by Cathrine Gonzales, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 18 Oct 2019
MANILA, Philippines — Police rescued on Friday four “female therapists” from an alleged sex den disguised as a spa in Quezon City.
An initial report from the Quezon City Police District said joint police units raided the Dragon Spa along E. Rodriguez Avenue at about 2 p.m.
Police arrested a certain Charmaine Punzalan, who works as a cashier and receptionist at the facility, for violation of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act in relation to Anti Cyber-crime Prevention Act of 2012, and a certain Dennis Ayo Mendoza, allegedly a customer at the spa.
According to police, Dragon Spa has an online reservation system for booking customers and a website where photos of the women are displayed.
Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has ordered the closure of the establishment and the cancellation of its business permit./ac