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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

PPA Halfway House is the Focus

…at the 1st World Conference on Women’s Shelter in Alberta , Canada

Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) General Manager Oscar M. Sevilla has recently announced the acceptance of the paper which the port agency has submitted for presentation to the 1st World Conference on Women’s Shelter to be held in Edmonton , Alberta , Canada on September 8-11, 2008.

The paper entitled “Combating Trafficking in Women Through Creative and Functional Collaboration Amongst Stakeholders,” will focus on the concept, operations and other related concerns of the PPA Halfway House facilities and how the synergy among government agencies, the private sector and non-government organizations can actually work in curbing the trafficking phenomenon in the ports, Sevilla said.

PPA Gender and Development Focal Point Chair, AGM Aida P. Dizon likewise added that this is the first time ever that the port agency itself has initiated the presentation of the Halfway House concept in an international conference as part of its corporate social responsibility initiatives.

The first ever conference is being spearheaded by the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters which selected/picked the PPA Halfway House project among over 300 applications which the ACWS received coming from different/proponents/countries.

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