THE local police in coordination with the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) have rescued 10 people, including four children, from two night establishments in Zamboanga City.
The Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) reported that they were rescued around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 24, when the Women and Children Protection Desk (WCPD) and CSWDO personnel went to a KTV Bar to locate a teenage girl from Pagadian City hired to work as Guest Relation Officer (GRO).
The police reported that the teenage girl was not around when the WCPD and CSWDO personnel arrived at the KTV Bar but they were able to rescue four mothers together with their children.
The ZCPO identified those rescued as the following: Jaycel Talib and her four-year-old son, Margie Atizon with nine-year-old son, Felme Alicer with four-year-old daughter and Juvie Aris and her two-year-old son.
Talib and Aris are from Pagadian City, the capital of Zamboanga del Sur while Atizon and Alicer are from this city.
The ZCPO said the WCPD and CSWDO personnel were also able to rescue two girls, aged 16 and 17, working as GROs in the same KTV Bar.
One of the two is from Pagadian City while the other one from Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur.
The rescued women and their children including the two teenage girls were turned over to the custody of the social welfare department.