By one estimate a half a million women prostitute themselves.There are basically three kinds of prostitutes in the Philippines: 1) those that work out of “casas,” or brothels, and are employed by pimps or brothel owners: 2) those who work in bars, karaokes and hotels, who are usually controlled by the owners of the establishment where they work; and 3) freelancers, who work the streets. Most of the men who use prostitutes in the Philippines are locals not foreigners.Local authorities may also restrict brothels to certain areas and regulate any signs that would identify it as a brothel.
Self-employed or autonomous, they usually do not have managers./*\ Transvestites also participate in prostitution, especially with unwary foreigners. Leyson wrote in the Encyclopedia of Sexuality: Tribal wars between the aborigines in the Philippine islands turned the vanquished into slaves for labor or cannibalism, but not sexual slaves.Male homosexuals and child prostitutes who created Asia’s reputation for sex tourism are concentrated in major metropolitan cities. When Chinese merchants started trading with the inhabitants of the archipelago in 960 C.Most Filipinos who go overseas for work are sent to Middle Eastern countries, often laboring in difficult and dangerous conditions in order to send money to their families in the Philippines. military bases in the Far East, the Naval Subic Bay and Clark Air Force Base, were established north of Manila. D., Encyclopedia of Sexuality www2.hu-berlin.de/sexology, 2001 |~|] The origin of the sex trade in Thailand and the Philippines as it exits today has origins in the Vietnam War when soldiers and navy men, that before this period had a reputation of being gentlemen, found themselves in an unwinnable war and needed a release from the stress. Commanding officers used a formula to decide when to order troops to stop having sex with local prostitutes: 30 days—the normal course of treatment for venereal disease—before they arrived home." "In the mid-'70s, the brass prepared a film called "Sex and the Naval Aviator," to explain to wives the intense pressure on pilots, to rationalize their need for physical release after they had endured so much under fire.In 1947, President Roxas signed a military agreement granting twenty-two military bases to the United States. Angeles City, located near Clark Air Force Base, later became the “Mecca of Sex Trade,” the military adult-entertainment capital of the Philippines, with every variety of prostitution, exotic bars, pornography, and sex tourism conceivable. In their time off they caroused bars in Bangkok, Saigon and Manila and girls attracted by money came to meet the demand. But the production was deemed to embarrassing and was never released." Book: by Gregory L Vistica (Simon & Schuster, 1996) Dr. Leyson wrote in the Encyclopedia of Sexuality: “With the advent of information technology and global travel, the old part-time prostitutes have moved to the big cities.