This was originally posted on my guilty pleasure, the blog of FashionPulis. I am very grateful that Fashion Pulis posted this, because I am reminded again that the world is filled with heartless and soulless people (if you could call them “people”).
“The mother left her two kids to go to the washroom alone while she waited for them outside. When she realized that the kids seemed to be taking a long time, she went inside to look for them but the kids were not in the washroom anymore. The parents went to the police afterwards and the police told them that it is highly likely that they will never see their kids again.
There is a syndicate in HK abducting kids in the washroom. They would let the kids smell something that would make them unconscious. Then they will shave their heads, put a cap on them, and change their clothes. When, the kids are brought out of the washroom, the parents would not notice them.”This story is not uncommon in the place as documented in some sites. Some kids are kidnapped and sold, while others are made into beggars. The syndicate does not discriminate; hence tourists with kids are also at risk. The lesson here is that parents or guardians should never leave their kids alone even for a second in any place on the island.Here is a link that documents some of these incidents:
After reading this, I shuddered and immediately looked at my sleeping son, thanking God he is safe and sound beside me. Here’s another story from Fashion Pulis’s readers, commented under the post I quoted above:
This is so true! Kahit sa Mainland ganyam modus nila. Me Korean nga bata pinitulan ng dila tapos halos maloka ang Nanay reason kung bakit naghiwalay sila mag asawa after 5 years nung bumalik ang ama me kumalabit na bata gusgusin hindi na sana nya papansinin kasi nga hindi rin nagsasalita nung tiningnnan nya sa mata anak nya pala pinitulan ng dila at ginawang beggar ng sindikato. Yug ibang bata na kinikidnap esp boy binibenta sa mga hindi magkaanak. Tsk! Tsk! Kaya magulanghwakan nyo mabuti mga anak nyo pag nasa HK or China kayo.
And as if those stories still did not make you shudder, here’s another one that happened in the Philippines:
Yesterday afternoon, my wife, son and Yaya went to buy some groceries at a supermarket in Sucat and while my wife was lining up to pay, Yaya and my son went to the “Funhouse” arcade near the food court. While my son was playing with a video game, a suspicious bald man, around 5’10”, with medium built and decent clothing approached yaya and was instructing her to give a piece of paper to my wife and leave my son with him. Yaya refused to follow his instruction so he insisted by bribing her with money. She continued to refuse with a louder voice which drew attention so the man walked away.
She immediately told my wife what happened and when they were about to go home, they saw him exiting the supermarket. Before they could point him out, he got into his car and drove away.We reported the incident and they allowed us to view their surveillance cams. There we clearly saw that from the time yaya and my son entered the arcade, the man kept following them at a certain distance. Before he approached them, he made a phone call and started to converse with yaya.Please take extra caution when you’re out with your children. Always keep them close where you can see them…no matter where you are. Beware of kidnappers!Source: Facebook page of Mr. Anthony Paul Veloso Laput
Moms and Dads, let us share these stories to our house help and especially nannies to remind them to be extra extra extra extraaaaaaaa vigilant when it comes to their wards. After reading it, I kinda regretted that last week, we just left Raviv with Yaya Isay, roaming at Alabang Town Center, while we look for office supplies. Although I trust Yaya Isay, still, I know I’ll blame myself if something happened to Raviv just because his parents were too busy looking for office chairs.
Tell me what you think!
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