Woman nabbed for selling child in Quiapo

Posted at 08/18/12 2:08 PM

MANILA, Philippines – A woman has been arrested for attempting to sell a child in Quiapo, Manila.

Police was able to safely recover the girl from suspect Marlyn Chavez.

The child’s father, Renante Acquatan said they asked Chavez to look after their daughter but the suspect ran off with the victim from Quezon City to Plaza Miranda in Quiapo.

“Ang nangyari diyan, si Kagawad Alvin Santo, siya ang pang-gabi. May lumapit na vendor sa barangay may bata daw na ibinebenta sa halagang P1,300,” said Kagawad Herman Leda of Barangay 307, Zone 30.

The suspect was immediately arrested after accepting the payment from a woman who posed as a buyer. -- Report from dzMM