Six women, two of them minors, were rescued and nine people were arrested Thursday night as government agents raided a small hotel in Caloocan City that was allegedly used as a front for prostitution, the National Bureau of Investigation said.
New York City spends more than a million dollars every year to distribute free condoms to combat unintended pregnancies and diseases such as AIDS. Yet city police are allowed to confiscate those very condoms as evidence of prostitution.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
Malacañang on Thursday assured the public that the government continues to oversee the situation in disaster-hit areas amid reports of prostitution in evacuation areas.
In yet another sign of the desperation to which evacuees here had been driven, prostitution in shelters has persisted despite officials saying it has been stopped.
By Julie S. Alipala
Prostitution continues to thrive in and around evacuation camps in Zamboanga City as many of the evacuees see it as a way out of hunger and misery, evacuees and officials say.