CASE 07: PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES VS. EMMA LEOCADIO Y SALAZAR AND SHERRYL LEOCADIO Y SALAZAR (G.R. NO. 237697, JULY 15, 2020, PERALTA, C.J.) (SUBJECT/S: TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS)

DISPOSITIVE:

SUBJECTS/DOCTRINES/DIGEST:

WHAT ARE THE ELEMENTS OF TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS?

THE ACCUSED ARGUED THAT EXCEPT FOR ONE THERE WAS NO INDECENT SHOWS PERFORMED BY THE VICTIMS, THUS THERE WAS NO TRAFFICKING. IS THEIR ARGUMENT CORRECT.

NO. THE MATERIAL FACT IS THAT THE PURPOSE OF THE PERPETRATORS IS TO ENGAGE THE VICTIMS IN PROSTITUTION OR SEXUAL EXPLOITATION.

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