‘Anti-wiretap law hindering fight vs sex traffickers’

first_imgManila – With most of the sex trafficking activities happening online,an official of the Department of Justice said lawmakers should considerrelaxing provisions of the Anti-Wiretapping Law.  The committee earlier found out thatChinese-run prostitution dens have been pimping Filipina teens and foreign sexworkers through chat apps.      “Most of the recruitment happensonline, through social media or through chat apps which we have no access to,”Aglipay-Villar added.  She said operatives need to secure acourt order before they can be exempted from the Anti-Wiretapping Law, which ismeant to protect the rights of private citizens. Sex traffickers, who cater primarilyto Chinese nationals, have been using food-related codes to evade censorship inChina, according to the investigation.(WithABS-CBN News/PN) Justice undersecretary EmmelineAglipay-Villar said investigators probing prostitution dens and humantrafficking activities should be allowed to monitor private conversations ofsuspects.center_img Meanwhile, Senate committee chair RisaHontiveros said they will consider Aglipay-Villar’s suggestion alongside othercalls to regulate the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations, an industry beingblamed for the alleged proliferation of Chinese prostitutes and clients in thecountry. “‘Yungmga batas natin, kailangan mag-evolve toaddress the changing nature of the crimes of trafficking and prostitution,” shesaid. Authorities rescue women from a prostitution den in Makati on October last year. With most of the sex trafficking activities happening online, an official of the Department of Justice said lawmakers should consider relaxing provisions of the Anti-Wiretapping Law. ABS-CBN NEWS “The committee will act on thatrecommendation based both sa humanrights, civil rights and effective law enforcement para sa protection ng mgababae,” Hontiveros added.last_img

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