Southeast Asia

International Justice Mission, Other Trafficking Leaders, Honored by Philippine President, Department of Justice

MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES – Late this July, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III hosted a special ceremony to celebrate strides forward in the fight against trafficking in the Philippines and honor leaders who have contributed to the ongoing transformation – including IJM.

The celebration was spurred by the U.S. State Department's decision to move the Philippines up a tier in its annual report, reflecting the government's commitment to address the massive trafficking problem in the country.