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U.S. Government Conducts Targeting and Risk Management Training with Philippine Border Security Agencies

Manila, June 24, 2019 — The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines conducted a border security training with 19 officers from the Bureau of Customs, Bureau of Immigration, and Philippine Coast Guard from June 17 to 21.  The training provided participants with a thorough understanding of the targeting and risk management process to help identify high-risk ...
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U.S. and Philippines Train Prosecutors and Investigators to Combat Online Sexual Exploitation of Children

Davao City, June 21, 2019 — The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines partnered with the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) and the International Justice Mission (IJM) to train 60 prosecutors and investigators in combatting online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) from June 17 to 20 in Davao City.  The training was implemented through the U.S. ...
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U.S.-Philippine Cooperation Leads to Arrest of U.S. Fugitive in Davao

Davao, June 19, 2019 — The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines commends the Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI) for the arrest of a U.S. citizen fugitive in Davao. The successful arrest occurred in collaboration with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) officers in Manila and Connecticut, as well as the Department of State Assistant Regional Security Office/ ...
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U.S. Homeland Security Investigations and Philippine National Police Partner on Anti-Cybersex Rescue Operation in Antipolo City

Antipolo City, May 31, 2019 — The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines commends the Philippine National Police (PNP)-HSI Transnational Criminal Investigative Unit (TCIU) and the PNP Women and Children Protection Center (WCPC) for the arrest of Philippine citizen Kechelle Abayon and the rescue of five children in Antipolo City. The coordinated effort was successful thanks in ...
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U.S.-Philippine Cooperation Leads to the Rescue of One Child and an Arrest for Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Manila, May 27, 2019 — The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines commends the Philippine National Police (PNP)-Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Transnational Criminal Investigative Unit (TCIU), in collaboration with the PNP Women and Children Protection Center and the Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI), for the arrest of a U.S. citizen and the rescue of a child. ...
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