Five Vietnamese women were allegedly rescued from a foreign group involved in sex trafficking in the Philippines.
In an exclusive report by John Consulta in “24 Oras” this Tuesday, personnel of the Southern Police District arrested the Chinese national suspect identified as Huang Diyong.
According to the SPD, the suspect is said to be part of a foreign sex trafficking group whose clients are employees of POGO companies.
Huang was pointed out by one of the five Vietnamese police rescued from the group, the report added.
“Inilalako nila ito through online. So sex trafficking ang bumabagsak na kaso nila dito,” said SPD district director Police Brigadier General Kirby John Kraft.
The foreign victim reported to the SPD he was allegedly convinced to work here in the Philippines for a clerical job in a company with a high salary.
But when they arrive in the country, they are allegedly forced to work as sex workers for P50,000 – P100,000 per customer.
“They just started to force her to be the prostitute and punch her if she would not finish the quota,” the victim said.
Apart from the quota of five to six clients per day, there is said to be additional pain for the women held by the foreign syndicate.
5 Vietnamese women victims of alleged sex trafficking rescued; Chinese suspect arrested
According to the victim, the arrested suspect abused her almost every day.
“She had tried to escape and tried to run away but the problem is because of the monitoring and the security is strict. So, she still cannot rain away,” he said.
The suspect strongly denied the accusation against him.
Meanwhile, the authorities are already investigating the other accomplices of the group in Metro Manila.
“Mayroon na po akong directives sa lahat ng mga district director dito po sa NCRPO, sa utos na rin ng ating SILG at Chief PNP na bigyang emphasis ang sex trafficking syndicate sa bansa,” said NCRPO chief Police Brigadier General Jonnel Estomo.
Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Norman Tansingco ordered the immediate investigation of reports of Filipino trafficking victims being rescued from Myanmar.
The order stemmed from the statement of a female victim presented by Senator Risa Hontiveros during her privileged speech last November 21.