ANGELES CITY-- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has ordered law enforcers here to investigate reports that some bars along Fields Avenue and other areas in the city's entertainment district are holding bold shows.

“All heads will roll in the investigation of numerous night spots along Fields Avenue using nude shows as their main attraction to local and foreign nationals,” Pamintuan said.

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Over the weekend, a bar was raided by operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) headed by Chief Inspector Randy Glenn Silvio.

“We will not leave any stone unturned in getting to the bottom line of the rampant operation of nude shows in the city,” the mayor said.

Pamintuan ordered the different departments of the City Government to review all business permits issued to establishments, as an initial move to identify the legality of their operations.

This will also allow the special task force to monitor businesses violating national laws and local ordinances.

Despite the CIDG raid on the Ponytail Bar, Pamintuan reiterated that the local police headed by Senior Superintendent Danilo Bautista have been very active in monitoring the illegal activities of establishments along Fields Avenue.

“I have instructed Bautista to conduct a follow-up investigation to determine if there is a laxity on the part of his officers who are expected to enforce laws against lewd shows,” the mayor said.

Pamintuan belied reports that there are close to 1,000 bars along the red light district, saying that there are only 230 bars which are now in full operation.

Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jess Robredo, who was apparently misinformed of the bars’ figure, recently requested Pamintuan to close down the remaining establishments with nude shows.

Robredo reportedly even directed Pamintuan to solve the problem of human trafficking in the city before President Benigno Aquino III meets with US President Barack Obama in September.

"But I told Secretary Robredo that we have no problem on human trafficking in our beloved city," Pamintuan said.(Reynaldo G. Navales)