The dwarves, a man and a woman dwarf, scuttling forward from the back of a dim bar to drag the customer in. The young prostitute, standing passively in her little frock in front of the paunchy, middle aged, Caucasian man who has called her out from a flock of girls, and the contempt with which he flicks up her skirt at the front to inspect her. Listless children holding begging hands out to the endless, honking traffic jams in Manila, where the polluted grey concrete pavements of a city of ten million people are what they have for home. Poverty beyond imagining. A runny nosed, blotchy child, crawling up the slope of a garbage dump, bent under a load of the bits of cardboard his father has collected to build a lean to.
Philippines Sex Guide For Single Men – Dream Holiday Asia
Popular online chat apps are used to prostitute women to Chinese workers in the online gaming industry as seen in these screenshots of secret group conversations. The rise of this kind of operation that prostitutes foreign and Filipino women came with the proliferation of Philippine offshore gaming operators Pogos , which are run by and cater mostly to Chinese nationals, a top National Bureau of Investigation official told a Senate hearing on Tuesday Jan NBI deputy director Vicente de Guzman said the sexual services could only be booked online and tend to target only Chinese nationals, mostly Pogo workers. Sen Risa Hontiveros, who opened the hearing on reported prostitution for Pogo workers, said the issue gave rise to the question of whether the economic benefits from online gambling operations hosted by the country were worth the social costs. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said law enforcement agencies, led by the Philippine National Police, would investigate and stop these prostitution rings.
Sex on the menu for Pogo workers in the Philippines
Recent hearings in our legislatures on prostitution, taxation and immigration related to Philippine offshore gaming operators POGOs are legitimate items to address. But perspective is also needed beyond political grandstanding and emotions. What are backgrounders that can help us analyze and make decisions good for the Filipinos?
Prostitution in the Philippines is illegal, although somewhat tolerated, with law enforcement being rare with regards to sex workers. Penalties range up to life imprisonment for those involved in trafficking , which is covered by the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of In , it was estimated that there were up to , prostitutes in the Philippines ,  from a population of roughly