BI bars 4 illegally recruited Pinoys to work in Cambodia
BI bars 4 illegally recruited Pinoys to work in Cambodia
BI bars 4 illegally recruited Pinoys to work in Cambodia
by Mary Antalan19 February 2024

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) barred another four Filipinos who were illegally recruited to work in Cambodia.

According to BI, the three female and male trafficking victims presented themselves as tourists and attempted to depart on board a Cebu Pacific flight for Bangkok last February 17.

BI said two of the victims were cousins, who were recruited via Facebook to work in Koh Kong, Cambodia.

They invited two others to join them at the worksite, and they were said to have been instructed to pose as tourists to Thailand for vacation to deceive immigration authorities.


The four admitted they were offered a job as non-voice customer representatives with a monthly salary of around 800 USD, with free food and accommodation.

Meanwhile, Immigration (BI) Commissioner Norman Tansingco expressed his disappointment over the repeated incidents.

"Paulit-ulit nalang. These individuals have good backgrounds, are tech savvy, yet they chose to be blinded by the offers of these syndicates," the Commissioner said.

"Hindi ba sila natatakot? Ang pag-alis sa iligal na pamamaraan ay napakalaking risk, lalong lalo na’t alam na natin ang kinahihinatnan ng maraming biktima," he furthered.


The BI said the trafficking victims were turned over to the CIA Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) for assistance in filing cases against their recruiters.

It can be recalled early this year when a couple were also recruited under similar terms and ended up being detained and subjected to physical abuse by their employers.

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