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Illegal recruiter arrested in Philippines


DAVAO CITY – An illegal recruiter has been arrested and is expected to stand trial, according to the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG).

On Monday, the CIDG filed a case against Aisha Manayaga Shaikh, who faces charges for violation of the Labor Code of the Philippines and the Migrant Workers Act.

Shaikh, 33, was arrested during an entrapment operation by the CIDG and San Pedro Police at her residence in Ciudad de Esperanza in Cabantian, Buhangin District on Friday.

She was caught receiving marked money from her three victims, whose names have been withheld.

Police said Shaikh is not registered with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration and is not authorized to recruit or receive money for employment processing.

Operatives seized P15,000 in marked money from her, along with three Philippine passports of her victims.

“The CIDG Davao City has a mandate to strengthen the implementation of the laws for the protection and promotion of the welfare of migrant workers, their families and overseas Filipino in distress and help in the enforcement of the Labor Code of the Philippines,” said CIDG field unit chief, Major Milgrace Driz.

Driz urged the public to  be wary of illegal recruiters asking for money. ICA/Expat Media


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