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Ini Minggu Kesedaran Burger di Hong Kong, dan anda harus memanfaatkannya sepenuhnya.

Mulai sekarang hingga Sabtu, sekumpulan penggemar burger akan datang Hong Kong ke "ibu kota burger di Timur" semasa Minggu Kesedaran Burger. Laman web acara menampilkan peta 17 dari burger lazat yang terbaik di bandar. (Ya, milkshake dikira sebagai aksesori.)

Beberapa rakan juga menawarkan istimewa untuk menghormati majlis tersebut. The Butchers Club Burgers mencipta "The Truck Stop," sebuah patty sekolah lama yang dicairkan dengan bawang manis panggang dan menetes dengan cheddar cair. Rasa dahaga? Pergi ke Soi 7 untuk mendapatkan bir draf percuma dengan burger berinspirasi Thai atau Burger Joys untuk mendapatkan gambar Jim Beam 24/7. Puan Pound, seorang speakeasy Sheung Wan, malah menawarkan burger percuma dari jam 5-8 malam. setiap malam - panggilnya happy hour untuk burger.

Tidak sabar untuk mencuba semuanya? Acara utama untuk Burger Awareness Week adalah Burger Tour yang berlangsung pada hari Rabu ini di Wan Chai. Dengan harga $ 250, anda dapat menikmati empat burger khas dalam satu malam - yang bermaksud hanya tiga belas lagi. Semoga berjaya!


Janji impian Amerika digunakan untuk memikat rakyat Filipina ke tangan pemerdagangan manusia, kata wakil pekerja Hong Kong

Mengejar impian rakyat Filipina terhadap impian Amerika telah dieksploitasi oleh para pemerdagangan manusia untuk memikat mereka ke negara-negara lain seperti Rusia dan Turki di mana mereka ditinggalkan dengan harapan mereka dihancurkan, menurut atase buruh di konsulat Filipina di Hong Kong.

"Trafficker menggunakan AS untuk memikat mangsa. Mereka memberitahu mereka bahawa lebih mudah mendapatkan visa ke AS jika mereka bekerja di Rusia terlebih dahulu, ”kata Jalilo Dela Torre, wakil tertinggi Jabatan Tenaga Kerja dan Pekerjaan Filipina di kota itu, yang melayani sekitar 190,000 pembantu rumah Filipina.

"Warga Filipina memandang AS sebagai destinasi menarik untuk bekerja dan hidup, kerana kita berada di bawah AS sejak sekian lama," katanya.

Tetapi ketika pekerja rumah tangga mendarat di Rusia, tidak ada pekerjaan, dan AS nampaknya semakin jauh. “Ketika mereka sampai di Rusia, mereka sering harus mencari pekerjaan sendiri. Mereka dijanjikan oleh para perekrut di Hong Kong bahawa ada pekerjaan yang menanti mereka tiba, tetapi ternyata itu juga pembohongan, ”kata Dela Torre.

Walaupun ada jaringan pemerdagangan manusia yang melibatkan rakan kongsi di lokasi yang berlainan, termasuk agensi di Hong Kong, Dela Torre mengatakan ada juga kes "serigala tunggal" terbang dari Rusia ke kota "hanya untuk merekrut, menerima pembayaran dan menemani mangsa ke Rusia ”.

Pekerja mungkin perlu membayar yuran setinggi HK $ 40,000 - hampir lapan kali ganda gaji minimum pembantu rumah asing di bandar - HK $ 4,410.

Sekali di Moscow, dan tanpa pilihan lain, banyak yang berusaha mencari pekerjaan sendiri, yang biasanya memakan masa enam bulan hingga setahun, kata Dela Torre. Terdapat kira-kira 5,000 orang Filipina di Rusia.

Wakil pekerja mengatakan bahawa strategi serupa telah digunakan untuk menarik pekerja Filipina yang tinggal di Hong Kong ke destinasi lain, seperti Turki.

Komennya datang Minggu ini di Asia menerbitkan kisah mengenai eksploitasi pekerja dari Filipina di AS. Ciri ini menjelaskan bagaimana, walaupun di destinasi impian mereka, pendatang Filipina telah mengalami berbagai bentuk penganiayaan.

Dela Torre menangguhkan komen mengenai isu tersebut kepada rakan-rakannya di AS.

Ketakutan perdagangan manusia setelah pembantu Filipina mati di daratan China

Jurucakap konsulat Filipina di Los Angeles mengatakan pihaknya telah memperluas "semua kemungkinan bantuan hukum dan konsuler" untuk memperdagangkan warga Filipina yang mendekati atau dirujuk kepada mereka, tetapi tidak dapat memberikan angka.

"Kami menangani kes-kes ini dengan kerahsiaan sepenuhnya," katanya.

Jurucakap yang sama menyatakan bahawa pemerintah Filipina tetap "komited untuk melindungi warga Filipina dari perdagangan manusia".

Merujuk kepada kes pekerja rumah tangga dari Filipina - dan negara-negara lain - yang telah dieksploitasi oleh diplomat dan pegawai organisasi antarabangsa di AS, katanya konsulat tidak dapat memberikan komen. "Sebarang penyalahgunaan visa tersebut adalah kes bagi penguatkuasa AS dan pihak imigresen."

Hong Kong kalah dalam memerangi pemerdagangan manusia, menurut laporan AS

Jurucakap kedutaan Filipina di Washington DC juga tidak memberikan komen khusus mengenai eksploitasi rakyat Filipina di AS. Namun, dia mengatakan Filipina terus "meningkatkan dan memperbaiki kebijakan, perundangan dan mekanisme nasional untuk memerangi perdagangan orang".

Filipina adalah satu-satunya negara di Asia Tenggara yang berada di Tahap 1 - peringkat tertinggi - dalam laporan Jabatan Negara AS 2017 mengenai pemerdagangan manusia.

Di AS, beberapa bandar seperti Houston, Texas, dan Los Angeles, California telah melancarkan pasukan petugas untuk memerangi perdagangan manusia. Kempen kesedaran masyarakat dalam beberapa bahasa adalah antara strategi yang telah dilaksanakan dalam beberapa tahun terakhir.

Archana Kotecha, ketua Jabatan Perundangan di Liberty Asia yang berpusat di Hong Kong, sebuah kumpulan bukan keuntungan anti perdagangan manusia, menunjukkan "banyak kekurangan dalam sistem yang membolehkan orang berpindah dari satu tempat ke tempat lain. Masalah seperti itu harus ditangani baik di negara pengirim maupun negara penerima. ”

Dia mengatakan bahawa Filipina harus memberikan orientasi sebelum berangkat yang lebih baik, termasuk pendidikan tentang negara tujuan, hak pekerja dan bagaimana mereka boleh mendapatkan bantuan.

Di samping itu, kerajaan perlu mengambil tindakan sistematik terhadap ejen yang berlebihan.

"Perlu ada tindakan keras terhadap agensi-agensi ini dan apa yang mereka kenakan," kata Kotecha. Masalah perhambaan hutang sering dibawa ke negara-negara tujuan seperti AS.

"Ada tanggung jawab yang sangat besar terhadap negara-negara yang mengirim pekerja ini - dan mengambil kiriman wang mereka - dan di negara-negara menerimanya dan memberikan visa kepada orang-orang ini yang akan bekerja di industri yang terkenal dengan eksploitasi," katanya.

Kotecha mengatakan kerjasama yang lebih baik antara kedua-dua negara, termasuk dalam perkongsian data dan penelusuran aset, diperlukan.

Hong Kong tidak memerlukan undang-undang untuk menentang pemerdagangan manusia, kata pemerintah: mangsa secara rutin dikriminalisasi, kata Bar Association

Dia mengatakan bahawa AS harus lebih proaktif dalam melakukan pemeriksaan buruh, terutama dalam industri "keterlihatan rendah dan kerentanan tinggi". Dan bahawa perlu usaha yang lebih besar untuk memantau keadaan kerja dan menjaga hubungan tetap dengan pekerja rumah tangga yang dibawa ke AS untuk mengerjakan isi rumah diplomat dan pegawai organisasi antarabangsa.

Minggu ini, Hong Kong mengumumkan rancangan tindakan untuk memerangi pemerdagangan manusia di bandar. "Kami berharap rancangan tindakan ini dapat dilaksanakan sepenuhnya," kata Dela Torre. "Kami senang dengannya, ini adalah langkah ke arah yang benar, tetapi tentu saja situasi yang ideal adalah bagi Hong Kong untuk memiliki peraturan anti perdagangan manusia sendiri."

Bandar itu, yang ditempatkan selama dua tahun berturut-turut dalam senarai tontonan Tahap Dua laporan Jabatan Negara AS, telah digambarkan sebagai destinasi dan titik transit perdagangan manusia. Para penyokong telah lama meminta undang-undang perdagangan manusia, tetapi pemerintah berulang kali mengatakan masalah itu "tidak berleluasa di Hong Kong".

Untuk berita terkini dari South China Morning Post muat turun aplikasi mudah alih kami. Hak Cipta 2018.


Janji impian Amerika digunakan untuk memikat rakyat Filipina ke tangan pemerdagangan manusia, kata wakil pekerja Hong Kong

Mengejar impian rakyat Filipina terhadap impian Amerika telah dieksploitasi oleh para pemerdagangan manusia untuk memikat mereka ke negara-negara lain seperti Rusia dan Turki di mana mereka dibiarkan terbengkalai dengan harapan mereka dihancurkan, menurut atase buruh di konsulat Filipina di Hong Kong.

"Trafficker menggunakan AS untuk memikat mangsa. Mereka memberitahu mereka bahawa lebih mudah mendapatkan visa ke AS jika mereka bekerja di Rusia terlebih dahulu, ”kata Jalilo Dela Torre, wakil tertinggi Jabatan Tenaga Kerja dan Pekerjaan Filipina di kota itu, yang melayani sekitar 190,000 pembantu rumah Filipina.

"Warga Filipina memandang AS sebagai destinasi yang menarik untuk bekerja dan hidup, kerana kami berada di bawah AS sejak sekian lama," katanya.

Tetapi ketika pekerja rumah tangga mendarat di Rusia, tidak ada pekerjaan, dan AS nampaknya semakin jauh. “Ketika mereka sampai di Rusia, mereka sering harus mencari pekerjaan sendiri. Mereka dijanjikan oleh para perekrut di Hong Kong bahawa ada pekerjaan yang menanti mereka tiba, tetapi ternyata itu juga pembohongan, ”kata Dela Torre.

Walaupun ada jaringan pemerdagangan manusia yang melibatkan rakan kongsi di lokasi yang berlainan, termasuk agensi di Hong Kong, Dela Torre mengatakan ada juga kasus "serigala tunggal" terbang dari Rusia ke kota "hanya untuk merekrut, menerima pembayaran dan mengiringi korban ke Rusia "

Pekerja mungkin perlu membayar yuran setinggi HK $ 40,000 - hampir lapan kali ganda gaji minimum pembantu rumah asing di bandar - HK $ 4,410.

Sekali di Moscow, dan tanpa pilihan lain, banyak yang berusaha mencari pekerjaan sendiri, yang biasanya memakan masa enam bulan hingga setahun, kata Dela Torre. Terdapat kira-kira 5,000 orang Filipina di Rusia.

Wakil pekerja mengatakan bahawa strategi serupa telah digunakan untuk menarik pekerja Filipina yang tinggal di Hong Kong ke destinasi lain, seperti Turki.

Komennya datang Minggu ini di Asia menerbitkan kisah mengenai eksploitasi pekerja dari Filipina di AS. Ciri ini menjelaskan bagaimana, walaupun di destinasi impian mereka, pendatang Filipina telah mengalami berbagai bentuk penganiayaan.

Dela Torre menangguhkan komen mengenai isu tersebut kepada rakan-rakannya di AS.

Ketakutan perdagangan manusia setelah pembantu Filipina mati di daratan China

Jurucakap konsulat Filipina di Los Angeles mengatakan pihaknya telah memperluas "semua kemungkinan bantuan hukum dan konsuler" untuk memperdagangkan warga Filipina yang mendekati atau dirujuk kepada mereka, tetapi tidak dapat memberikan angka.

"Kami menangani kes-kes ini dengan kerahsiaan sepenuhnya," katanya.

Jurucakap yang sama menyatakan bahawa pemerintah Filipina tetap "komited untuk melindungi warga Filipina dari perdagangan manusia".

Merujuk kepada kes pekerja rumah tangga dari Filipina - dan negara-negara lain - yang telah dieksploitasi oleh diplomat dan pegawai organisasi antarabangsa di AS, katanya konsulat tidak dapat memberikan komen. "Sebarang penyalahgunaan visa tersebut adalah kes bagi penguatkuasa AS dan pihak imigresen."

Hong Kong kalah dalam memerangi pemerdagangan manusia, menurut laporan AS

Jurucakap kedutaan Filipina di Washington DC juga tidak memberikan komen khusus mengenai eksploitasi rakyat Filipina di AS. Namun, dia mengatakan Filipina terus "meningkatkan dan memperbaiki kebijakan, perundangan dan mekanisme nasional untuk memerangi perdagangan orang".

Filipina adalah satu-satunya negara di Asia Tenggara yang berada di Tahap 1 - peringkat tertinggi - dalam laporan Jabatan Negara AS 2017 mengenai pemerdagangan manusia.

Di AS, beberapa bandar seperti Houston, Texas, dan Los Angeles, California telah melancarkan pasukan petugas untuk memerangi perdagangan manusia. Kempen kesedaran masyarakat dalam beberapa bahasa adalah antara strategi yang telah dilaksanakan dalam beberapa tahun terakhir.

Archana Kotecha, ketua Jabatan Perundangan di Liberty Asia yang berpusat di Hong Kong, sebuah kumpulan bukan keuntungan anti perdagangan manusia, menunjukkan "banyak kekurangan dalam sistem yang membolehkan orang berpindah dari satu tempat ke tempat lain. Masalah seperti itu harus ditangani baik di negara pengirim maupun negara penerima.

Dia mengatakan bahawa Filipina harus memberikan orientasi sebelum berangkat yang lebih baik, termasuk pendidikan tentang negara tujuan, hak pekerja dan bagaimana mereka boleh mendapatkan bantuan.

Di samping itu, pemerintah perlu mengambil tindakan sistematik terhadap ejen yang berlebihan.

"Perlu ada tindakan keras terhadap agensi-agensi ini dan apa yang mereka kenakan," kata Kotecha. Masalah perhambaan hutang sering dibawa ke negara-negara tujuan seperti AS.

"Ada tanggung jawab yang sangat besar terhadap negara-negara yang mengirim pekerja ini - dan mengambil kiriman wang mereka - dan di negara-negara menerimanya dan memberikan visa kepada orang-orang ini yang akan bekerja di industri yang terkenal dengan eksploitasi," katanya.

Kotecha mengatakan kerjasama yang lebih baik antara kedua-dua negara, termasuk dalam perkongsian data dan penelusuran aset, diperlukan.

Hong Kong tidak memerlukan undang-undang untuk menentang pemerdagangan manusia, kata pemerintah: mangsa secara rutin dikriminalisasi, kata Bar Association

Dia mengatakan bahawa AS harus lebih proaktif dalam melakukan pemeriksaan buruh, terutama dalam industri "keterlihatan rendah dan kerentanan tinggi". Dan bahawa perlu usaha yang lebih besar untuk memantau keadaan kerja dan menjaga hubungan tetap dengan pekerja rumah tangga yang dibawa ke AS untuk mengerjakan isi rumah diplomat dan pegawai organisasi antarabangsa.

Minggu ini, Hong Kong mengumumkan rancangan tindakan untuk memerangi pemerdagangan manusia di bandar. "Kami berharap rancangan tindakan ini dapat dilaksanakan sepenuhnya," kata Dela Torre. "Kami senang dengannya, ini adalah langkah ke arah yang benar, tetapi tentu saja situasi yang ideal adalah bagi Hong Kong untuk memiliki peraturan anti pemerdagangan manusia sendiri."

Bandar itu, yang ditempatkan selama dua tahun berturut-turut dalam senarai tontonan Tingkat Dua laporan Jabatan Negara AS, telah digambarkan sebagai destinasi dan titik transit perdagangan manusia. Para penyokong telah lama meminta undang-undang perdagangan manusia, tetapi pemerintah berulang kali mengatakan masalah itu "tidak berleluasa di Hong Kong".

Untuk berita terkini dari South China Morning Post muat turun aplikasi mudah alih kami. Hak Cipta 2018.


Janji impian Amerika digunakan untuk memikat rakyat Filipina ke tangan pemerdagangan manusia, kata wakil pekerja Hong Kong

Mengejar impian rakyat Filipina terhadap impian Amerika telah dieksploitasi oleh para pemerdagangan manusia untuk memikat mereka ke negara-negara lain seperti Rusia dan Turki di mana mereka dibiarkan terbengkalai dengan harapan mereka dihancurkan, menurut atase buruh di konsulat Filipina di Hong Kong.

"Trafficker menggunakan AS untuk memikat mangsa. Mereka memberitahu mereka bahawa lebih mudah mendapatkan visa ke AS jika mereka bekerja di Rusia terlebih dahulu, ”kata Jalilo Dela Torre, wakil tertinggi Jabatan Tenaga Kerja dan Pekerjaan Filipina di kota itu, yang melayani sekitar 190,000 pembantu rumah Filipina.

"Warga Filipina memandang AS sebagai destinasi yang menarik untuk bekerja dan hidup, kerana kami berada di bawah AS sejak sekian lama," katanya.

Tetapi ketika pekerja rumah tangga mendarat di Rusia, tidak ada pekerjaan, dan AS nampaknya semakin jauh. “Ketika mereka sampai di Rusia, mereka sering harus mencari pekerjaan sendiri. Mereka dijanjikan oleh para perekrut di Hong Kong bahawa ada pekerjaan yang menanti mereka tiba, tetapi ternyata itu juga pembohongan, ”kata Dela Torre.

Walaupun ada jaringan pemerdagangan manusia yang melibatkan rakan kongsi di lokasi yang berlainan, termasuk agensi di Hong Kong, Dela Torre mengatakan ada juga kasus "serigala tunggal" terbang dari Rusia ke kota "hanya untuk merekrut, menerima pembayaran dan mengiringi korban ke Rusia "

Pekerja mungkin perlu membayar yuran setinggi HK $ 40,000 - hampir lapan kali ganda gaji minimum pembantu rumah asing di bandar - HK $ 4,410.

Sekali di Moscow, dan tanpa pilihan lain, banyak yang berusaha mencari pekerjaan sendiri, yang biasanya memakan masa enam bulan hingga setahun, kata Dela Torre. Terdapat kira-kira 5,000 orang Filipina di Rusia.

Wakil pekerja mengatakan bahawa strategi serupa telah digunakan untuk menarik pekerja Filipina yang tinggal di Hong Kong ke destinasi lain, seperti Turki.

Komennya datang Minggu ini di Asia menerbitkan kisah mengenai eksploitasi pekerja dari Filipina di AS. Ciri ini menjelaskan bagaimana, walaupun di destinasi impian mereka, pendatang Filipina telah mengalami berbagai bentuk penganiayaan.

Dela Torre menangguhkan komen mengenai isu tersebut kepada rakan-rakannya di AS.

Ketakutan perdagangan manusia setelah pembantu Filipina mati di daratan China

Jurucakap konsulat Filipina di Los Angeles mengatakan pihaknya telah memperluas "semua kemungkinan bantuan hukum dan konsuler" untuk memperdagangkan warga Filipina yang mendekati atau dirujuk kepada mereka, tetapi tidak dapat memberikan angka.

"Kami menangani kes-kes ini dengan kerahsiaan sepenuhnya," katanya.

Jurucakap yang sama menyatakan bahawa pemerintah Filipina tetap "komited untuk melindungi warga Filipina dari perdagangan manusia".

Merujuk kepada kes pekerja rumah tangga dari Filipina - dan negara-negara lain - yang telah dieksploitasi oleh diplomat dan pegawai organisasi antarabangsa di AS, katanya konsulat tidak dapat memberikan komen. "Sebarang penyalahgunaan visa tersebut adalah kes bagi penguatkuasa AS dan pihak imigresen."

Hong Kong kalah dalam memerangi pemerdagangan manusia, menurut laporan AS

Jurucakap kedutaan Filipina di Washington DC juga tidak memberikan komen khusus mengenai eksploitasi rakyat Filipina di AS. Namun, dia mengatakan Filipina terus "meningkatkan dan meningkatkan kebijakan, perundangan dan mekanisme nasional untuk memerangi perdagangan orang".

Filipina adalah satu-satunya negara di Asia Tenggara yang berada di Tahap 1 - peringkat tertinggi - dalam laporan Jabatan Negara AS 2017 mengenai pemerdagangan manusia.

Di AS, beberapa bandar seperti Houston, Texas, dan Los Angeles, California telah melancarkan pasukan petugas untuk memerangi perdagangan manusia. Kempen kesedaran masyarakat dalam beberapa bahasa adalah antara strategi yang telah dilaksanakan dalam beberapa tahun terakhir.

Archana Kotecha, ketua Jabatan Perundangan di Liberty Asia yang berpusat di Hong Kong, sebuah kumpulan bukan keuntungan anti perdagangan manusia, menunjukkan "banyak kekurangan dalam sistem yang membolehkan orang berpindah dari satu tempat ke tempat lain. Masalah seperti itu harus ditangani baik di negara pengirim maupun negara penerima.

Dia mengatakan bahawa Filipina harus memberikan orientasi sebelum berangkat yang lebih baik, termasuk pendidikan tentang negara tujuan, hak pekerja dan bagaimana mereka boleh mendapatkan bantuan.

Di samping itu, kerajaan perlu mengambil tindakan sistematik terhadap ejen yang berlebihan.

"Perlu ada tindakan keras terhadap agensi-agensi ini dan apa yang mereka kenakan," kata Kotecha. Masalah perhambaan hutang sering dibawa ke negara-negara tujuan seperti AS.

"Ada tanggung jawab yang sangat besar terhadap negara-negara yang mengirim pekerja ini - dan mengambil kiriman wang mereka - dan di negara-negara menerimanya dan memberikan visa kepada orang-orang ini yang akan bekerja di industri yang terkenal dengan eksploitasi," katanya.

Kotecha mengatakan kerjasama yang lebih baik antara kedua-dua negara, termasuk dalam perkongsian data dan penelusuran aset, diperlukan.

Hong Kong tidak memerlukan undang-undang untuk menentang pemerdagangan manusia, kata pemerintah: mangsa secara rutin dikriminalisasi, kata Bar Association

Dia mengatakan bahawa AS harus lebih proaktif dalam melakukan pemeriksaan buruh, terutama dalam industri "keterlihatan rendah dan kerentanan tinggi". Dan bahawa perlu usaha yang lebih besar untuk memantau keadaan kerja dan menjaga hubungan tetap dengan pekerja rumah tangga yang dibawa ke AS untuk mengerjakan isi rumah diplomat dan pegawai organisasi antarabangsa.

Minggu ini, Hong Kong mengumumkan rancangan tindakan untuk memerangi pemerdagangan manusia di bandar. "Kami berharap rancangan tindakan ini dapat dilaksanakan sepenuhnya," kata Dela Torre. "Kami senang dengannya, ini adalah langkah ke arah yang benar, tetapi tentu saja situasi yang ideal adalah bagi Hong Kong untuk memiliki peraturan anti perdagangan manusia sendiri."

Bandar itu, yang ditempatkan selama dua tahun berturut-turut dalam senarai tontonan Tahap Dua laporan Jabatan Negara AS, telah digambarkan sebagai destinasi dan titik transit perdagangan manusia. Para penyokong telah lama meminta undang-undang perdagangan manusia, tetapi pemerintah berulang kali mengatakan masalah itu "tidak berleluasa di Hong Kong".

Untuk berita terkini dari South China Morning Post muat turun aplikasi mudah alih kami. Hak Cipta 2018.


Janji impian Amerika digunakan untuk memikat rakyat Filipina ke tangan pemerdagangan manusia, kata wakil pekerja Hong Kong

Mengejar impian rakyat Filipina terhadap impian Amerika telah dieksploitasi oleh para pemerdagangan manusia untuk memikat mereka ke negara-negara lain seperti Rusia dan Turki di mana mereka ditinggalkan dengan harapan mereka dihancurkan, menurut atase buruh di konsulat Filipina di Hong Kong.

"Trafficker menggunakan AS untuk memikat mangsa. Mereka memberitahu mereka bahawa lebih mudah mendapatkan visa ke AS jika mereka bekerja di Rusia terlebih dahulu, ”kata Jalilo Dela Torre, wakil tertinggi Jabatan Tenaga Kerja dan Pekerjaan Filipina di kota itu, yang melayani sekitar 190,000 pembantu rumah Filipina.

"Warga Filipina memandang AS sebagai destinasi yang menarik untuk bekerja dan hidup, kerana kami berada di bawah AS sejak sekian lama," katanya.

Tetapi ketika pekerja rumah tangga mendarat di Rusia, tidak ada pekerjaan, dan AS nampaknya semakin jauh. “Ketika mereka sampai di Rusia, mereka sering harus mencari pekerjaan sendiri. Mereka dijanjikan oleh para perekrut di Hong Kong bahawa ada pekerjaan yang menanti mereka tiba, tetapi ternyata itu juga pembohongan, ”kata Dela Torre.

Walaupun ada jaringan pemerdagangan manusia yang melibatkan rakan kongsi di lokasi yang berlainan, termasuk agensi di Hong Kong, Dela Torre mengatakan ada juga kasus "serigala tunggal" terbang dari Rusia ke kota "hanya untuk merekrut, menerima pembayaran dan mengiringi korban ke Rusia "

Pekerja mungkin perlu membayar yuran setinggi HK $ 40,000 - hampir lapan kali ganda gaji minimum pembantu rumah asing di bandar - HK $ 4,410.

Sekali di Moscow, dan tanpa pilihan lain, banyak yang berusaha mencari pekerjaan sendiri, yang biasanya memakan masa enam bulan hingga setahun, kata Dela Torre. Terdapat kira-kira 5,000 orang Filipina di Rusia.

Wakil pekerja mengatakan bahawa strategi serupa telah digunakan untuk menarik pekerja Filipina yang tinggal di Hong Kong ke destinasi lain, seperti Turki.

Komennya datang Minggu ini di Asia menerbitkan kisah mengenai eksploitasi pekerja dari Filipina di AS. Ciri ini menjelaskan bagaimana, walaupun di destinasi impian mereka, pendatang Filipina telah mengalami berbagai bentuk penganiayaan.

Dela Torre menangguhkan komen mengenai isu tersebut kepada rakan-rakannya di AS.

Ketakutan perdagangan manusia setelah pembantu Filipina mati di daratan China

Jurucakap konsulat Filipina di Los Angeles mengatakan pihaknya telah memperluas "semua kemungkinan bantuan hukum dan konsuler" untuk memperdagangkan warga Filipina yang mendekati atau dirujuk kepada mereka, tetapi tidak dapat memberikan angka.

"Kami menangani kes-kes ini dengan kerahsiaan sepenuhnya," katanya.

Jurucakap yang sama menyatakan bahawa pemerintah Filipina tetap "komited untuk melindungi warga Filipina dari perdagangan manusia".

Merujuk kepada kes pekerja rumah tangga dari Filipina - dan negara-negara lain - yang telah dieksploitasi oleh diplomat dan pegawai organisasi antarabangsa di AS, katanya konsulat tidak dapat memberikan komen. "Sebarang penyalahgunaan visa tersebut adalah kes bagi penguatkuasa AS dan pihak imigresen."

Hong Kong kalah dalam memerangi pemerdagangan manusia, menurut laporan AS

Jurucakap kedutaan Filipina di Washington DC juga tidak memberikan komen khusus mengenai eksploitasi rakyat Filipina di AS. Namun, dia mengatakan Filipina terus "meningkatkan dan memperbaiki kebijakan, perundangan dan mekanisme nasional untuk memerangi perdagangan orang".

Filipina adalah satu-satunya negara di Asia Tenggara yang berada di Tahap 1 - peringkat tertinggi - dalam laporan Jabatan Negara AS 2017 mengenai pemerdagangan manusia.

Di AS, beberapa bandar seperti Houston, Texas, dan Los Angeles, California telah melancarkan pasukan petugas untuk memerangi perdagangan manusia. Kempen kesedaran masyarakat dalam beberapa bahasa adalah antara strategi yang telah dilaksanakan dalam beberapa tahun terakhir.

Archana Kotecha, ketua Jabatan Perundangan di Liberty Asia yang berpusat di Hong Kong, sebuah kumpulan bukan keuntungan anti perdagangan manusia, menunjukkan "banyak kekurangan dalam sistem yang membolehkan orang berpindah dari satu tempat ke tempat lain. Masalah seperti itu harus ditangani baik di negara pengirim maupun negara penerima.

Dia mengatakan bahawa Filipina harus memberikan orientasi sebelum berangkat yang lebih baik, termasuk pendidikan tentang negara tujuan, hak pekerja dan bagaimana mereka boleh mendapatkan bantuan.

Di samping itu, pemerintah perlu mengambil tindakan sistematik terhadap ejen yang berlebihan.

"Perlu ada tindakan keras terhadap agensi-agensi ini dan apa yang mereka kenakan," kata Kotecha. Masalah perhambaan hutang sering dibawa ke negara-negara tujuan seperti AS.

"Ada tanggung jawab yang sangat besar terhadap negara-negara yang mengirim pekerja ini - dan mengambil kiriman wang mereka - dan di negara-negara menerimanya dan memberikan visa kepada orang-orang ini yang akan bekerja di industri yang terkenal dengan eksploitasi," katanya.

Kotecha mengatakan kerjasama yang lebih baik antara kedua-dua negara, termasuk dalam perkongsian data dan penelusuran aset, diperlukan.

Hong Kong tidak memerlukan undang-undang untuk menentang pemerdagangan manusia, kata pemerintah: mangsa secara rutin dikriminalisasi, kata Bar Association

Dia mengatakan bahawa AS harus lebih proaktif dalam melakukan pemeriksaan buruh, terutama dalam industri "keterlihatan rendah dan kerentanan tinggi". Dan perlu mengambil usaha yang lebih besar untuk memantau keadaan kerja dan menjaga hubungan tetap dengan pekerja rumah tangga yang dibawa ke AS untuk mengerjakan isi rumah diplomat dan pegawai organisasi antarabangsa.

Minggu ini, Hong Kong mengumumkan rancangan tindakan untuk memerangi pemerdagangan manusia di bandar. "Kami berharap rancangan tindakan ini dapat dilaksanakan sepenuhnya," kata Dela Torre. "Kami senang dengannya, ini adalah langkah ke arah yang benar, tetapi tentu saja situasi yang ideal adalah bagi Hong Kong untuk memiliki peraturan anti perdagangan manusia sendiri."

Bandar itu, yang ditempatkan selama dua tahun berturut-turut dalam senarai tontonan Tahap Dua laporan Jabatan Negara AS, telah digambarkan sebagai destinasi dan titik transit perdagangan manusia. Para penyokong telah lama meminta undang-undang perdagangan manusia, tetapi pemerintah berulang kali mengatakan masalah itu "tidak berleluasa di Hong Kong".

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Janji impian Amerika digunakan untuk memikat rakyat Filipina ke tangan pemerdagangan manusia, kata wakil pekerja Hong Kong

Mengejar impian rakyat Filipina terhadap impian Amerika telah dieksploitasi oleh para pemerdagangan manusia untuk memikat mereka ke negara-negara lain seperti Rusia dan Turki di mana mereka ditinggalkan dengan harapan mereka dihancurkan, menurut atase buruh di konsulat Filipina di Hong Kong.

"Trafficker menggunakan AS untuk memikat mangsa. Mereka memberitahu mereka bahawa lebih mudah mendapatkan visa ke AS jika mereka bekerja di Rusia terlebih dahulu, ”kata Jalilo Dela Torre, wakil tertinggi Jabatan Tenaga Kerja dan Pekerjaan Filipina di kota itu, yang melayani sekitar 190,000 pembantu rumah Filipina.

"Warga Filipina memandang AS sebagai destinasi yang menarik untuk bekerja dan hidup, kerana kami berada di bawah AS sejak sekian lama," katanya.

Tetapi ketika pekerja rumah tangga mendarat di Rusia, tidak ada pekerjaan, dan AS nampaknya semakin jauh. “Ketika mereka sampai di Rusia, mereka sering harus mencari pekerjaan sendiri. Mereka dijanjikan oleh para perekrut di Hong Kong bahawa ada pekerjaan yang menanti mereka tiba, tetapi ternyata itu juga pembohongan, ”kata Dela Torre.

Walaupun ada jaringan pemerdagangan manusia yang melibatkan rakan kongsi di lokasi yang berlainan, termasuk agensi di Hong Kong, Dela Torre mengatakan ada juga kasus "serigala tunggal" terbang dari Rusia ke kota "hanya untuk merekrut, menerima pembayaran dan mengiringi korban ke Rusia "

Pekerja mungkin perlu membayar yuran setinggi HK $ 40,000 - hampir lapan kali ganda gaji minimum pembantu rumah asing di bandar - HK $ 4,410.

Sekali di Moscow, dan tanpa pilihan lain, banyak yang berusaha mencari pekerjaan sendiri, yang biasanya memakan masa enam bulan hingga setahun, kata Dela Torre. Terdapat kira-kira 5,000 orang Filipina di Rusia.

Wakil pekerja mengatakan bahawa strategi serupa telah digunakan untuk menarik pekerja Filipina yang tinggal di Hong Kong ke destinasi lain, seperti Turki.

Komennya datang Minggu ini di Asia menerbitkan kisah mengenai eksploitasi pekerja dari Filipina di AS. Ciri ini menjelaskan bagaimana, walaupun di destinasi impian mereka, pendatang Filipina telah mengalami berbagai bentuk penganiayaan.

Dela Torre menangguhkan komen mengenai isu tersebut kepada rakan-rakannya di AS.

Ketakutan perdagangan manusia setelah pembantu Filipina mati di daratan China

Jurucakap konsulat Filipina di Los Angeles mengatakan pihaknya telah memperluas "semua kemungkinan bantuan hukum dan konsuler" untuk memperdagangkan warga Filipina yang mendekati atau dirujuk kepada mereka, tetapi tidak dapat memberikan angka.

"Kami menangani kes-kes ini dengan kerahsiaan sepenuhnya," katanya.

Jurucakap yang sama menyatakan bahawa pemerintah Filipina tetap "komited untuk melindungi warga Filipina dari perdagangan manusia".

Merujuk kepada kes pekerja rumah tangga dari Filipina - dan negara-negara lain - yang telah dieksploitasi oleh diplomat dan pegawai organisasi antarabangsa di AS, katanya konsulat tidak dapat memberikan komen. "Sebarang penyalahgunaan visa tersebut adalah kes bagi penguatkuasa AS dan pihak imigresen."

Hong Kong kalah dalam memerangi pemerdagangan manusia, menurut laporan AS

Jurucakap kedutaan Filipina di Washington DC juga tidak memberikan komen khusus mengenai eksploitasi rakyat Filipina di AS. Namun, dia mengatakan Filipina terus "meningkatkan dan meningkatkan kebijakan, perundangan dan mekanisme nasional untuk memerangi perdagangan orang".

Filipina adalah satu-satunya negara di Asia Tenggara yang berada di Tahap 1 - peringkat tertinggi - dalam laporan Jabatan Negara AS 2017 mengenai pemerdagangan manusia.

Di AS, beberapa bandar seperti Houston, Texas, dan Los Angeles, California telah melancarkan pasukan petugas untuk memerangi perdagangan manusia. Kempen kesedaran masyarakat dalam beberapa bahasa adalah antara strategi yang telah dilaksanakan dalam beberapa tahun terakhir.

Archana Kotecha, ketua Jabatan Perundangan di Liberty Asia yang berpusat di Hong Kong, sebuah kumpulan bukan keuntungan anti perdagangan manusia, menunjukkan "banyak kekurangan dalam sistem yang membolehkan orang berpindah dari satu tempat ke tempat lain. Masalah seperti itu harus ditangani baik di negara pengirim maupun negara penerima. ”

She said the Philippines should provide enhanced pre-departure orientation, including education about the country of destination, the workers’ rights and how they can access help.

In addition, the government needs to take systematic action against agents that overcharge.

“There needs to be more of a crackdown on these agencies and on what they charge,” Kotecha said. Debt bondage problems are often carried to countries of destination such as the US.

“There is an immense responsibility on the states sending these workers – and taking their remittances – and in the countries accepting them and granting visas to these individuals who are going to work in industries known for exploitation,” she said.

Kotecha said greater collaboration between both countries, including in data sharing and assets tracing, was needed.

Hong Kong does not need laws against human trafficking, says government: victims are routinely criminalised, says Bar Association

She said that the US should be more proactive in carrying out labour inspections, particularly in “low visibility and high vulnerability” industries. And that it should take greater efforts to monitor working conditions and maintain regular contact with domestic workers brought to the US to work on households of diplomats and international organisation officers.

This week, Hong Kong announced an action plan to combat human trafficking in the city. “We look forward for this action plan to be fully implemented,” Dela Torre said. “We are happy with it, it’s a step in the right direction, but of course the ideal situation would be for Hong Kong to have its own anti-human trafficking ordinance.”

The city, which was placed for two consecutive years in the Tier Two watch list of the US State Department report, has been described as a destination and transit point for human trafficking. Advocates have long called for anti-human traffickings laws, but the government has repeatedly said the problem “is not prevalent in Hong Kong”.

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Promise of American dream used to lure Filipinos into hands of human traffickers, Hong Kong labour representative says

Filipinos’ pursuit of the American dream has been exploited by human traffickers to lure them to other countries like Russia and Turkey where they are left abandoned with their hopes quashed, according to the labour attaché at the Philippine consulate in Hong Kong.

“Traffickers use the US to lure the victims. They tell them that it’s easier to get a visa to the US if they work in Russia first,” said Jalilo Dela Torre, the Philippine Department of Labour and Employment’s top representative in the city, who serves some 190,000 Filipino domestic helpers.

“Filipinos look at the US as an attractive destination to work and live, because we were under the US for a long time,” he said.

But when domestic workers land in Russia, there are no jobs, and the US seems even further away. “When they get to Russia, they often have to find jobs on their own. They are promised by recruiters here in Hong Kong that there are jobs waiting for them upon their arrival but it turns out to be lies too,” Dela Torre said.

Although there are trafficking networks that involve partners in different locations, including agencies in Hong Kong, Dela Torre said there had also been cases of “lone wolves” flying from Russia to the city “just to recruit, accept payments and accompany the victims to Russia”.

Workers may have to pay fees as high as HK$40,000 – nearly eight times the minimum wage of foreign domestic helpers in the city – HK$4,410.

Once in Moscow, and left with no other options, many try to find jobs by themselves, which usually takes six months to a year, Dela Torre said. There are some 5,000 Filipinos in Russia.

The labour representative said that a similar strategy has been used to attract Filipino workers living in Hong Kong to other destinations, like Turkey.

His comments came as This Week in Asia published a story on the exploitation of workers from the Philippines in the US. The feature details how, even in their dream destination, Filipino migrants have endured different forms of abuse.

Dela Torre deferred comments about the issue to his colleagues in the US.

Human-trafficking fears after Filipino helper dies in mainland China

A spokesman for the Philippine consulate in Los Angeles said it had extended “all possible legal and consular assistance” to trafficked Filipinos who approached or were referred to them, but could not provide figures.

“We treat these cases with the utmost confidentiality,” he said.

The same spokesman noted that the Philippine government remained “committed to the protection of Filipino nationals from trafficking”.

Referring to the cases of domestic workers from the Philippines – and other nations – who have been exploited by diplomats and officials of international organisations in the US, he said the consulate could not comment. “Any abuse of said visa is a case for US law enforcement and immigration authorities.”

Hong Kong losing the fight against human trafficking, US report finds

A spokesman for the Philippine embassy in Washington DC also did not provide specific comments on the exploitation of Filipinos in the US. However, he said the Philippines had continued “to enhance and improve national policies, legislation and mechanisms to combat trafficking in persons”.

The Philippines was the only country in Southeast Asia placed on Tier 1 – the highest ranking – in the 2017 US State Department report on human trafficking.

In the US, several cities such as Houston, Texas, and Los Angeles, California have launched task forces to combat human trafficking. Public awareness campaigns in several languages are among the strategies that have been implemented in recent years.

Archana Kotecha, the Hong Kong-based head of the Legal Department at Liberty Asia, an anti-human trafficking non-profit group, pointed to “many deficiencies in the system that allow people to move from one place to another. Such issues should be addressed in both sending and receiving countries.”

She said the Philippines should provide enhanced pre-departure orientation, including education about the country of destination, the workers’ rights and how they can access help.

In addition, the government needs to take systematic action against agents that overcharge.

“There needs to be more of a crackdown on these agencies and on what they charge,” Kotecha said. Debt bondage problems are often carried to countries of destination such as the US.

“There is an immense responsibility on the states sending these workers – and taking their remittances – and in the countries accepting them and granting visas to these individuals who are going to work in industries known for exploitation,” she said.

Kotecha said greater collaboration between both countries, including in data sharing and assets tracing, was needed.

Hong Kong does not need laws against human trafficking, says government: victims are routinely criminalised, says Bar Association

She said that the US should be more proactive in carrying out labour inspections, particularly in “low visibility and high vulnerability” industries. And that it should take greater efforts to monitor working conditions and maintain regular contact with domestic workers brought to the US to work on households of diplomats and international organisation officers.

This week, Hong Kong announced an action plan to combat human trafficking in the city. “We look forward for this action plan to be fully implemented,” Dela Torre said. “We are happy with it, it’s a step in the right direction, but of course the ideal situation would be for Hong Kong to have its own anti-human trafficking ordinance.”

The city, which was placed for two consecutive years in the Tier Two watch list of the US State Department report, has been described as a destination and transit point for human trafficking. Advocates have long called for anti-human traffickings laws, but the government has repeatedly said the problem “is not prevalent in Hong Kong”.

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Promise of American dream used to lure Filipinos into hands of human traffickers, Hong Kong labour representative says

Filipinos’ pursuit of the American dream has been exploited by human traffickers to lure them to other countries like Russia and Turkey where they are left abandoned with their hopes quashed, according to the labour attaché at the Philippine consulate in Hong Kong.

“Traffickers use the US to lure the victims. They tell them that it’s easier to get a visa to the US if they work in Russia first,” said Jalilo Dela Torre, the Philippine Department of Labour and Employment’s top representative in the city, who serves some 190,000 Filipino domestic helpers.

“Filipinos look at the US as an attractive destination to work and live, because we were under the US for a long time,” he said.

But when domestic workers land in Russia, there are no jobs, and the US seems even further away. “When they get to Russia, they often have to find jobs on their own. They are promised by recruiters here in Hong Kong that there are jobs waiting for them upon their arrival but it turns out to be lies too,” Dela Torre said.

Although there are trafficking networks that involve partners in different locations, including agencies in Hong Kong, Dela Torre said there had also been cases of “lone wolves” flying from Russia to the city “just to recruit, accept payments and accompany the victims to Russia”.

Workers may have to pay fees as high as HK$40,000 – nearly eight times the minimum wage of foreign domestic helpers in the city – HK$4,410.

Once in Moscow, and left with no other options, many try to find jobs by themselves, which usually takes six months to a year, Dela Torre said. There are some 5,000 Filipinos in Russia.

The labour representative said that a similar strategy has been used to attract Filipino workers living in Hong Kong to other destinations, like Turkey.

His comments came as This Week in Asia published a story on the exploitation of workers from the Philippines in the US. The feature details how, even in their dream destination, Filipino migrants have endured different forms of abuse.

Dela Torre deferred comments about the issue to his colleagues in the US.

Human-trafficking fears after Filipino helper dies in mainland China

A spokesman for the Philippine consulate in Los Angeles said it had extended “all possible legal and consular assistance” to trafficked Filipinos who approached or were referred to them, but could not provide figures.

“We treat these cases with the utmost confidentiality,” he said.

The same spokesman noted that the Philippine government remained “committed to the protection of Filipino nationals from trafficking”.

Referring to the cases of domestic workers from the Philippines – and other nations – who have been exploited by diplomats and officials of international organisations in the US, he said the consulate could not comment. “Any abuse of said visa is a case for US law enforcement and immigration authorities.”

Hong Kong losing the fight against human trafficking, US report finds

A spokesman for the Philippine embassy in Washington DC also did not provide specific comments on the exploitation of Filipinos in the US. However, he said the Philippines had continued “to enhance and improve national policies, legislation and mechanisms to combat trafficking in persons”.

The Philippines was the only country in Southeast Asia placed on Tier 1 – the highest ranking – in the 2017 US State Department report on human trafficking.

In the US, several cities such as Houston, Texas, and Los Angeles, California have launched task forces to combat human trafficking. Public awareness campaigns in several languages are among the strategies that have been implemented in recent years.

Archana Kotecha, the Hong Kong-based head of the Legal Department at Liberty Asia, an anti-human trafficking non-profit group, pointed to “many deficiencies in the system that allow people to move from one place to another. Such issues should be addressed in both sending and receiving countries.”

She said the Philippines should provide enhanced pre-departure orientation, including education about the country of destination, the workers’ rights and how they can access help.

In addition, the government needs to take systematic action against agents that overcharge.

“There needs to be more of a crackdown on these agencies and on what they charge,” Kotecha said. Debt bondage problems are often carried to countries of destination such as the US.

“There is an immense responsibility on the states sending these workers – and taking their remittances – and in the countries accepting them and granting visas to these individuals who are going to work in industries known for exploitation,” she said.

Kotecha said greater collaboration between both countries, including in data sharing and assets tracing, was needed.

Hong Kong does not need laws against human trafficking, says government: victims are routinely criminalised, says Bar Association

She said that the US should be more proactive in carrying out labour inspections, particularly in “low visibility and high vulnerability” industries. And that it should take greater efforts to monitor working conditions and maintain regular contact with domestic workers brought to the US to work on households of diplomats and international organisation officers.

This week, Hong Kong announced an action plan to combat human trafficking in the city. “We look forward for this action plan to be fully implemented,” Dela Torre said. “We are happy with it, it’s a step in the right direction, but of course the ideal situation would be for Hong Kong to have its own anti-human trafficking ordinance.”

The city, which was placed for two consecutive years in the Tier Two watch list of the US State Department report, has been described as a destination and transit point for human trafficking. Advocates have long called for anti-human traffickings laws, but the government has repeatedly said the problem “is not prevalent in Hong Kong”.

For the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2018.


Promise of American dream used to lure Filipinos into hands of human traffickers, Hong Kong labour representative says

Filipinos’ pursuit of the American dream has been exploited by human traffickers to lure them to other countries like Russia and Turkey where they are left abandoned with their hopes quashed, according to the labour attaché at the Philippine consulate in Hong Kong.

“Traffickers use the US to lure the victims. They tell them that it’s easier to get a visa to the US if they work in Russia first,” said Jalilo Dela Torre, the Philippine Department of Labour and Employment’s top representative in the city, who serves some 190,000 Filipino domestic helpers.

“Filipinos look at the US as an attractive destination to work and live, because we were under the US for a long time,” he said.

But when domestic workers land in Russia, there are no jobs, and the US seems even further away. “When they get to Russia, they often have to find jobs on their own. They are promised by recruiters here in Hong Kong that there are jobs waiting for them upon their arrival but it turns out to be lies too,” Dela Torre said.

Although there are trafficking networks that involve partners in different locations, including agencies in Hong Kong, Dela Torre said there had also been cases of “lone wolves” flying from Russia to the city “just to recruit, accept payments and accompany the victims to Russia”.

Workers may have to pay fees as high as HK$40,000 – nearly eight times the minimum wage of foreign domestic helpers in the city – HK$4,410.

Once in Moscow, and left with no other options, many try to find jobs by themselves, which usually takes six months to a year, Dela Torre said. There are some 5,000 Filipinos in Russia.

The labour representative said that a similar strategy has been used to attract Filipino workers living in Hong Kong to other destinations, like Turkey.

His comments came as This Week in Asia published a story on the exploitation of workers from the Philippines in the US. The feature details how, even in their dream destination, Filipino migrants have endured different forms of abuse.

Dela Torre deferred comments about the issue to his colleagues in the US.

Human-trafficking fears after Filipino helper dies in mainland China

A spokesman for the Philippine consulate in Los Angeles said it had extended “all possible legal and consular assistance” to trafficked Filipinos who approached or were referred to them, but could not provide figures.

“We treat these cases with the utmost confidentiality,” he said.

The same spokesman noted that the Philippine government remained “committed to the protection of Filipino nationals from trafficking”.

Referring to the cases of domestic workers from the Philippines – and other nations – who have been exploited by diplomats and officials of international organisations in the US, he said the consulate could not comment. “Any abuse of said visa is a case for US law enforcement and immigration authorities.”

Hong Kong losing the fight against human trafficking, US report finds

A spokesman for the Philippine embassy in Washington DC also did not provide specific comments on the exploitation of Filipinos in the US. However, he said the Philippines had continued “to enhance and improve national policies, legislation and mechanisms to combat trafficking in persons”.

The Philippines was the only country in Southeast Asia placed on Tier 1 – the highest ranking – in the 2017 US State Department report on human trafficking.

In the US, several cities such as Houston, Texas, and Los Angeles, California have launched task forces to combat human trafficking. Public awareness campaigns in several languages are among the strategies that have been implemented in recent years.

Archana Kotecha, the Hong Kong-based head of the Legal Department at Liberty Asia, an anti-human trafficking non-profit group, pointed to “many deficiencies in the system that allow people to move from one place to another. Such issues should be addressed in both sending and receiving countries.”

She said the Philippines should provide enhanced pre-departure orientation, including education about the country of destination, the workers’ rights and how they can access help.

In addition, the government needs to take systematic action against agents that overcharge.

“There needs to be more of a crackdown on these agencies and on what they charge,” Kotecha said. Debt bondage problems are often carried to countries of destination such as the US.

“There is an immense responsibility on the states sending these workers – and taking their remittances – and in the countries accepting them and granting visas to these individuals who are going to work in industries known for exploitation,” she said.

Kotecha said greater collaboration between both countries, including in data sharing and assets tracing, was needed.

Hong Kong does not need laws against human trafficking, says government: victims are routinely criminalised, says Bar Association

She said that the US should be more proactive in carrying out labour inspections, particularly in “low visibility and high vulnerability” industries. And that it should take greater efforts to monitor working conditions and maintain regular contact with domestic workers brought to the US to work on households of diplomats and international organisation officers.

This week, Hong Kong announced an action plan to combat human trafficking in the city. “We look forward for this action plan to be fully implemented,” Dela Torre said. “We are happy with it, it’s a step in the right direction, but of course the ideal situation would be for Hong Kong to have its own anti-human trafficking ordinance.”

The city, which was placed for two consecutive years in the Tier Two watch list of the US State Department report, has been described as a destination and transit point for human trafficking. Advocates have long called for anti-human traffickings laws, but the government has repeatedly said the problem “is not prevalent in Hong Kong”.

For the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2018.


Promise of American dream used to lure Filipinos into hands of human traffickers, Hong Kong labour representative says

Filipinos’ pursuit of the American dream has been exploited by human traffickers to lure them to other countries like Russia and Turkey where they are left abandoned with their hopes quashed, according to the labour attaché at the Philippine consulate in Hong Kong.

“Traffickers use the US to lure the victims. They tell them that it’s easier to get a visa to the US if they work in Russia first,” said Jalilo Dela Torre, the Philippine Department of Labour and Employment’s top representative in the city, who serves some 190,000 Filipino domestic helpers.

“Filipinos look at the US as an attractive destination to work and live, because we were under the US for a long time,” he said.

But when domestic workers land in Russia, there are no jobs, and the US seems even further away. “When they get to Russia, they often have to find jobs on their own. They are promised by recruiters here in Hong Kong that there are jobs waiting for them upon their arrival but it turns out to be lies too,” Dela Torre said.

Although there are trafficking networks that involve partners in different locations, including agencies in Hong Kong, Dela Torre said there had also been cases of “lone wolves” flying from Russia to the city “just to recruit, accept payments and accompany the victims to Russia”.

Workers may have to pay fees as high as HK$40,000 – nearly eight times the minimum wage of foreign domestic helpers in the city – HK$4,410.

Once in Moscow, and left with no other options, many try to find jobs by themselves, which usually takes six months to a year, Dela Torre said. There are some 5,000 Filipinos in Russia.

The labour representative said that a similar strategy has been used to attract Filipino workers living in Hong Kong to other destinations, like Turkey.

His comments came as This Week in Asia published a story on the exploitation of workers from the Philippines in the US. The feature details how, even in their dream destination, Filipino migrants have endured different forms of abuse.

Dela Torre deferred comments about the issue to his colleagues in the US.

Human-trafficking fears after Filipino helper dies in mainland China

A spokesman for the Philippine consulate in Los Angeles said it had extended “all possible legal and consular assistance” to trafficked Filipinos who approached or were referred to them, but could not provide figures.

“We treat these cases with the utmost confidentiality,” he said.

The same spokesman noted that the Philippine government remained “committed to the protection of Filipino nationals from trafficking”.

Referring to the cases of domestic workers from the Philippines – and other nations – who have been exploited by diplomats and officials of international organisations in the US, he said the consulate could not comment. “Any abuse of said visa is a case for US law enforcement and immigration authorities.”

Hong Kong losing the fight against human trafficking, US report finds

A spokesman for the Philippine embassy in Washington DC also did not provide specific comments on the exploitation of Filipinos in the US. However, he said the Philippines had continued “to enhance and improve national policies, legislation and mechanisms to combat trafficking in persons”.

The Philippines was the only country in Southeast Asia placed on Tier 1 – the highest ranking – in the 2017 US State Department report on human trafficking.

In the US, several cities such as Houston, Texas, and Los Angeles, California have launched task forces to combat human trafficking. Public awareness campaigns in several languages are among the strategies that have been implemented in recent years.

Archana Kotecha, the Hong Kong-based head of the Legal Department at Liberty Asia, an anti-human trafficking non-profit group, pointed to “many deficiencies in the system that allow people to move from one place to another. Such issues should be addressed in both sending and receiving countries.”

She said the Philippines should provide enhanced pre-departure orientation, including education about the country of destination, the workers’ rights and how they can access help.

In addition, the government needs to take systematic action against agents that overcharge.

“There needs to be more of a crackdown on these agencies and on what they charge,” Kotecha said. Debt bondage problems are often carried to countries of destination such as the US.

“There is an immense responsibility on the states sending these workers – and taking their remittances – and in the countries accepting them and granting visas to these individuals who are going to work in industries known for exploitation,” she said.

Kotecha said greater collaboration between both countries, including in data sharing and assets tracing, was needed.

Hong Kong does not need laws against human trafficking, says government: victims are routinely criminalised, says Bar Association

She said that the US should be more proactive in carrying out labour inspections, particularly in “low visibility and high vulnerability” industries. And that it should take greater efforts to monitor working conditions and maintain regular contact with domestic workers brought to the US to work on households of diplomats and international organisation officers.

This week, Hong Kong announced an action plan to combat human trafficking in the city. “We look forward for this action plan to be fully implemented,” Dela Torre said. “We are happy with it, it’s a step in the right direction, but of course the ideal situation would be for Hong Kong to have its own anti-human trafficking ordinance.”

The city, which was placed for two consecutive years in the Tier Two watch list of the US State Department report, has been described as a destination and transit point for human trafficking. Advocates have long called for anti-human traffickings laws, but the government has repeatedly said the problem “is not prevalent in Hong Kong”.

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Promise of American dream used to lure Filipinos into hands of human traffickers, Hong Kong labour representative says

Filipinos’ pursuit of the American dream has been exploited by human traffickers to lure them to other countries like Russia and Turkey where they are left abandoned with their hopes quashed, according to the labour attaché at the Philippine consulate in Hong Kong.

“Traffickers use the US to lure the victims. They tell them that it’s easier to get a visa to the US if they work in Russia first,” said Jalilo Dela Torre, the Philippine Department of Labour and Employment’s top representative in the city, who serves some 190,000 Filipino domestic helpers.

“Filipinos look at the US as an attractive destination to work and live, because we were under the US for a long time,” he said.

But when domestic workers land in Russia, there are no jobs, and the US seems even further away. “When they get to Russia, they often have to find jobs on their own. They are promised by recruiters here in Hong Kong that there are jobs waiting for them upon their arrival but it turns out to be lies too,” Dela Torre said.

Although there are trafficking networks that involve partners in different locations, including agencies in Hong Kong, Dela Torre said there had also been cases of “lone wolves” flying from Russia to the city “just to recruit, accept payments and accompany the victims to Russia”.

Workers may have to pay fees as high as HK$40,000 – nearly eight times the minimum wage of foreign domestic helpers in the city – HK$4,410.

Once in Moscow, and left with no other options, many try to find jobs by themselves, which usually takes six months to a year, Dela Torre said. There are some 5,000 Filipinos in Russia.

The labour representative said that a similar strategy has been used to attract Filipino workers living in Hong Kong to other destinations, like Turkey.

His comments came as This Week in Asia published a story on the exploitation of workers from the Philippines in the US. The feature details how, even in their dream destination, Filipino migrants have endured different forms of abuse.

Dela Torre deferred comments about the issue to his colleagues in the US.

Human-trafficking fears after Filipino helper dies in mainland China

A spokesman for the Philippine consulate in Los Angeles said it had extended “all possible legal and consular assistance” to trafficked Filipinos who approached or were referred to them, but could not provide figures.

“We treat these cases with the utmost confidentiality,” he said.

The same spokesman noted that the Philippine government remained “committed to the protection of Filipino nationals from trafficking”.

Referring to the cases of domestic workers from the Philippines – and other nations – who have been exploited by diplomats and officials of international organisations in the US, he said the consulate could not comment. “Any abuse of said visa is a case for US law enforcement and immigration authorities.”

Hong Kong losing the fight against human trafficking, US report finds

A spokesman for the Philippine embassy in Washington DC also did not provide specific comments on the exploitation of Filipinos in the US. However, he said the Philippines had continued “to enhance and improve national policies, legislation and mechanisms to combat trafficking in persons”.

The Philippines was the only country in Southeast Asia placed on Tier 1 – the highest ranking – in the 2017 US State Department report on human trafficking.

In the US, several cities such as Houston, Texas, and Los Angeles, California have launched task forces to combat human trafficking. Public awareness campaigns in several languages are among the strategies that have been implemented in recent years.

Archana Kotecha, the Hong Kong-based head of the Legal Department at Liberty Asia, an anti-human trafficking non-profit group, pointed to “many deficiencies in the system that allow people to move from one place to another. Such issues should be addressed in both sending and receiving countries.”

She said the Philippines should provide enhanced pre-departure orientation, including education about the country of destination, the workers’ rights and how they can access help.

In addition, the government needs to take systematic action against agents that overcharge.

“There needs to be more of a crackdown on these agencies and on what they charge,” Kotecha said. Debt bondage problems are often carried to countries of destination such as the US.

“There is an immense responsibility on the states sending these workers – and taking their remittances – and in the countries accepting them and granting visas to these individuals who are going to work in industries known for exploitation,” she said.

Kotecha said greater collaboration between both countries, including in data sharing and assets tracing, was needed.

Hong Kong does not need laws against human trafficking, says government: victims are routinely criminalised, says Bar Association

She said that the US should be more proactive in carrying out labour inspections, particularly in “low visibility and high vulnerability” industries. And that it should take greater efforts to monitor working conditions and maintain regular contact with domestic workers brought to the US to work on households of diplomats and international organisation officers.

This week, Hong Kong announced an action plan to combat human trafficking in the city. “We look forward for this action plan to be fully implemented,” Dela Torre said. “We are happy with it, it’s a step in the right direction, but of course the ideal situation would be for Hong Kong to have its own anti-human trafficking ordinance.”

The city, which was placed for two consecutive years in the Tier Two watch list of the US State Department report, has been described as a destination and transit point for human trafficking. Advocates have long called for anti-human traffickings laws, but the government has repeatedly said the problem “is not prevalent in Hong Kong”.

For the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2018.


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