QCPD amps up crackdown vs. massage parlors offering extra service
The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) has intensified its crackdown against spa and massage parlors offering “extra service” to customers.
QCPD Station 11 in Galas raided Intensecity Spa that serves as front for prostitution along E. Rodriguez cor. Hemady St. on Sunday (Feb. 16) where they rescued three female and three male therapists, one female receptionist and three male personnel.
According to P/Maj. Bernardo Pascua Jr., acting Station 11 commander, the raid was conducted with the Department for Women, Children and Persons with Disabilities (DWCPD), Women and Children Protection Desk (WCPD), Social Services and Development Department (SSDD), Quezon City General Hospital (QCGH) and Business Permits and Licensing Department (BPLD) as part of the team.
In his spot report, Pascua said the station received several reports from concerned customers that the said spa was used as prostitution den where female and male therapists offer extra sexual service.
Authorities turned over four female massage therapists to the custody of the SSDD while appropriate charges will be filed against the registered owner of the place before the Quezon City Prosecutor Office.
On Valentine’s Day, elements of QCPD Station 2, together with representatives from the DWCPD, SWCPD, SSDD, QCGH and BPLD, raided Inflorscense Spa along Roosevelt Avenue in Brgy. San Antonio.
P/Lt. Col. Rodrigo Soriano, Station 2 commander, said they conducted the raid after receiving information from concerned customers that the establishment was offering extra service to its customers.
Authorities raided the establishment around 10:00 p.m. after an undercover police officer posing as customer confirmed the illegal activity.
Nine female massage therapists were rescued from the establishment while charges for violation of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2002 are being readied against the owner, Ivie Estor Haller, who remains at large.