OK gang, here we are on the Merry-go-round again. This time instead of the CIDG it is our old reliable buddies from the NBI. Same scenario, based on complaints from some women asking to rescue an underage girls from clubs various Clubs are raided, girls hauled off and investigated for being underage. Familiar Club names again, Doll House, Dirty Duck but new names of Honky-Tonk and Gobbles. Honky-Tonk and Gobbles are strictly managed Clubs and I can guarantee that all rules and regulations are followed. Doll House and Dirty Duck have been raided so often that they don't even have time to recruit new girls much underage ones. I read that CIDG chief Mendoza was relieved, well hell, so what? Just fill the slot with another bent cop and business back to normal. The shit never stops. I and others have written about this so many times, about the REAL reasons for the raids - MONEY, MONEY and more MONEY. It is a cycle that will never stop. Why you ask? Shucks folks, that is the price of doing business in AC and not everyone can be paid off, no matter how much you try. This time the clubs were not closed down and no owners or managers were detained and the ladies were treated more humanely. At least no customers were hassled this time.
I often think that our US tax system should be changed to a flat tax. Now I think that in Angeles City a form of a .05% flat tax should be levied on all businesses in the entertainment zone, collected by the City treasurer's office and then distributed to the heads of the CIDG, NBI, PNP, Immigration, key City officials and others to be determined with the understanding that the Clubs be allowed to run their businesses without any forms of extortion be exercised upon them. Have unannounced regular inspections by City inspectors to assure compliance with all applicable regulations without dissrupting the normal flow of business. Any so called "complaints" regarding underage girls being employed could be investigated discretely and legitimate offenders of the law can then be detained and disciplined.
Of course this would never happen. Right now the bars in AC present shows that would not qualify to be on Manila TV afternoon shows. I often wonder why the some of the Filipino Clubs in various parts of the town are never mentioned for their nude shows. But, I am not going to suggest spreading the "rescue operations" to other areas like Manila, Subic, other provinces, hell no. I am only suggesting that in Angeles City, enough is enough. Give it a rest!!