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5 women set to work as entertainers in S. Korea intercepted at Clark airport

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MANILA, Philippines—Immigration officers at the Clark International Airport in Pampanga have intercepted five Filipino women who were bound for South Korea and who were apparently victims of human trafficking.

Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. disclosed that the women were intercepted last week as they were about to board a Cebu Pacific flight to Macau.

But when interviewed, the women reportedly admitted that their final destination was Incheon, South Korea where they were hired to work as nightclub entertainers, David said in a statement.

The women’s names were not divulged as the persons in trafficking act has prohibited the public disclosure of human traffickers and their victims, the BI said.

The passengers were barred from leaving as they did not have the necessary overseas employment permits from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

Meanwhile, David said the immigration officer who initially cleared the women for departure has been placed under investigation and was relieved of his post.

He, however, declined to name the BI employee pending the filing of administrative and criminal charges against him.

According to lawyer Ma. Antonette Mangrobang, BI acting intelligence chief, the passengers identified a certain “Mommy” as the one who briefed them about their trip at a gas station in Dau, Mabalacat, Pampanga.

One of the women allegedly handed “Mommy” the amount of P25,000 before they were taken to Clark and instructed to queue at the immigration counter manned by the BI employee under investigation.

Mangrobang said the passengers, who pretended to be tourists vacationing in Macau, also presented fake company identification cards.


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Tags: Bureau of Immigration , Clark International Airport , Crime , Global Nation , Human trafficking , Illegal recruitment , ofws , overseas work , South Korea

  • misuari playboy

    vlad’s women? naughty naughty

    • http://www.facebook.com/justone.sin JustOne Sin

      LOL

  • axe musk

    Syndicates have a firm tie-up with BI officers and employees… A high ranking BI official maybe the main contact inside and the one giving instructions on which counter to take so as docs verification is done swiftly… We hope that this will be investigated thoroughly to clean up rotten eggs in the BI and all Philippine international ports…

    • kanoy

      VICTIMS? WILLINGLY BOARDING PLANES? LUGGAGE CHECKED IN 2 HOUR BEFORE FLIGHT—YEA UH HUH VICTIMS MY AZZ–THATS LIKE HOLDING A GUN TO YOUR HEAD AND YELLING ”NO BODY MOVE OR I WILL SHOOT THIS HOSTAGE”

  • Hey_Dudes

    Uulaning ng nuclear bombs na ang SoKor pupunta pa rin itong mga bobits na mga ito?

  • Guest

    kulang sa lagay…



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