According to a Philippine Congressman, woman who travel overseas to the Middle East have become victims of human trafficking. In one instance, a labor official working in Jordan was pimping out a Filipino woman for $1,000 a night to customers in the country.
The Philippine government states that over 10.4 million migrants from the Philippines are working in foreign countries.
Criminal justice programs in the Philippines provided assistance to 1,029 Filipino victims of trafficking and illegal recruitment in 2013.
Source: Floyd Whaley, “Philippines Investigates Prostitution Ring Charges,” New York Times, June 24, 2013.