Authorities rescued 6 Filipina and 19 foreign women at a police raid Thursday night at a suspected prostitution den on Guerrero St., Barangay Poblacion, Makati.
According to Police Col. Samuel Mina of Makati Police, they put the hotel under surveillance for three weeks after they received a tip that it was being used as prostitution den.
Police discovered that the hotel had been made exclusively for prostitution. The women also lived there.
According to Mina, the facility is only accessible through the app WeChat. The app’s link is found in the lighters and business cards being distributed. A client also needs a Chinese sponsor to enter the hotel, he added.
Investigations also revealed customers choose women in a showroom at the hotel’s penthouse for P15,000 or more per transaction and at least 100 minutes.
6 Filipina, 19 foreigners rescued in Makati prostitution den
Police discovered condoms and underwear in the bedrooms there.
Eight Chinese male customers were invited to the precinct.
The operator of the alleged sex den is in China. Meanwhile, the female caretaker does not understand English.
According to the police, the hotel may have a staff or sex worker who came from previously raided sex dens in Makati. They will also propose the permanent closure of the hotel.
Last month, a Filipina teenager revealed how they were sold to Chinese expats and foreigners using the Chinese app WeChat during the Senate’s investigation on the new sex trade scheme.
Sen. Risa Hontiveros, Chair of Committee on Women, Children, Family Relations, and Gender Equality, said some of the women are pimped through WeChat.
Customers use codes such as “new tea” for girls and “fast food” for quickie sex to avoid Beijing Sensors.