The Realities of Sex Tourism
MANILA, Philippines -- Tourism can be a double-edged sword. The moment Filipinos start opening their doors to tourists, all kinds of people come in; high-spending tourists, long-staying retirees and even those who come for sex.
The issue of sex tourism is like a dark cloud hovering over the tourism industry since the dawn of red light districts in Clark and Subic. With the recent statement of US Ambassador Harry Thomas Jr. that 40 percent of tourists come to the Philippines for sex, the horrifying realities of prostitution and exploitation spark anew.
Although no one is denying the fact that sex trade is indeed happening in the Philippines, (searching the word …
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Publication information: Article title: The Realities of Sex Tourism. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Manila Bulletin. Publication date: October 16, 2011. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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