Posted on

26 July 2020


The team from ASEAN-ACT held a roundtable recently with representatives from the Philippines Inter-agency Council Against Trafficking to discuss ongoing collaboration and increasing vulnerability especially for women and children during and after the COVID-19 crisis. 

ASEAN-ACT and the IACAT chair, Philippine's Department of Justice (DOJ) Undersecretary Emmeline Aglipay-Villar, discussed the impact of the crisis on the counter-trafficking work of Philippine government and ASEAN-ACT provided assurances of its ongoing support for the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) efforts. 

Attending the online roundtable from ASEAN-ACT was Team Leader Erin Anderson, Deputy Team Leader Aaron Rosada, Justice Systems Director Darlene Pajarito and ASEAN Program Director Archemides Siguan. Joining Usec Aglipay-Villar, was DOJ Assistant Secretary George Ortha and IACAT’s OIC-executive Director Yvette Coronel.

Photo Caption: ASEAN-ACT team and Philippine Department of Justice, National Program Steering Committee Chair Usec. Aglipay-Villar and Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking held an online roundtable to discuss impacts of COVID-19 on persons vulnerable to trafficking, and counter trafficking efforts.