16 Thai Nationals Forced to Work in POGO Rescued in Pampanga

16 Thai Nationals Rescued after Forced to Work in POGO in Pampanga

Authorities rescued 16 Thai nationals who were allegedly forced to work in Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) in Pampanga.

16 Thai nationals working for a POGO company in Pampanga were saved by Southern Police District’s Special Operations Unit members. Brig. Gen. Kirby Kraft, director of the Southern Police District (SPD), stated that the victims were retrieved in R6 Fontana inside the Clark Freeport Zone.

Thai Nationals Pogo

The operation, according to the report, was carried out by police officers from the SPD, National Capital Region Police Office, Criminal Investigation and Detection Groups from the Regional field unit 3, and Pampanga. Minister Counselor Kritreya Lepkao of the Royal Thai Embassy in Manila came up with the plan for the rescue.

They told the authorities about a claim that Thai nationals were reportedly being compelled to work past their regular shifts without being paid for it. According to reports, the POGO workers were employed by Shedaikeji Technology.

The individuals who were rescued were Hasim Komonchanok, Iamphon Anucha, Mathsee Thaweeblamlerd, Khamwisu Darunee, Bunmachu Attaphon, Winai Noito, Sompong Sukyong, Wilaiporn Khasun, Sungnum Pannipa, Khaivigit Kittipong, Yuwamongkol Therapon, Worapattananan Panupong, Chaikla Natthamut

Kraft claims that the employer and a woman by the name of Ms. Pablo are in possession of the passports of 16 victims. According to reports, the business consented to deliver the passports back to the Thai Embassy on October 17. According to Minister Counselor Ms. Lepkao, the victims have been brought to the embassy and have indicated that they do not wish to pursue legal action against their employer.

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