Makati gov’t shuts down hotel for alleged human trafficking

Published by rudy Date posted on October 8, 2019

by Consuelo Marquez, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 8 Oct 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Makati government on Tuesday shut down a local hotel for alleged human trafficking after police found that the establishment was engaged in prostitution.

Members of Makati City police community precinct 6 and Makati City’s Business Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO) served the closure order to Maxx Hotel located in Barangay Poblacion at 12 noon.

Makati City Mayor Abby Binay ordered that the hotel must be shut down for violating Republic Act 10364 or the Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2012.

On Monday night, Makati City police launched an entrapment operation at the hotel after receiving a tip from an anonymous informant that the establishment was being used as a prostitution den.

The operation led to the arrest of 21 Chinese men and rescue of more than 30 Chinese women. /je

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