5-star sa short time! Find out where POGO workers check into with prostitutes
Chinese workers of Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) are willing to spend money not just for a woman to have sex with, but for the place of their tryst.
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) shared Monday (February 17) the names of the five star hotels they raided on the suspicion of being prostitution dens.
During the Senate hearing on the suspected link between POGOs and prostitution, NBI Anti-Organized and Transnational Crime Division chief Joel Tuvera mentioned Okada Manila and Midas Hotel as some of the hotels they raided.
Other properties include Eurotel Hotel, St. Giles Makati Hotel, Red Planet Hotel, as well as KTV bars and a condotel in Las Piñas.
The NBI submitted a longer list to the Senate Committee on Women, Children, Family Relations and Gender Equality included Avida Towers Asten and Go Hotels in Baclaran as suspected prostitution dens.
Tuvera said the management of the raided hotels usually deny that their properties were being used for prostitution, but became cooperative after trafficked women were discovered in the rooms.
“We are of the opinion that they have the knowledge because they have all the means, all the time to check what’s going on,” he said.