. •The Spanish chroniclers wrote that virginity was. most of our ancestors kept monogamous instead of polygamous relationships. •Despite this sexual freedom. believed to be a hindrance to marriage and that to reach the place of eternal bliss. •They observed that society did not value either virginity or monogamous marriages. •There were males who would even offer their services for initiating women to the sexual act. vicious and perverse. women must have lovers. in fact.•When the Spanish came they chronicled some pre-existing sexual practices by Filipinos which they considered lewd.

•They carried out sexual relations with native women outside their marriage resulting in the birth of many Spanish mestizo children. •The casas housed young virgins (usually daughters of peasants sold to cover their parent's debts) to cater mainly to Spanish soldiers and officials. .SPANISH PERIOD •The Spaniards preached values of virginity and chastity to the "natives" or Filipinos and condemned their immoral sexual practices.

the second class house had the fresh rural natives and mestizas. where young women were classed according price and housed in different dwellings. • Prominent society and political figures were said to have patronized these nightspots. • The red light district later shifted to Sta. and the third-class house had older prostitutes with a separate display window showcasing Japanese geishas. .AMERICAN PERIOD • The red-light district at the time was the Gardenia Gardens in Sampaloc. Ana and Lerma where dance floors were divided between the Filipinas and Americans. • The first class house had American and European women.

particularly young girls. comfort women usually had to service 10 to 40 soldiers a day. . others had to undergo forced abortion. and more on weekends.JAPANESE PERIOD • Following the Japanese invasion. Ermita was transformed into a "sprawling Yoshiwara". were also abducted from their homes to serve as "jugun ianfu" or comfort women for the Japanese Imperial Army. including young wives. • Many women. • In the brothel. many parents were forced to sell their children. • It was at this time that the premier residential section of Manila . to Japanese soldiers and wealthy Filipino collaborators. many also died in the process of torture and rape. • Many who were infected by venereal disease were treated with large doses of harmful drugs.

Pinatubo the entertainment clubs around these areas slowed down but were later revived by resident foreigners to tourists and local men.• With the early termination of the bases after the eruption of Mt. . • The institutionalization of tourism and the increasing number of migrant workers are also contributing factors to the continuing rise of sex slavery in the country.

women. Some of them are males. transvestites and children of both sex working as a prostitutes in the Philippines. • About 400. • It was believed that the legalization of prostitution may expand sex-trade industry in the Philippines. • We have a million sex industry workers. . a third of them are minor or below 18 years old.• The Philippines hold a trouble reality: the nation makes millions of dollar from its sex – trade industry.000 are the prostitutes. thus creating a steadier flow of income for a nation that receives million from its illegal activities.000 – 500.

the government has announced measures to battle the country's child prostitution and sex tourist image. some as young as six years old. . states that it is estimated 150. and escort services. Women working in the bars have to be registered and are required to undergo frequent health checks. karaoke bars (also known as KTVs). A 2005 estimate. • Prostitution is illegal. bars.000 girls work as prostitutes. Children are forced to work up to 20 hours a day and are expected to service as many as 100 customers each week. Prostitution is illegal and a serious criminal offense in the Philippines. Recently. • The Philippines is recognized as one of the countries with the highest number of children involved in prostitution.• Prostitution in Philippines is available through brothels (also known as casa). Massage Parlors.

Prostitution is illegal and a serious criminal offense in the Philippines. some as young as six years old. Children are forced to work up to 20 hours a day and are expected to service as many as 100 customers each week. Massage Parlors. • Prostitution is illegal.• Prostitution in Philippines is available through brothels (also known as casa). Women working in the bars have to be registered and are required to undergo frequent health checks. • The Philippines is recognized as one of the countries with the highest number of children involved in prostitution.000 girls work as prostitutes. . bars. A 2005 estimate. karaoke bars (also known as KTVs). Recently. and escort services. the government has announced measures to battle the country's child prostitution and sex tourist image. states that it is estimated 150.

• If it will legalized.•It may increase gross domestic product for its developing nation •Some of the parents coax their children to work in the sex-trade industry oversees. . • Prostitutes can earn money that they didn't earn before. there will be a law enforcing no sexual physical and emotional abuse and there will be an examination for STD. • But of course infection and diseases will increase in our nation.

PROSTITUTION IS TOTALLY WRONG. .

However. Jan. 2007 . Wholehearted. They are usually broken and needy individuals seemingly trapped by the circumstances of their lives. to accept and legitimize prostitutes and johns is not compassionate. prostitutes themselves are not evil and neither are their johns.org. it is lazy. It doesn't matter if it is the 'world's oldest profession'.Dorn Checkley. it is still wrong."Prostitution as an institution is evil. Director of the Pittsburg Coalition Against Pornography." . 22. Ultimately. Not to undertake the difficult task of leading. encouraging and calling them to the higher way is a failure to love as Jesus would have loved them. "Legalized Prostitution?".

.. Founder and President of the Cedars Cultural and Educational Foundation.Tony Nassif.. 2005 "Who would ever think that the shameful and dark behavior of prostitution would now be advocated to be 'mainstream' acceptable in the popular culture? How is it that it advanced this far? The degeneration of moral absolutes has been eroded by the jackhammer of existentialism and situational ethics. Years ago it was seen not only as shameful but a stigma for a man to solicit a prostitute.. July 19.

Every law on the books is an attempt to legislate morality because morality is a standard of right and wrong. reason and moral common sense don't take a stand and take action to resist the movement to legalize that which destroys the souls of those who practice it and is a vehicle to infect a nation and those who practice it. I don't think we should impose our morals on others.' Here's a reality check. Founder and President of the Cedars Cultural and Educational Foundation. . I don't think we should judge. The question is 'which morals will govern?'. 2005 – Some say 'well.. what they do in the privacy of their own bedroom is no concern of mine.. What people do in the privacy of their own bedroom does affect us all. AIDS is epidemic.Tony Nassif." . July 19.The march of the perverse will continue unless people of logic.

. they are exposed to inclement weather with insufficient clothing. • The woman who once loses her virtue can never recover her self respect. and even natural affection. they are neglected when sick. who for money has prostituted her body as a trade. • Their chance of life must necessarily be greatly lessened. they often drink to intoxication. they are frequently injured in brutal brothel fights. but she. seems to lose hold of all moral principle.• Many of them are constantly diseased with venereal maladies. • It is the almost hopeless moral death of the prostitute which is the darkest result of her mode of life.