300 sugar workers recruited
for Tarlac intercepted: DOLE
Department of Labor and Employment authorities intercepted over 300 sugar migratory workers from Negros Oriental, alleged to have been illegally recruited by a contractor, who were bound for Tarlac late last year, a Philippine Information Agency report said.
Of the total recruits seized at the Dumaguete City seaport, half of them were sent back home due to lack of proper documents that included the more than 40 suspected minors.
This was reported by DOLE officer Sandra Duran, at a Provincial Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking in Persons meeting yesterday.