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Byline: Nathaniel R. Melican
THE UNITED STATES has removed the Philippines from its trafficking in persons watch list given improving efforts in curbing the crime, a decision that effectively ensures continuous aid to the country.
"The Government of the Philippines does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so," the US State Department said of the Philippines in its Trafficking in Persons 2011 report released yesterday.
It cited the following efforts of the government against human trafficking: * issuance by the Department of Justice and Supreme Court of directives to …