Regardless of their age, gender, or country of origin, victims of human trafficking have access to the full suite of services provided by this program. Healthcare, psychosocial support, legal representation, vocational instruction, and employment placement are all part of these offerings. When victims have nowhere else to go, they can turn to the DSWD for emergency housing.

The program was piloted in three areas at first, but its reach has subsequently been extended throughout the entire country. More than a thousand victims of human trafficking have benefited from this program run by the DSWD.


The purpose of victim aid is to help survivors of human trafficking recover physically, mentally, and emotionally from their ordeal by providing them with care and support. Health care, mental health therapy, legal representation, and social services are all part of this package. Aiding victims of human trafficking so that they can start over with a fresh start and reclaim their autonomy is the ultimate aim of victim services


Awareness-raising is at the hear of the program’s preventative efforts, with the ultimate goal of reducing the incidence of human trafficking by empowering individuals with the knowledge they need to protect themselves and others. Awareness campaigns, training for government officials, community outreach programs, etc., all fall under the umbrella of “prevention efforts.”


A wide range of services is available through the DSWD RRPTP to aid in the victims’ journey to healing and re-entry into society.

Rescue and repatriation, counseling and psychosocial support, training and livelihood help, legal services, and more are all part of the program’s offerings.

  • The organization provides rescue and repatriation services to trafficking victims who are currently in captivity. After being rescued, victims are provided with a safe place to stay as well as food, clothing, and medical attention. They are also provided help booking flights home to see their loved ones.

  • As a result of their experience, victims of human trafficking frequently require counseling and psychosocial support. Counseling and psychosocial support are provided through the DSWD RRPTP to aid in the emotional and mental recovery of trafficking victims. Help is also provided to victims in the form of livelihood support so that they can begin to rebuild their life.

  • The program provides training in marketable skills to enable victims of human trafficking to find productive work. Victims can also get help with their livelihoods by starting their enterprises. The purpose is to help victims of trafficking become self-sufficient so that they can provide for their families.

  • The program offers free legal representation to victims of trafficking so tat they can pursue legal action against their traffickers. Help is also provided to victims while they seek government recompense.


Those who have been trafficked and need assistance under the DSWD’s Recovery and Re-integration Program for Trafficked Persons are listed below.

  • People who have fallen pre to human trafficking as described by Republic Act No. 9208 (also known as the “Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003”)

  • People who have been victims of human trafficking in the Philippines or elsewhere

  • Individuals who were either originally from the Philippines or who have since relocated there

  • Children who are victims of human trafficking and need help recovering from their experience

  • The initiative has the support of adults who have been trafficked and who are eager to take part.

  • Protective services are necessary for victims of trafficking who are elderly.

  • Persons of either sex who are disabled and have been trafficked and require specialized assistance for their safety

  • If you are a foreign national who has been a victim of trafficking in the Philippines, yo may be eligible for this program.

Victims must agree to assist law enforcement with their investigations and prosecutions of traffickers and take part in the program’s rehabilitation activities to be considered for participation.


To participate in the program, victims must first submit the required documentation, which includes a passport or other form of valid identification, a birth certificate (for minors), a certificate of indigence or barangay clearance, and a reference letter (if available).

Victims from other countries will receive other required travel documents from the DSWD. After all the paperwork is turned in, the victim will get checked out by a doctor to see how they’re doing physically and mentally.

As soon as that is done, the victim will receive aid tailored to their specific circumstances. Anyone who has been a victim of human trafficking can enroll in this program, regardless of race, religion, or gender.


Victims of trafficking can apply for the RRPTP ay any DSWD Field Office or non-governmental organization (NGO) that help victims of trafficking. The needs of victims and survivors will be evaluated, and those who qualify will get the proper support.

Individuals participating in the RRPTP can feel safe knowing that their privacy will be protected at all times. Victims and survivors can get back on their feet and move forward with the RRPTP’s assistance