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most of our ancestors kept monogamous instead of polygamous relationships. vicious and perverse. •The Spanish chroniclers wrote that virginity was.•When the Spanish came they chronicled some pre-existing sexual practices by Filipinos which they considered lewd. 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. •Despite this sexual freedom. in fact. women must have lovers. •There were males who would even offer their services for initiating women to the sexual act.

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

and the third-class house had older prostitutes with a separate display window showcasing Japanese geishas. Ana and Lerma where dance floors were divided between the Filipinas and Americans. . 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 second class house had the fresh rural natives and mestizas. • The red light district later shifted to Sta.AMERICAN PERIOD • The red-light district at the time was the Gardenia Gardens in Sampaloc. • The first class house had American and European women.

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

• 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.• With the early termination of the bases after the eruption of Mt. . Pinatubo the entertainment clubs around these areas slowed down but were later revived by resident foreigners to tourists and local men.

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

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

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

there will be a law enforcing no sexual physical and emotional abuse and there will be an examination for STD. • If it will legalized. . • But of course infection and diseases will increase in our nation.•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.

PROSTITUTION IS TOTALLY WRONG. .

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

Founder and President of the Cedars Cultural and Educational Foundation.. 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.Tony Nassif. Years ago it was seen not only as shameful but a stigma for a man to solicit a prostitute... July 19. .

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

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