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Makati gov’t shuts down hotel for alleged human trafficking

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 04:39 PM October 08, 2019

Members of Makati City government’s Business Permits and Licensing Office closed down a hotel in Makati City for alleged violation of Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2012. /Makati City Public Information Office

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.

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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.

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

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