A 31-year-old marketing promotions officers from Tacloban City was arrested after he brought two boys from Cebu to a hotel in Quezon City for a promotional photo shoot.
Ramil Cañete will be charged with human trafficking and acts of lasciviousness after he recruited the 14-year-old and 15-year-old for a photo shoot at a modelling agency in Manila.
Cañete brought the boys from Cebu to a hotel in Quezon City on Tuesday last week – without the consent or knowledge of their parents.
Police say that Cañete initially checked into a Cubao hotel where he reportedly molested the boys.
One boy managed to contact his uncle who alerted police to the incident.
By the time police went looking for them, Cañete had transferred the boys to a nearby hotel until the photo shoot was to happen.
The two boys were in the custody of the Quezon City social welfare office until their parents were scheduled to fly to Manila and bring them back to Cebu City.