Various aspects affect the effective implementation of the

Anti-Trafficking in Person Act of 2003 in terms of prevention
and control and prosecution of trafficking cases particularly
those involving children (Abocejo and Gubalane, 2013).
Most of the PNP personnel who attend advocacy seminars are
policewomen.

In

far-flung

areas

where

there

are

inadequate

number of personnel, the job of disseminating laws, directives,
guidance, and handling/investigation of victims are left with
the assigned Chief Of Police

who aside from being male,

have

not yet undergone training on RA 9208. Also, there are male
police personnel who are not yet “gender sensitized” thereby
treating

trafficked

victims

as

suspects

hence

the

chance

of

being re-victimized is a possibility (Clariza, 2007).
At present the most prevalent trafficking issues are on the
local

scene.

Children

from

the

countryside

are

the

most

vulnerable victims. On the transnational issue of trafficking,
airports

are

still

the

preferred

exit

points

of

traveling

abroad. However, the southern backdoor has become one of the
most preferred exist points for illegally recruiter and using
tampered visas.

Child traffickers employ several modus operandi

to perpetuate the crime. The agents and brokers employ tactics
which the law enforcers could hardly detect (Clariza, 2007).
The

lack

authorities

of

and

mechanism
law

in

enforcement

the

coordination

agencies

with

hampers

the

other
law

LBC. etc. there are still critical indicators that can be used to spot victims during transit. often using provisionary contracts. Western Union. Law enforcers who are not equipped with updated knowledge on the profile and modus operandi of traffickers are easily deceived by the suspects and their cohorts. Recruiters’ present expired licenses to justify the legality of their operations in Mindanao and Visayas region. They falsify work contracts. especially the dates of birth. withhold information and force recruits to declare false names and ages. The lack of legislation specifically on cyber-crime and internet pornography and prostitution. to effect an arrest is not feasible. While transporting big groups. usually those of victims’ siblings.enforcer’s ability and effectiveness in the performance of their assigned task. Traffickers constantly change their methods. Traffickers tamper with their victims’ birth certificate entries. However. . the deal is completed and payment for the displayed sex organs thru internet are sent via money transfer. e. recruiters instruct victims to disperse in transit points such as ports and bus stations in order to evade detection by authorities. In cybersex. They use “substitute” birth certificates. that is why. They misinform.g.

With the growth of information technology. brought other them Likewise. Existing Philippine laws do not include protection of children from cyberspace porn and exploitation. closer information to that children’s acquiring could access to pornographic easily lure them towards exploitation. Cooperation of school. A place down south in Mindanao started to gain notorious attention as the “Cyber Sex Capital” because of a recent documentation reporting sexual acts between internet materials internet has and partners. 2007). internet cafés have mushroomed all over the country and even in far-flung areas. church and community should be strengthened to safeguard the moral values of society (Clariza. These internet cafés are frequented by young people who could be exploited through internet. This means that. society and government enforcers should remain vigilant in protecting children. This also means that parents and caregivers should closely supervise their children including the use of internet. until such time that appropriate legislation can be enacted. .