The VACC expanded its services to victims overseas in Singapore, Hongkong and Dubai. It opened in 2006 an official VACC chapter in Singapore in the aftermath of two cases in Singapore involving OFWs that the VACC assisted: the Jane La: Puebla "chop-chop lady" murder case in Singapore involving another OFW as suspect, and the case of Sharon Pino, the case of a domestic helper who allegedly fell to hear death from a high-rise building in Singapore. The VACC officers traveled to Singapore to attend the hearings of the La Puebla case in its own efforts to help avoid our bad experience with the f1or Contemplacion case. The VACC through Mr. Jimenez coordinated with the Philippine Con8ulate in Dubai in the Middle East in 2006 where he met with the OFWs on how to assist those who may have been victims of illegal recruitment, rape and other abuses. Locally, it opened this year new chapters in Cavite, La Union, Ilocos Norte-and Agusan del Sur in Mindanao.