A tip from a foreign, Non-Government Organization (NGO), which handles cases of human trafficking, has led to the rescue of at least four girls, including a minor, from sex den in the province of Pampanga, and the arrest of their alleged pimp, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) reported yesterday.
NBI operatives raided Princess Refreshment bar at Basa Airbase, Florida Blanca, Pampanga last Monday and rescued four girls, two of whom were sisters who asked the International Justice Mission (IJM) for help, according to NBI director Nonnatus Caesar Rojas.
Members of the NBI Central Luzon Regional Office also arrested the supposed pimp of the four girls whom Rojas identified as Herminigilda Hermosa Manalac, 49, of Habilan, Floridablanca, Pampanga.
Investigation by the NBI CELRO headed by Acting Regional Director Atty. Jose Justo S. Yap disclosed that on May 21, 2013, the NBI received an intervention request in Cebu from IJM, a non-government organization handling cases involving human trafficking and sexual exploitation of women and children about the case of two women who were enticed to work in Pampanga but ended up in a bar as GROs.
My first visit to Cebu, and I decided to check out Mango Square and share my findings. First impression was just how tiny and easy to miss it was. A small square off one side of a busy street with less than a dozen bars and clubs; tiny compared to the Thai scenes of Bangkok and Phuket. It was a Tuesday night and not hugely busy. But what a disappointment on so many levels. I was astonished in equal measure by the number of Lady Boys there compared to the number of girls, and how difficult it is to tell them apart compared to those in Thailand. My LB detector is highly tuned having lived in Asia for years, so after spending a few pleasant hours talking to a couple of Brits, was happy to go and chat to a group of six ‘girls’.
If you rely on checking for adams apples, oversized hands & feet, a well-concealed bulge where it shouldn’t be(!) or the fact that LB’s are taller, you’re going to be in trouble immediately. I’ll bet dozens of guys take these ‘girls’ back to their hotels and end up none the wiser that they’ve had vaginal sex with a genetic male. These girls in their tight lycra pants left nothing to the imagination, were all between 5′ and 5’4″ (with one at 5’6″ approx.) and had none of the telltale signs. A none-too-suble hand comparison showed their hands to be smaller than my 14 year old daughter’s, who incidentally would also be taller than any of them! However two voices weren’t quite right relative to their (admittedly petite) size, and were both accompanied by a little too much make-up by Asian (but not by Western) standards – one of my daughters wears twice as much :-( Also, since one was the tallest I was sure I’d detected the first two LB’s within five seconds. However, numbers three and four were clocked up based upon their (admittedly very beautiful) faces not being ‘quite right’. Maybe I’ve spent too much time scrutinising Asian girls faces over the years, but I wasn’t 100% convinced.
Are you guilty of bringing over little gifts for your little Filipina cuties waiting for you on the other side of the world? I know on my first trip, I had multiple requests for chocolates. And yes, I did go to Walmart and buy some. Soon after, I realized that it’s just customary to ask for gifts and bring gifts, so it lost the specialness.
Fresh off the press. What do you think? Personally, I think they are awesome as long as the girls look like this. But I’d say it wouldn’t be such a pretty sight for the rather large girls (but big girls need loving too).
Danao, Philippines is known for being the gun making capital of the country. Little did I know how easy it was – or at least, how easy it is to buy one. For about 4,000 pesos (just about $100), you can buy your very own handgun. Quite tempting, no?
So I was walking down the street in Fields Avenue or Walking Street, whatever they call it. I head into the bar La Pasha I think. Wait, maybe it was Insomnia, anyway I’m not sure. I was too pissed drunk at that point. And when I’m piss drunk, I want more.
So I look at the little menu they got on the table and it says 1,500 pesos or 1,800 pesos or something for a “Party Animal” and it says if I buy the bottle, I can take a girl home with me? I don’t get that one. Is this a new barfine cover up? I didn’t fancy any girls in that bar anyway, but I found that interesting.
I haven’t been to the Philippines and Angeles City for the last five years.
If you are dating a Filipina and you are a 20+ years older than her ask her what the 4 M’s mean in a relationship…….If she says she doesn’t know, or has never heard that expression before she almost certainly lying and possibly alarm bells should start ringing
The 4 M’s are Matandang (Old) Mayaman (Rich) Madaling (Soon) Mamatay (to Die)……..in other words marry an older guy wait till he dies and inherit his riches. It’s an old Filipino joke that everyone knows from a young age, but it does have serious undertones that can’t be ignored. While there are literally millions of honest Filipinas to date or even marry there are of course the small minority that are high profile scammers that can be very difficult to detect as anything other than totally honest, innocent and very loving. This particularly applies to the newbies to the country…or guys who have met their bride to be or girlfriend through online dating. (I don’t want to bad mouth all online Filipina daters as I’m sure the vast majority are genuine) Personally I find the scammers very transparent and easily identified after you live in Phil for any length of time as they all copycat the same techniques.
I wake up and the motorbike is gone. I’m assuming the guy I’m renting it from just decided to borrow it. He eventually comes back around 1pm, and I take him back to his house on the bike. I head out there, make sure he has my passport, and then head out to Abreeza Mall.
I go upstairs to the food court and eat at Classic Savory, a Filipino favorite. My meal? Sweet and sour pork with rice. Soda in can? I don’t think so, lady. After I meal I leave the mall and head to Space Burger. I get a meal to go (the Moon burger meal) and then head back to the hotel.
After a nap, I head back out. Torres it is for the night. E-VIBE jamming loud music. I have my laptop with me because my plans were to head to Green Coffee for their wifi; the wifi in my hotel is still broken. I surf the web a bit while eating my cinnamon roll.
I end up meeting a girl online, chatting with her for 15 minutes, and then going to meet her at an internet cafe. I get there; she’s there. Chat it up a bit and then head to Chow King.