Councilor worried over rampant prostitution in Roxas City

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Councilor Moreno Gonzaga is worried over rampant prostitution involving minors in Roxas City.

What’s more alarming is that some of the pimps involved were senior citizens, according to him.

In his privilege speech during the regular session of the Sangguniang Panlungsod Tuesday, Gonzaga said prostitution on Roxas Avenue, Pavia, Legaspi, Magallanes, McKinley streets is rampant (

Gonzaga noted that establishments where minors drink, smoke, and engage in prostitution operate without permits from the city government.

Some ordinances such as curfew for minors and smoking ban in public places were unimplemented, he lamented.

According to him, illegal drugs and gambling have proliferated widely because of the lack of police visibility.

“I’m worried that it will taint the image of Roxas City because of the unattended problems.”