Yolanda, quake survivors rescued from Pasay brothel

Posted at 06/18/14 9:49 AM


MANILA – National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents raided a bar in Pasay City before dawn on Wednesday, resulting in the rescue of about 19 female sex workers, some of whom were allegedly survivors of typhoon Yolanda and Bohol earthquake.

One of the victims, only identified as ''Lyn'', said she was forced to look for a job here in the capital to support her family in Visayas who were victims of the typhoon.

The females were found in an ''aquarium'' where patrons usually pick who they would like to hire for sex. Some of the females, meanwhile, were already found inside VIP rooms with their male customers.

The bar operators denied they were tolerating prostitution inside the establishment. They are facing charges for violating the anti-human trafficking law. – report from Kori Quintos, ABS-CBN News