PHL, US sign agreement to intensify war against child trafficking

The Philippines and the United States signed on Tuesday an agreement that aims to strengthen the fight against child trafficking and violence.

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre represented the country during the signing ceremony of the US-Philippine child protection compact agreement.

He said ending online child exploitation has been one of the orders of President Rodrigo Duterte to him.

US Charge d’ Affaires, Michael Klechesko said, the United States will give the country P175-M as support to government programs against online child sex exploitation and an additional P25-M to combat child labor.

“The US-Philippine child protection compact partnership reflects the shared concern of harmful, lasting impact of online sexual exploitation and the mutual interest in improving efforts to prevent children from being trafficked,” US Charge d’ Affaires Michael Klechesko said.

Sec. Aguirre said, “Let us invest in our children they are our hope, they are our future.”  — Roderic Mendoza | UNTV News & Rescue

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