Just received a couple of text messages that Honey-Ko's bar on Perimeter Road is being raided now as I type this, 8 PM, Thursday night. Again, too early for details. Fortunately the owners were not on the premises. The girls are being taken to jail but I do not know if that is in San Fernando and Manila.
Hopefully I will have more details later in the evening.
UPDATE: No customers taken. The girls and Mamasan taken to San Fernando. Sounds like a CIDG operation.
2nd Update: Cannot provide more info right now other than to report that the ladies are still being detained. This is a delicate time as everyone knows the first two or three days are important in resolving the problem. Kokomo's at this time is closed by decision of the owners.
3rd Update: This was just received from a source that has been tracking the case:
"Seems like they are splitting up the girls, some have gone to Angeles as previously mentioned, most of the rest will go to DSWD today and mamasan and cashier will remain in detention. I guess it will be interesting when we really find out the true story (if ever)." (The owners of the bar are not giving out any details. I have heard that one of them is in the US at this time)
By the way, the answer I received from Voodoo management as to the reason for the raid was that "it was a misunderstanding". Yes, I agree, it is not a very convincing answer but I have to live with it for now.