44 women rounded up in Pasay club

Posted at 01/22/14 10:56 PM

MANILA – At least 44 women were arrested past midnight Wednesday for participating in indecent shows inside a club in Pasay City.

Pasay police said it has been receiving reports that female employees in the club are engaging in nude shows.

"Kasi may mga impormasyon na may mga obscene at indecent show. May hubaran ngang nangyayari at ni-raid natin," Inspector Benson Pimente, chief of Pasay Police's Intelligence Unit.

"Nasa Revised Penal Code yung [pagbabawal sa] immoral doctrines at obscene publications, exhibition and shows," he added.

Some of the women admitted being involved in nude shows, but they said poverty forced them to enter this kind of work.

The police failed to arrest the owner of the club. They are set to investigate whether minors were among the female dancers. – report from Jerome Lantin, ABS-CBN News