• Police rescue 21 girls from two Angeles bars

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    AT least 21 women, most of them minors, forced to become sex workers have been rescued in a human-trafficking crackdown by police in Angeles City.

    Chief Supt. Reuben Theodore Sindac, Philippine National Police (PNP) Public spokesman, said police teams swooped on two restaurant-bars in Balibago, Angeles City.

    Sindac said the raids were carried out last Monday by elements of the Women and Children Protection Division (WCPD), Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB), Regional Anti-Human Trafficking Task Group and representatives from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

    Sindac said the girls were working at the Lovely Paradise Resto-Bar and Aby Lyn Wine bar both on Raymond St.

    Two women, Cristine Tanola, cashier of Aby Lyn Wine Bar, and Marilou Palconit, who also works at the same bar, were arrested, Sindac said.

    Sindac said police are looking for four other suspects, Abigail Miole of Aby Lyn Wine Bar and Leticia Miole, registered owner of Lovely Paradise Resto-Bar, Diosdado Masong, and Edna Cavity.

    The two bar have been under surveillance by police, DSWD personnel and International Justice Mission (IJM).

    Sindac said two undercover policemen posed as customers of the bars.

    Charges of violation of the Anti-Trafficking in Person Act of 2003 (RA 10364) and Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination (RA 7610) are being prepared against the suspects.

    ANTHONY VARGAS

     

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    7 Comments

    1. alan, australia on

      These girls are free to leave their employer at any time, the only thing keeping them there is the poverty and corruption in the Philippimes.

      • Great post Alan, but these crusaders don’t want to hear truth. They want to hide behind buzzwords they do not even understand the definition of. Of being forced against your will to sell you body for sex.

        The only one forcing these girls into this business, is their own government, and fathers, mothers and grandparents who are starving because they have no help from their own government in the form of education, jobs, and welfare.

        I have to laugh when I see stories where the headline reads “21 girls rescued” because they were not rescued. They did not want to be freed. All these so called “Rescues” do is take food off the tables of the families who badly need it, but in their hypocritical mind, it’s better for these people to starve, or live in extreme poverty than to engage in prostitution to feed their family.

        Do any of you provide food, shelter, clothing, etc to these so called “Sex Slaves?” No, I didn’t think so.

        You have a pollution problem that is not only killing your own people, but polluting the rest of the Globe as well, but you think prostitution is a bigger problem than that?

    2. Maybe they should start arresting the patrons of the bars whom are there for one reason and one reason only. Maybe it will send a CLEAR message that the government is really doing something about the issue.

      There is more than one site on the internet where visitors of these establishments thumb their noses at any effort to curb the prostitution in the Philippines.

    3. Eduardo T Ibanez on

      Good work PNP.

      he world needs police who will work to free sex slaves.

      eti
      california