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DMW, AMLC join forces vs trafficking, illegal recruitment

DMW, AMLC join forces

The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) and the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) has intensified their efforts against trafficking and illegal recruitment by joining forces to investigate, prosecute, and seize the assets of perpetrators.

“Today is a bad day for illegal recruiters and traffickers because the DMW and AMLC are forging a strong partnership to investigate and prosecute perpetrators preying on OFWs and their families. This initiative is indeed a huge help in our shared commitment to protect and safeguard the welfare of migrant workers,” DMW Officer- in-Charge Hans Leo Cacdac said in a statement published today.

The agreement, signed by Cacdac and AMLC Executive Director Matthew M. David, will strengthen cooperation between the two agencies through information exchange and joint capacity-building activities in the investigation and prosecution of illegal recruiters and trafficking syndicates involved in money laundering.

David said that the agreement can protect OFWs from criminalities and safeguard their hard-earned money from the effects of the country’s (FATF) grey listing.

The DMW likewise urges OFW-victims of any financial-related crimes to seek free legal assistance from the DMW Migrant Workers Protection Bureau by contacting their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/dmwairtip or through their email at mwpb@dmw.gov.ph for the filing of cases against their offenders. (Marlon Luistro)