73-yr-old British man arrested for child porn
By Zyann Ambrosio, ABS-CBN News
Posted at 07/22/2014 5:16 PM | Updated as of 07/22/2014 5:16 PM
MANILA – A 73-year-old British national was arrested in Angeles, Pampanga on child pornography charges, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said on Tuesday. The NBI Cybercrime Division said Douglas Michael Slade was arrested in his home after nude pictures of children were recovered from him during a raid.
According to the NBI, Slade has been inviting children aged 9 to 12 years old to enter his house where he offers them food and money to convince them to pose nude. The suspect allegedly pays the children P150 to P250. For his part, Slade denied the allegations. He, however, refused to answer questions from the media.
(This is not the first time that Doug Slade has been apprehended for offenses against young children. Somehow, each time he has been able to stay out of jail. Doug is the owner of “Home Base” in the Plaridel area and has provided meat and other products to the local Expat community for years. Years ago he had rented a home in Carmenville with a swimming pool in which he allowed many young children to swim and have a break from the hot weather. Each time Doug has been detained he has denied the allegations and been able to move on with his life. It will be interesting to see what happens this time)
M. DOUGLAS MICHAEL SLADE (1995)
A British paedophile accused of child molestation in Angeles City. PREDA investigated and found another one of his victims and filed charges against Slade who is now on trial in Angeles City.
News of the World
A former navy officer who prepared dinners for the Queen on the Royal yacht Britannia faces life in prison for molesting boys.
Retired Lieutenant Commander Douglas Michael Slade, 64, will stand trial on paedophile charges after allegedly abusing children as young as 13 at his home in the Philippines.
Police say they caught him abusing a 15-year-old boy and exposing another 14-year-old boy to a pornographic film.
Five children aged 13 to 17 claims they were molested by Slade between 2003 and 2005.
Slade originally from Aylesbury, Bucks, has lived in the Philippines for 21 years and runs a shop selling home-made pies to British expats.
Child welfare workers have nicknamed him “The Pork Pie Paedophile”.
Slade was first arrested in September last year after police swooped on his apartment in the town of Angeles, notorious for under-age sex and child-sex tourism.
He was due to appear in court in February but failed to attend and after being arrested again in March posted bail of £6,000.
Slade pleaded not guilty to all the charges at a hearing at the Angeles Trial Court earlier this week. His trial is due to begin on 12 April.
Slade faced similar charges in the mid-90s after four youngsters aged 11 to 14 were allegedly found naked with him in his swimming pool but the case was settled out of court.
He was exposed in 1975 as the ringleader of a group called Paedophile Action for Liberation, which aimed to make paedophilia legal.
Another Briton also faces paedophile charges in the Philippines after allegedly abusing kids.
Barry Edwards, 60, was arrested three years ago and is due in court later this month.
An earlier charge of raping a 14-year-old girl against the former university Maths lecturer at the Middlesex University was dropped.
Child-welfare worker Father Shay Cullen said: “There are more British paedophiles coming to the Philippines since the conviction of Garry Glitter in Vietnam.
“They too will be caught and face a minimum 17 year in prison. They treat children as sex toys for their sexual gratification and buy them for the price of a hamburger.
“Douglas Slade has evaded justice in the past when he was accused of sexually abusing small boys here. We at the Preda center for children are doing all we can to see justice done and prevent the pay-off of victims and their parents. [End]
This is an item I would have waited until Aug to publish but I am so angry that this man questioned my integrity that I am publishing it here now.
Dear Harry, I have just started a 3 month contract at Burger Shack, playing the piano. I read your review, and wanted to clear up a few things. The burgers start at 155 pesos. All my friends have enjoyed the burgers and these kids are having a soft opening.
I think you might have been a little hard on them, but for your own edification, your blog is so powerful and so many people take it as Gospel, that 5 people have said to me that the word on the street (read Harry the Horse) is that the burgers are no good. The answer to the question “have you been there and tried one?” is always no! So my humble request is for your readers firstly to understand the correct price of a burger, and for goodness sake, go and try one for yourself!
I play Friday, Saturday and Sunday
best regards, Chris Marshal
Chris, thank you for writing back to me and explaining that I misinterpreted your comment about “go and try one for yourself”. Yes, I did think you meant me instead of the five people you spoke to. Naturally, I do realize that the Burger Shack was having a soft opening and will listen to comments from customers. Maybe the majority of their customers will like the burger being served and decide not to make any changes. Maybe they will be able to give proper printed receipts when asked for one. One makes allowances for a soft opening. I was not hard on the kids, I was only critical of the hamburger. My opinion of the burger presently served remains the same but I wish them success and of course hope that your musical weekend gig will bring in a lot of business.
Your DAV Chapter 3 will hold a very important general membership meeting (GMM) this Friday, July 11th at 11 AM in the VFW Post 2485 Essary Room. This meeting will not only decide the fate of our Chapter (whether to continue), but also elect chapter officers for 2014-2015, if we do decide to remain a chapter. We also need volunteer service representatives to man the office and decide how many days we will be open for counseling/assistance. Please attend if at all possible. Hope to see you there!
Well Harry….another American passed away this afternoon…his name is Bobby De Leon..
Was playing pool at Silly Hat…had a massive stroke at the bar..we took him to ONA Hosp….was DOA….Dr pronounced him dead 1600 hrs..today… Danny J.
That came as a shock to me. It is only 4:30 PM now. I knew Bobby, been playing pool here for years. will add more details as to viewing and burial as soon as i receive them.
On Friday night while at Phillie’s I was told that the Red Bar, Q Bar and Shipwreck were raided and girls taken away on Thursday night.
In fact, this was an inspection by the Balibago Barangay officials who checked ID’s and only took those girls who were not wearing ID’s. This was not a raid in a literal sense. Bar owners and Mamasan’s know that each employee must be wearing their ID when working. Not to do so could leave one open for harassment. The bars remain open and business as usual.
Am announcing this as some people might get the wrong impression when they see the work “raid”.
I will forward this to Barangay Captin Tony Mamac to see if he is going to be making these unannounced “inspections” on a regular basis.
This is what I was afraid of. Just got this Email from a reader and he has the wrong idea:
From Richard M.
Comments and Remarks: Harry. Thought I’d share this with you. Last night about midnight I get a text from a girl I know who works at the Q Bar down on Fields. They were raided by the Barangay. They took all the girls away, in 4 vehicles, and held them at their headquarters until the owner paid 1,000 peso each for their release. They were only gone for maybe 2 hours and no one was charged with anything. If that’s not kidnapping for ransom I’ll eat my shirt. (As I said above, the girls were in violation of Barangay regulations and the fine was justified. It is like not wearing a helmet when riding a motorcycle or motor bike. It is a violation you might get away with for a long time but when the police decide to crack down, you will have to pay a fine. The Barangay Captain has the right to inspect and that is what this was, NOT a raid. Now, believe me, other bars will start making sure their girls are wearing their ID’s. Even in my little place I am making sure that ID cards are worn while on duty. Now, did they have to take the ladies away, not really, I am sure the owners would have come up with the fine money but there might have been some ladies working that had not obtained their ID’s yet and that is a no-no. So, no harm done, no “RAID” per se!)
In answer to my query to Barangay Capt Tony Mamac, his reply follows:
Actually they are not 80. All in all 81. Yes we collected 1,000 each as payments for fines pursuant to the provision of Brgy Ordinance nr. 2 and we issued appropriate official receipt after payment of the fines. All those who will be found working without Barangay Clearance or Working Clearance shall be penalized with fines or appropriate charges for violation of said ordinance. They choose to pay the fines. It is their call. After numerous advise both during meetings and communications pertaining to the consequences for violating or ignoring the ordinance i think there is no need to inform them any actions nor inspections by the MANCOM in the future.It is their duties and responsibility to comply.
Subject: RIP Gordon “Gordo” Litzenberger
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:18:40 +0800
All, (please forward)
Today whilst shopping Gordon collapsed, he was taken to Ona Hospital but was DOA due to heart attack. Obviously a shock to all (especially me as I was with him approx. 1 hour before). He is lying in St Peter Chapel (just before Nepo if you are travelling from Friendship). The family have not decided (but likely Monday ot Tuesday) on funeral details please contact 09989735036 at St Peter for details. Any contributions to the funeral expenses would be greatly appreciated. If you require further details feel fee to contact Nick Foster 09209554800
Dear All, Still making arrangements etc. If anyone has VFW contacts please ask them to call me09209554800. If anyone wants to contribute (and has an idea how they can be collected etc) again contact me. Nick Foster
This is an excerpt of a story appearing in the Cebu Sun-Star. The full story will appear in my July column.
Cebu Sun-Star newspaper, By Kevin A. Lagunda, Friday, June 20, 2014
The three wailed after it was announced that Regional Trial Court Branch 20 Judge Bienvenido Saniel Jr. has acquitted them of violating the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act.
The raiding team rescued more than a hundred victims. But only six women, aged 24, 19, 18, 31, 16, and 17, executed affidavits against the three.
The alleged bar owner Vinzon Young and two other partners were not caught.
Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama revoked the permit and ordered the bar’s closure the following month.
But Saniel, in his decision, said the evidence presented by the prosecution was not enough to convict the three women.
Former International Justice Mission (IJM)-Philippines director Andrey Sawchenko, however, said they will review the decision before making any move.
“I think we are confident that the evidence showed there was human trafficking activity occurring at Jaguar,” he said.
The prosecution claimed Jaguar violated the law for it recruited women for prostitution.
PO3 Napoleon Talingting testified that his team conducted surveillance at the bar on three occasions; they recorded the transactions through a hidden camera.
Before the three women were arrested, Talingting, PO2 Lyman Norefil Arsua and PO1 Nef Nemenzo acted as customers. They were given partners inside a room.
Seno allegedly negotiated with Talingting for the “bar fine” of their partners. The police officer agreed to pay P15,000.
Amancio went inside the room and accepted the money from Talingting. She went out and gave the payment to Hinayon.
It was at this instance that the police officers arrested Amacio, Seno and Hinayon. They also implemented the search warrants.
Two witnesses corroborated the police officers’ testimonies. They confirmed that “bar fine” means the girl is taken out by the customer for sex.
“Business,” on the other hand, means the sexual activity happened inside the room.
Saniel, however, noted in his decision that the three women taken by the police officers inside the room were not even identified nor presented as witnesses.
Finally a bar owner with the balls to stand up to the big extortion Group, the RSOG, men in uniform who use the CIDG title to mask their illegal actions against bars.
No other bar owner has stood up against these thieves in uniform. The owner along with his lawyer decided to take a stand. The CIDG Chief Bruno acts like he did not know what this RSOG was doing, maybe so, but I do not believe him as this Group has been operating with impunity for two years. One reader who passed this article on ask’s, “What about kidnapping charges” and yes, that is a legitimate question.
One owner has stood up against this group. Many others did not, they just paid millions and went about their business. Also, lets be real here as in the past the CIDG and the NBI have been involved in extortion. Even now you have one Barangay Captain using tactics to force monthly payments out of bar owners. The bars are targets and an investigation will uncover many greedy rats in the system.
Naturally this owner’s stand will be subject to debate. Believe it or not there will be bar owners who will disagree with his actions.
There remain 5 female employees of Honey-Ko’s still in detention while charges of human trafficking are being prepared against them. You have two mamasans, one cashier and two waitresses sweating out charges that will send them to the City Jail for months, maybe years. Will those charges be dismissed? Bear in mind that the extortion charges against the RSOG is separate from the charges against the bar owner for the human trafficking charges. One point to consider is that the set up by the RSOG for trafficking was done expressly to obtain money. Without that motive no raid would have taken place)
An entrapment operation was laid out last Saturday after the owner and the RSOG men supposedly agreed on the time and place for the payoff, but the police officers were apparently alerted and did not show up. (No surprise there. I have been privy to two similar situations where the cops have been tipped off. What do you expect, they look after each other)
With this story we start to see how the police will join forces to turn the tables on the owners who pressed charges against them and how now, five remaining ladies might be guests of law enforcement authorities for quite a while. This action was to be expected as I am sure there are some high ranking officials beyond the RSOG who want this investigation squashed and will join forces to turn the tables against the complainants. I suspect their objective is to send a message to bar owners, “don’t mess with us, pay up and shut up”. Lets see how good the lawyer is for the complainants.
Camp Olivas intelligence head denies extort attempt
ATTENTION ONE AND ALL – You do not want to miss this event to be held on Saturday, 14 jun, 2 PM at the Scorebirds hotel.
The hotel is located on Vian Street, across from the Pacific Breeze Hotel. It is the newest hotel put up by the Doll House Group. Not only will ladies from the Doll House Group Clubs be strutting their stuff but also some of the beautiful ladies from Night Moves and other clubs.
This will definitely be a treat to watch. Burn up those cameras with some great shots.
Major prizes for the girls.
Entry fee is P200 which is good for 3 local drinks.
It is still fun to visit Angeles City, you don’t want to miss this.
A long time expat resident stopped by a couple of days ago to tell me he has had enough of the Philippines and packing up and heading back to the US.
He also wanted to announce the following:
WALK IN -WALK OUT
Moving out of country, need to sell everything in a package deal. Everything you would to start your home, nothing needs to be bought. a must see beautiful items.
All items are in a beautiful 4 bedroom house whick rents P30K a month with lease until 2017. House is located withing 3 mins from Clark, VFW, Fields, SM, Etc.
Please text 0929-1778-7087. Walk in – walk out for USD $5.500. Serious buyers only reply.
Harry the Horse Newsletter
THE LEWIS GRAND HOTEL IS AWARDED THE 2014 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
Recognised as a Top Performing Hotel as Reviewed by Travellers on the
World’s Largest Travel Site
Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines – June 5, 2014 – The Lewis Grand Hotel today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.
When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account reviews ratings. Businesses must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, volume and recency of reviews. Additional criteria include a business’ tenure and popularity ranking on the site.
“Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire team at the Lewis Grand Hotel and we’d like to thank all of our past valued Guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor,” said James E. Bush, GM at the Lewis Grand Hotel. “There is no greater seal of approval than being recognised by one’s customers. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence.”
“TripAdvisor is pleased to honour exceptional hospitality businesses for consistent excellence,”said Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award gives top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers. From Australia to Zimbabwe, we want to applaud exceptional hospitality businesses for offering TripAdvisor travellers a great customer experience.”
Just received a couple of text messages that Honey-Ko’s bar on Perimeter Road is being raided now as I type this, 8 PM, Thursday night. Again, too early for details. Fortunately the owners were not on the premises. The girls are being taken to jail but I do not know if that is in San Fernando and Manila.
Hopefully I will have more details later in the evening.
UPDATE: No customers taken. The girls and Mamasan taken to San Fernando. Sounds like a CIDG operation.
2nd Update: Cannot provide more info right now other than to report that the ladies are still being detained. This is a delicate time as everyone knows the first two or three days are important in resolving the problem. Kokomo’s at this time is closed by decision of the owners.
3rd Update: This was just received from a source that has been tracking the case:
“Seems like they are splitting up the girls, some have gone to Angeles as previously mentioned, most of the rest will go to DSWD today and mamasan and cashier will remain in detention. I guess it will be interesting when we really find out the true story (if ever).” (The owners of the bar are not giving out any details. I have heard that one of them is in the US at this time)
By the way, the answer I received from Voodoo management as to the reason for the raid was that “it was a misunderstanding”. Yes, I agree, it is not a very convincing answer but I have to live with it for now.
I have received word verbally and by text that the Voodoo bar was raided last night. I do not have any further details. I have tried to call Mgt. but no one is answering their phone.
I am announcing this now since I received so much negative comments on my not reporting on previous raids.
At this time I do not know who raided, City Hall, PNP, CIDG whatever nor do I know if anyone was taken away. So, I will not write anything else until I get specific details.
I will also say that one of the Filipino Kitchen supervisors at Phillie’s Sports Grill was on his motorbike last night when two armed men attacked him. They had weapons. He was beaten up and his bike stolen. These crimes are becoming so common and even Filipinos are not safe. Thank goodness he was not killed.
That’s all for now.
UPDATE: This is not confirmed. It was said the raid was at 0130 in the morning and supposedly everyone back at 0530. Supposedly no money paid but rumors say differently but that is normal.