Jump to content

Another Raid on Cebu Bars


greatplace

Recommended Posts

hi, any links to this

No it's on tv in the cbs news 5pm.

There try now to make it prositution becource you have to pay 2000php barfine, and that's not aloud.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 89
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • spooks

    8

  • Alan S

    6

  • hyaku

    6

  • panther

    5

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Have any you guys visit the squatter areas? My friends live in Duljo and I go there on occasion to visit,maybe have a beer or two. Put yourself in the girls parents shoes. They are both in dire povert

If they were really serious about this, they would just close down every girlie bar and disco in the Philippines. They would totally dry up tourism, and all their troubles with "bad foreigners" would

owner sells bar to foreigner ... foreigner remodels bar ,,, bar gets raided.... old owner if Forced to take bar back and sell again... endless cycle 

tom_shor

“After three months, they become acclimatized and they get used to having gadgets and money,” she said.


 

“Later on, they don’t see themselves as victims and they see the rescuers as a hindrance (to their source of income),” she added.

 

 

 

Well that and the fact that after they "rescue" them they lock them up. That's why they run like rabbits when the "rescuers" make their appearence.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't take the word "rescue" so literally!

Rescue=don't need search warrant and all is easier.....

There is also always a "rescue" when minors are involved.

Link to post
Share on other sites

There is also always a "rescue" when minors are involved.

 

Or are claimed to be involved. If the news report quoted above is true, there were no minors in these bars.

 

I find it interesting to see how many of the girls that were "rescued" promptly go back to the same or a similar place, to work.

 

I would be far more impressed if the "do-gooders" who call for these raids,  actually did something to benefit the economy and / or created jobs for the women, rather than just shut off their source of income.

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites

I take my gf with me to those bars as well. Not many options for billiards in an aricon environment, p*ssycats had one of the best tables and have some locals that come in that are good players. I have met the guys mentioned in the article several times......they seem to be missing a name in the article.

 

I see this hypocrisy in AC quit a bit. They will raid one bar that is surrounded by 50 of the same type of establishments. Pretty obvious that someone didn't pay the right person or some politician needs to look like he's doing something.

 

Forced labor.......riiiight.

some times the sacred cow is the most dangerous cow in town 

Link to post
Share on other sites
tom_shor

Don't take the word "rescue" so literally!

Rescue=don't need search warrant and all is easier.....

There is also always a "rescue" when minors are involved.

I don't disagree about the part with minors but The fact they run away when these rescuers show up says a lot.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Dragonladies.org

They're probably not welcome back home if they don't come back with money, also.

 

Maybe 'rescued' is not a good term, recycled?

 

They probably head back  to the bars when they can, due to no other skills or means to make a living, pr pressure from family.

Link to post
Share on other sites
greatplace

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


BOTH Club Temptation and p*ssycat bars are operating without business permits, according to records at the Cebu City Treasurer’s Office (CTO).

This, as Assistant Cebu City Prosecutor Aida Sanchez found enough evidence to indict the six suspected pimps who were arrested during the entrapment in the two bars located along Gen. Maxilom Ave.

Club Temptation and p*ssycat Clubland were raided by a team of the Regional Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (RAHTTF) 7 last Saturday night. Forty-tree women who worked in the bars were rescued by RAHTTF operatives.

The registered owners of the bars, according to the City’s records, are Filipinas and not foreigners.

But Assistant City Treasurer for Operations Tessie Camarillo said it would not be surprising if foreign nationals are the real owners of the establishments.

“Most of these bars are owned by foreigners but they would use the name of their Filipina wife or girlfriend as owners when they apply for business permits,” she told Sun.Star Cebu.

As shown in their business permit for 2012, Club Temptation, whose business name is Virtual Club Temptation of Cebu Inc., is a corporation represented by Ruby Almendras.

p*ssycat, on the other hand, is registered as p*ssycats World Clubland and is owned by
Emelyn Castro.

A check with the CTO’s tax mapping division showed that both establishments do not have business permits for 2013, but they paid taxes this year.

Club Temptation was issued a temporary permit but it expired last April. As for p*ssycat, Camarillo said, it was not issued a temporary permit but it may have started the application process, which would explain the tax payment.

Closure

In a separate interview, City Administrator Jose Marie Poblete said the two bars may be ordered closed for lack of a permit.

No order was issued as of yesterday afternoon.

Among the requirements for a business permit is a barangay clearance, sanitary permit, Bureau of Internal Revenue registration and tax clearance.

The Office of the Cebu City Prosecutor, meanwhile, filed charges against Marycris Brigole, 23; Maria Kristine Noquera, 24; Janice Cabardo, 26; Charo Palima, 33; Crisanta Caramelo, 28; and Marcia Damo-ag, 37, for violating Republic Act (RA) 9208 or the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act, as amended by RA 10364.

No bail was set because the offense was allegedly committed on a large-scale level.

Foreigners

Palima, Caramelo, and Damo-ag worked at Club Temptation, while Brigole, Noquera and Cabardo worked at p*ssycats.

The same case was filed against alleged p*ssycats bar owners Matthew Gerard Davies, an American, and Australian national Robert Andrew Walton. The complaint will undergo preliminary investigation because they were not caught during the raid.

Sanchez admitted that the affidavits of the three p*ssycats bar workers were “liko-liko” (not direct to the point) and sketchy. “Dili gyod sila moangkon ba nga i-out sila (They refuse to admit that they are taken out by customers for sex),” she said.

But six women who worked at Club Temptation told authorities they sometimes went out of the bar with customers who pay the “bar fine” of about P2,000.

Club Tempatation owners are yet to be charged with trafficking complaint because one member of the raiding team was not able to sign the complaint sheet.

Law

RA 9208 was amended through RA 10364, or the Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act last year.

The law punishes any person who “recruits, transports, transfers, harbors, provides, or receives a person by any means, including those done under the pretext of domestic or overseas employment or training or apprenticeship, for the purpose of prostitution, p*ornography, sexual exploitation, forced labor, slavery, involuntary servitude or debt bondage.”

The RAHTTF will coordinate with the Bureau of Immigration 7 to check won the status and whereabouts of the foreigners who allegedly own the bars.

Senior Insp. Ma. Theresa Macatangay, head of RAHTTF 7, said the public should be alarmed that some foreigners are using Filipino women to earn money through illegal means.

“They are selling our women here. Kita mao'y gihimo nilang negosyo (They’ve turned our women into a commodity),” Macatangay told reporters.

Salaries

During the interview with law enforcers, she said, the employees of the bars revealed they allegedly have not received their salaries for some time.

Macatangay also stressed that the operation last Saturday was legitimate and there was no need for a search warrant because it was an entrapment.

Lawyer Alex Tolentino, counsel for the p*ssycats workers, said his clients plan to file a motion for reinvestigation or for bail once the case is in court. “Wa moagi sa tukma nga paagi ang buy-bust (The buy-bust did not follow procedure),” he added.

Meanwhile, Councilor Lea Japson pointed out that the Cebu City Inter-Agency Council against Trafficking (CCIACAT) was never convened.

Japson was reacting to City Mayor Michael Rama’s question about the council’s absence during the raid on Club Temptation and p*ssycats.

Members

Japson said that since Rama got a fresh mandate, he should have convened the new set of members of the CCIACAT based on the Cebu City Anti-Trafficking in Persons Ordinance.

The ordinance authorizes the council to recommend the closure of bars that are allegedly involved in trafficking women and minors, she said.

She said the mayor sent her a letter informing her about the new composition of the CCIACAT, but she returned it because it did not follow the provisions of the ordinance.

For one, the chairperson should be the mayor. But according to Rama's communication, he will be represented byCouncilor Dave Tumulak.

Japson explained that City Ordinance 2183 has been amended so that the mayor should be the chairperson and will not be replaced by any representative.

Japson said she would not mind if Tumulak presides but the council should be immediately convened.

Japson, as former head of the council, will convene the group on Monday. She tried to convene it this week but its members are busy with an event organized by the Children’s Legal Bureau.

Rama said he intends to call on the CCIACAT along with the City Anti-Indecency Board, Liquor Licensing Commission and the Cebu City Police Office for a meeting following the raid of the two bars

 

 

As mentioned before he is too smart to put himself in a ownership compacity.

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

So there were no minors and they did in fact have business permits but the permits don't have names on them that we like so maybe we will trump something up about that, until the publicity goes away and we can take our loot bribes confiscated materials home. 

Edited by Cipro
Link to post
Share on other sites

 

As mentioned before he is too smart to put himself in a ownership compacity.

 

So what kind business person would put something in their name anyway? Are they actually allowing foreigners to be sole owner of business here now?

Link to post
Share on other sites

The whole thing stinks

 

1/  Claimed there are minors in order to create a legal raid when inn fact it was illegal and they know it.

 

2/ Telling the ,Mayor that they will not follow City ordinance because they disagree with his interpretation of that ordinance......bye bye dipsticks

 

3/  Prostitution means an act took place for sex, yet they claim marked money was handed over? Of course it was handed over how else do you  pay for a beer and a ladies drink, then claim it was for something else.  No doubt the lady is who is being held is being told she will not get out unless she signs the usual blank waivers.

 

4/  Foreigners cannot own a business, so nice to see they confirm no law is broken.

 

5/  "they pay their taxes"  To do that a corporation has to submit full papers to BIR for registration which includes the business permit, or they will not be registered. that they are registers suggests that tax mapping department probably never taxed mapped and have claimed to their bosses of course we did the expense we claimed have to be justified etc

 

6/  The real rescue takes place when the ladies get out of illegal detention, Which is nothing but kidnap and then held in detention under conditions that are mentally cruel and threatening.

 

7/  Falsely accusing a person of a non bailable offence is serious and is met with charges that are also non bailable.....one day some of these extortionists are going to get the same treatment.

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites

Anyone on this forums knows what goes on in those bars.
It is in sense a way of slavery making these woman work for 6 days a week and making them pay if they are a no show (even when sick).
But well that's the way of the world here I guess.

What disturbs me is that this is one of the greatest tourism influxes since whenever god invented p*ssy and airplanes that bring busloads of outsiders there.
The rescue they are talking about.. Does this mean the government is going to spend cash on every one of these victims to provide them with a new form of education and give them a stable job in the future? NO they dont... They only care about headlines.

Why is this still, in 2013 so out in the open and still so behind closed doors?
feckin legalize it already, give real permits out, give out a real set of rules and implement those.

Give these girls a real work place, even though there work is degrading it earns them a living..



This all comes down to why opening up foreign investment laws would be great, because you get people who wanna have actuall 'clean' businesses here in the PH instead of these whoremonger managers.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Imagine that! Designated areas for them, accomodation etc? Lol they can't even do that for the masses. The girls actually do what they do and support other in the process.

 

I think the main reason it keeps going is most of the customers don't stand a cat in hell's chance of finding a woman in their own country.

 

Sadly it is delusional when a girl works in these places thinking that a foreigner will sweep them off their feet and future financial prayers for her and all the family will be answered.

Edited by hyaku
Link to post
Share on other sites

Not entirely true because I personally now quite a few ex-bargirls that are married and living well in the U.S. and Oz. The girls can find that needle in the haystack they have dreamed about all their lives. Some make it out of that lifestyle,and some don't.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Not entirely true because I personally now quite a few ex-bargirls that are married and living well in the U.S. and Oz. The girls can find that needle in the haystack they have dreamed about all their lives. Some make it out of that lifestyle,and some don't.

Well you know what they say. You can take the girl out of the bar but not the bar out of the girl. But as you say it's not always the case. Still sad about the girl we helped settling for that work.Tried talking but she'a hopeless case.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Guidelines. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue..

Capture.JPG

I Understand...