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Deadma lang! Chinese embassy shrugs off involvement of female citizens in prostitution in PH

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By Nancy Carvajal

Philippine law enforcers are having a headache over the Chinese embassy’s hands off policy regarding its female citizens rescued from prostitution dens in the country.

A National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agent who spoke to Politiko on condition of anonymity said the Chinese embassy couldn’t care less whenever its officials are informed of the rescue.

“They don’t respond to our communications regarding their citizens who are human trafficking victims. They had not send any representative to discuss the situation of these women,” the NBI agent said.

As a result of the Chinese embassy’s snub, the NBI agent said the bureau ends up spending for the Chinese women’s needs before they are turned over to the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

The NBI’s investigation showed that Chinese prostitution syndicates have shifted to using hotels to peddle women after Filipino homeowners became stricter in dealing with foreign renters.

Chinese clients reportedly pay syndicates P5,000 to spend time with a woman for a minimum of 30 minutes.

The NBI Anti-Organized and Transnational Crime Division on Wednesday rescued several Chinese women suspected of involvement in prostitution in a hotel along Roxas Boulevard.

Four male Chinese nationals who were believed to be part of a prostitution syndicate were arrested.

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