This is a Filipino club that has been active for many years. I am posting this because, once again the IJM is involved and because I want to see if any of those detained are charged and placed in the City Jail like the employees of foreign owned clubs are treated. In this case the NBI states they have proof that there were two minors. In the Camelot raid no minors were found, no marked money, yet an expat and seven ladies were place in jail for nearly six months.
Let us see if Philippine law is EQUAL to all!
By Reynaldo G. Navales, Sun Star, Thursday, October 3, 2013
ANGELES CITY -- Authorities rescued 18 women from a night club here believed to be a front for human trafficking schemes. National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Central Luzon agents, in cooperation with the International Justice Mission (IJM), conducted the raid at Tycoon Bar along MacArthur Highway in Barangay Balibago Wednesday night. Lawyer Jose Justo Yap, NBI Central Luzon director, said three bar employees -- floor managers and a cashier -- were arrested during the operation.
The establishment, owned by Philip Quizon, was suspected of holding lewd shows and guest relation officers (GROs) are allegedly forced to do sex with customers inside exclusive or VIP rooms. NBI agents and IJM representatives brought the GROs and the three arrested employees to a government facility at the Clark Freeport for interrogation.
The NBI confirmed that two of the rescued girls are minors. The others are still undergoing verification process, while charges for human trafficking and other violations are being readied against the suspects.
Representatives from the City Social Welfare and Development Office accompanied the NBI agents during the raid.