Nine women were rescued from prostitution by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) at a resort in Taytay, Rizal.
On social media, the victims were sold, and they pretended to have a pool party at the resort to introduce themselves to the poser customers, according to David Golla, the NBI agent in charge of the case.
The girls were from Quezon City and were allegedly promised P4,000 each.
Last week, 4 people, including 3 minors, were rescued by the NBI Cybercrime Division in prostitution.
The NBI explained that a syndicate recruited them, starting with the sale of obscene photographs.
But from the sensitive photos, the victims were persuaded to try prostitution where more money was offered to them, according to the NBI.
The rescued victims have been brought to the Department of Social Welfare and Development. The minor suspect was also there while her case was being tried but she will also be detained when she reaches the legal age.
Senior citizen couple killed in QC fire
The senior citizen couple died after their house in Barangay Roxas District in Quezon City caught fire early Thursday morning.
The grandmother is 78 years old, while her 79-year-old husband is bedridden.
According to the Bureau of Fire Protection – Quezon City, two families were living in the house and the fire started in front of it.
The fire reached its first alarm, before being extinguished around 2 p.m.
“Ang una po nilang nakita ay mausok na po. Tapos, nung tinry nila patayin yung apoy, pagbalik nila, medyo malaki na ito,” said Quezon CIty Fire Station 4 Commander Sr. Insp. Karl Aerole Rojales.
According to the BFP, the couple fell on the wooden floor from the 2nd floor of the house.
The couple’s relatives refused to appear in the media.
The source of the fire is still being investigated, with an estimated P3 million worth of damage recorded.