Joy Belmonte OKs creation of council vs human trafficking
Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has signed an ordinance establishing a council that will oversee the implementation of Republic Act 10364 or the Expanded Anti- Trafficking in Persons Act of 2012.
Ordinance No. 2999 S-2020, or the Quezon City Anti-Trafficking in Persons Ordinance Act, mandates the creation the Quezon City Council on Anti-Trafficking (QCCAT), which will serve as the primary arm of the local government to ensure that it is properly implemented, along with RA 10364.
The council will collaborate with the QC Joint Task Force Against Trafficking in Persons (QJTFATP) to form plans and programs for the prevention and/or reduction of trafficking in persons.
The QCCAT is composed of the City Mayor as chairperson, Vice Mayor as co-chairperson, and the head of the Social Services Development Department (SSDD) as vice-chairperson.
The chairpersons of the Committees on Women, Family Relations and Gender Equality, Children’s Affairs, Social Services, and Public Order and Safety are included as members along with the presidents of the Liga ng mga Barangay and QC Pederasyon ng Sangguniang Kabataan.
The members also include the heads of the City Planning and Development Office, Business Permits and Licensing Department, Department of Public Order and Safety, Public Employment Services Office, Barangay and Community Relations Department, City Legal Department, Quezon City Health Department, Quezon City Protection Center, Gender and Development TWG Office, Education Affairs Unit and City Tourism Department.