Speak Out – Discover Challenge

an old post…

Ladyleemanila

I’m reblogging two of my earlier posts about the Philippines, one about human trafficking and the second one is about migrant workers.

bulacan-child-trafficking-20130623“Filipinos Are Not For Sale”

How can she not want to help her family, after all? The amount being offered overwhelms her and she answers with a ringing yes. The friend of a friend assures this girl from a poor family a high paying job abroad as a waitress. She is going to the Middle East, but must first stop-off in Malaysia secretly. Before long, she ends up in a confined, murky space, one wrist handcuffed to a bed. The guard gave her a big box of condoms and is casually informed that this will be her daily quota from now on – that is, if she wants to eat at all. By then, it’s too late, as we see the plight of yet another trafficking victim.

That’s…

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