Two Pinays applying for waitresses ended up prostitutes in Dubai
April 3, 2010 11:59 pm
MANILA, April 3 –The Manila Police District (MPD) warned aspiring overseas Filipino workers against recruiters who promised them a decent high-paying job in United Arab Emirates after two young women ended up as prostitutes in Dubai.
The young women were promised of decent job but found themselves being forced into prostitution in Dubai City.
The women managed to escape from their “employers” and managed to return to the country.
Chief Inspector Anita Araullo, chief of the Manila Police District-Women and Children Concern Division (MPD-WCCD), said the complaints lodged by the victims whose names were withheld led to the arrest of Caroline Manalili, 46, of 1283 Int-8, Tambunting, Sta. Cruz , Manila.
Manalili was accused as the person who was allegedly recruiting female workers in the United Arab Emirates.
Araullo said Manalili was arrested at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at her house.
Manalili allegedly offered the victims to work as a waitress in Dubai last February. The two young women paid the suspect with P7,500 as fee.
On March 7, they flew to Dubai. “We hope we can earn money so we can help our family,” one of the victim said.
But when they arrived at Dubai, the complainant claimed that they were shocked as they were allegedly brought in a prostitution den by a certain Nicole and Jane.
They were immediately pimped off to work as sex workers in the city.
“We ended up becoming sex workers and trading our body to middle eastern men,” the victim said.
A week later, the two said they were able to escape through the help of Filipinos in the city.
“After our shift, we went through the back door of the prostitution den and hailed a taxi. We went to the place were Filipinos usually meet in Dubai and stayed at my friends house for a week because we want to make sure of our safety first,” one of the victims said.
The two flew back to the Philippines on March 29 and immediately reported the incident to authorities, which led to the arrest of Manalili.
Araullo said they now hunting down a certain Eugene Ian Saranggani, whom the complainants and the suspect tagged as the mastermind behind the scheme.
The police officer said Saranggani, who reportedly flew to Dubai last March 29, was the one arranging the documents of their victims in the country.
Investigators are readying charges against Manalili. (PNA) RMA/JES