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Farmworkers trafficked around The Philippines

MANILA (UCAN): The Rural Missionaries of The Philippines reported on January 23 that the southern region of Mindanao has become a hotbed of trafficking in farm labour.

While migrant workers have often been the target of trafficking rings, it seems that staying home is no protection from the lassoes of those that buy and sell people for a living.

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Coadjutor named for troubled Guam

AGANA (CWN): Bishop Michael Byrnes, an auxiliary from Detroit, has been named as coadjutor of Agana in Guam; where Hong Kong-born Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-fai has been standing in for Archbishop Anthony Apuron, who has been charged with multiple sex-abuse complaints.

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Countering human trafficking

A few weeks ago, 69 Vietnamese victims of human trafficking were found in The Philippines. They had been brought from Vietnam two at a time on tourist visas by a syndicate and made to work for three years, on low wages or none at all, by human traffickers.

The whole group was then abandoned by the gang-masters, declared indigent and deported.