‘Secret Slaves’ documentary aims to raise awareness on human trafficking
GMA is set to air its documentary entitled “Secret Slaves,” which spotlights the stories of individuals who have “endured living in the long shadows of human trafficking.”
Hosted by veteran broadcast journalist Jessica Soho alongside senior news correspondents Emil Sumangil and John Consulta, the documentary delves into the “emerging human trafficking scheme which has turned Filipinos into cyber scammers,” sexual trade as well as underground trade of kidney selling.
“Human trafficking lurks in many corners of the world and it has become one of the most profitable organized crimes. According to the US State Department, thousands of Filipinos–women, children and men are subjected to various forms of human trafficking every year,” GMA said in a press release.
“An alarming global issue, human trafficking does not spare children. The Philippines has become one of the world’s largest sources of sexually exploited children. At least two million children below 18 had experienced online sexual abuse as millions of their lewd images and videos are uploaded and sold online in 2021,” it added.
Soho, Sumangil and Consulta worked with the National Bureau of Investigation Anti-Human Trafficking Division, Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking, and Destiny Rescue International, a non-government organization against human trafficking, to conduct entrapment and rescue operations involving a cybersex case in Metro Manila.
“’Secret Slaves’ aims to raise awareness about human trafficking and these stories will serve as cautionary tale that would help the public avoid getting preyed on by unscrupulous individuals,” GMA said.
“Secret Slaves” will air on Sunday, Sept. 10, on GMA and simulcast on GTV and Pinoy Hits. Global Pinoys can watch it via international channel GMA Pinoy TV. /ra