MANILA Mayor Isko Moreno commended operatives of the Manila Police District-Special Mayor’s Reaction Team (MPD-SMART) and ordered the closure of a club in Malate, Manila after ten foreign nationals were apprehended for working as ‘entertainers’ without the necessary documents.
In his report to acting Mayor Honey Lacuna and MPD Director Vicente Danao, Jr., SMART chief Maj. Jhun Ibay identified the aliens as Ekaterina Golubeva, 27; Polina Tagunova, 26; Anna Mozharevskaya, 24 ;Anatasia Bakumenko, 23; Aleksandra Ivanova, 29;Zukhra Akhmedzianova, 21; Alexandra Zivittinsh, 21; Diana Razogreeva, 21 and Anna Nikitina, 27, all Russians and staying at Unit 1001 Malate Crown Plaza, San Andres St., Malate and Ussipbek Kymbat, 24, a Kazakhstan national.
Lacuna relayed the development to Moreno, whom she said has asked her to direct the Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO) to shut down the said club immediately.
Ibay said the women that were rounded up were found to have been working illegally at the Sha-Sha Club located at the corner of San Andres and Adriatico Streets in Malate, Manila.
Prior to the operation at 9:40 p.m. the other night, Ibay tasked a team led by PMaj. Cicero Purra and PCapt. Edward Samonte to provide police assistance to the personnel of Bureau of Permits led by Dindo Quintos.
During the conduct of spot inspection on the establishment owned by one Reynaldo Vergara, it was discovered that it failed to comply with the necessary permits as provided for under the 2013 Omnibus Revenue Code of the City of Manila.
According to Ibay, the foreign nationals have no working visa and were thus apprehended for Violation of Article H Section 98 (Professional Occupation Tax) and Article E Section 138 (Health Certificate) in connection with Section 199 of the 2013 Omnibus Revenue Code of the City of Manila.
The said foreign nationals were brought to the SMART office for proper disposition, he said.