Police orders crackdown vs plaza sex workers

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Monday, March 17, 2014

SENIOR Superintendent Larry Decena, officer-in-charge of Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO), has ordered Supt. Leonardo Borromeo, Police Station 1 chief, to neutralize the activities of commercial sex workers (CSWs) at the Bacolod plaza.

Decena said he received information that most of these women doing business at the plaza have been stealing the personal belongings of people who frequent the area.

The BCPO chief said he directed Borromeo to assign personnel at plaza to arrest the CSWs engaged in theft.


Last Saturday, a man reported to Police Station 1 that while he was walking along the plaza, an unidentified woman approached him and flirted with him. When he checked his pocket, he discovered that his wallet containing P25,000 was already missing.

The Police Station 1 has already identified the suspect and is conducting a follow-up operation to apprehend her.

Decena said the BCPO will also act against the CSWs at the Goldenfield Commercial Complex because most of them are involved in stealing the belongings of their customers.

In previous years, several CSWs staying at the plaza were arrested and most of them were found positive for sexually-transmitted infections.

“We should keep the cleanliness of our plaza because it’s one of the landmarks of Bacolod City,” the BCPO chief said.

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on March 18, 2014.

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