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The Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) recently said it is further intensifying its campaign against human trafficking as it marked major gains in 2012.

According to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, IACAT chair, the task force’s optimism is buoyed by the growing support of private sector and international partners, as well as by gains in the prosecution of persons suspected of involvement in human trafficking operations.

The Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group of the Philippine National Police (PNP-CIDG) commemorated its long-standing partnership at the latter’s 60th Founding Anniversary on January 07, 2013 held at Camp Crame, Quezon City. The event was highlighted by the awarding of a plaque of recognition to one of the key officials of IACAT, Senior Assistant City Prosecutor Raymond Jonathan B. Lledo who leads the National Inter-Agency Task Force Against Trafficking (NIATFAT).

Ladies and gentlemen.

The Philippines is honored to be able to stand in solidarity with the community of nations in the all-out war against human trafficking.

Like you, we are determined to defeat this enemy. We are aware that the enemy may seem formidable. It has vast financial, human and technological resources. But we believe that these are no match to the determination, courage and commitment of a people working together to bring this modern-day evil down on its knees.

Friends, ladies and gentlemen:

The year was 1966.

I was told by friends and mentors that many important events happened during that year. 

I was planning to ask His Excellency, the Vice President if he remembers the important things that happened in 1966. I was, of course, quick to remember that both of them may not have been born yet at that time.

Friends, ladies and gentlemen:

Maayong buntag kaninyong tanan.

Nalipay  ko na nakaila ko kamo.  Pasaylo-a ko, nga dili ko makasulti ug Cebuano buyno.

Secretary Leila de Lima sends her warmest regards. She asked me to convey to all of you that she is grateful for your sustained and solid commitment to our campaign against human trafficking, and that she is proud to have you as partners in this important cause.

The Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) commemorated the International Day Against Trafficking. This highlighted the gains achieved by the concerted efforts of the different member agencies of IACAT and pay tribute to the individual heroes that spearhead the fight against human trafficking.

During the past year, the government’s primary anti-human trafficking body has taken considerable gains in its effort to end modern day slavery. The subsequent sections highlight the major accomplishments of IACAT in the area of prosecution, protection and prevention of human trafficking activities in the Philippines and abroad.