MANILA – Officers of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) recently intercepted two female victims and their alleged recruiter at the Clark International Airport (CIA) in Pampanga.

In a report to Commissioner Norman Tansingco, the BI’s Travel Control and Enforcement Unit said the three passengers initially claimed to be tourists bound for Hong Kong via a Cebu Pacific Airlines flight on May 22.

According to the victims, they will be working as nannies for their traveling companion “Pauline”, 60, who was with two minor children.

When interviewed separately, it was found that they were bound for the United Arab Emirates to work as household service workers, and were offered a salary of 1,600 Dirhams.

Both victims noted that they learned about the employment via Facebook, and were instructed to travel with “Pauline” and her children and pretend they were her employees.

The names of the victims and suspect have been withheld in compliance with anti-trafficking laws.

They were turned over to the CIA Inter Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) for further investigation. (PNA)