Philippines Against Child Trafficking (PACT) is a network of advocates for child protection against trafficking from non-government organizations, the government and academe, among others. It was formed in 2002 as part of the Regional Campaign Against Child Trafficking, also known as Asia ACTs against Child Trafficking, with ECPAT Philippines as Focal Point.
The Philippine Campaign first launched its weeklong campaign against child trafficking in 2003. Since then, PACT has been actively conducting regionwide consultations, national conferences, public media events, development of IEC materials, action research, People’s Caravan (parades, motorcades, programs and concerts, television and radio guestings) local mobilization activities, and theater training for young people, participated actively by various sectors.
The enactment of RA 9208 or the “Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003” gives credence to the intensification of the campaign.
As a preventive measure, PACT is now raising the awareness of the public, especially the grassroots, on this law and works with other various stakeholders for its effective implementation.