Child trafficking case stirs suspicion of court

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BAGUIO CITY, Philippines—A court here started a clarificatory hearing on the rescue in June of three Bulacan teenagers allegedly hired as sexual partners by a foreigner who managed to slip away from authorities without facing child abuse charges.

At a July 18 session, Baguio Regional Trial Court Judge Mia Joy Cawed required the Department of Social Welfare and Development and members of the police’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) to explain the circumstances behind the June 6 rescue of three teenage girls from Bulacan, who were allegedly lured to the summer capital by an Oman national.

Four CIDG officers have been relieved pending investigation because the Oman national had disappeared while under their custody, said Chief Supt. Benjamin Magalong, Cordillera police director.

Police have declined to identity the foreigner because of the ongoing investigation.

The Oman national, police said, was initially detained along with a suspected Filipino pimp.

But Magalong said the foreigner was later taken out of prison by CIDG personnel to supposedly undergo inquest proceedings before he was returned to the Baguio City Jail.

The Oman national, however, was not in jail when police checked, he said.

The Bureau of Immigration has been coordinating with the Philippine National Police to trace the foreigner’s whereabouts, police said.

The CIDG did not provide details about the rescue of the three girls, but Magalong said it was overseen by the Office of the City Social Welfare and Development Officer.

But the rescued girls were placed under CIDG custody instead of a social worker, which irked Cawed.

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  • clanwolf

    Abracadabra!

  • opinyonlangpo

    Criminal Investigation and Detection Group . Very criminal indeed. Business as usual.

  • wawa2172

    Wala talagang maasahan, PNP, BID, PEDEA and now CIDG. Oh well, Santa Purisima!!! Are you still in control ? After being appointed by the president, it seems that you are one of those many appointees of PNoy that we can call inutile and under performing. You have a lot of rascals around you and your entire organization sucks and not even respected by the majority of the Filipino people.

  • catmanjohn

    Filipino cops and authority are the dumbest in the world… laughingstock material. Commit murders and rapes, and for a few thousand peso bribe go home scott free. What a bunch of imbeciles. No wonder China is at the gates ready to eat your lunch.

    • kanoy

      ADD REPORTERS TO THE DUMB LIST

      MAKE UP YOUR MIND—-HIRED OR LURED?

      three Bulacan teenagers allegedly hired as sexual partners

      who were allegedly lured to the summer capital by an Oman national.

      three Bulacan teenagers 18? 19?

      without facing child abuse charges.18-19 ARE NOT CHILDREN THEY ARE ADULTS

      THE STORY DOES NOT LIST THE GIRLS AGES

  • Noah Ark

    The real payoffs will start when he gets in immigrations hands! Their mouth is watering already at the big bribe they will get!

  • kismaytami

    Wala nang bago sa pnp. They’re all rotten eggs.

  • kanoy

    lol they ”rescued” 3 paid prostitutes–out earning a living doing the worlds oldest profession—imagine how ”happy” these 18-19 yr old hookers are to be ”rescued” there are 3-4 million more in Manila to ”rescue”

  • nti_boohaya

    CIDG’s MO is slowly showing a rotten core. Dami naman nilang alaga mula taga Ozamiz, China and now Oman. Seer, ala bang “probe, sack, relieve?”

  • johnlordphilip

    The underage victims are in Prison because they can’t make payoff, while the criminal who is rich and can pay the CIDG is so free. What a sense of justice!

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