Makati shuts down KTV club employing Chinese women
Makati Mayor Abby Binay has instructed the Business Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO) ti shut down Skytop International Club in Barangay San Antonio for violating Republic Act 10364 or the Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2012.
According to news reports, operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) raided the said establishment late Monday night after receiving a report that it was being used as a prostitution front. The authorities rescued several Chinese women and some four Filipino women during the raid, and arrested eight suspects for trafficking, including four Chinese men and four Filipino men.
Since January, BPLO has closed down 123 errant establishments for violations that include operating without a valid business permit and non-compliance with the National Building Code, Sanitation Code, and other relevant laws and ordinances.
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is investigating “Oplan X-Men,” the Makati police’s alleged profiling of transgender women, to save them from “exploitation and human trafficking.” CHR spokesperson Jacqueline de Gui...