When the American troops liberated the Philippines from Japanese imperialism in October 1945, many American soldiers left illegitimate Amerasian children behind.
The mothers of these children and their Amerasian children were social outcasts.
Anecdotal reports revealed that some Filipina slaves were sold as “exotic sex objects” or prostitutes to European brothels. D., Encyclopedia of Sexuality www2.hu-berlin.de/sexology, 2001 |~|] During World War 11 (1941-1944), the Japanese Imperial Army forced Philippine women from Manila and surrounding towns to serve as “comfort girls” (military prostitutes) to provide sexual favors to all Japanese soldiers serving in the Philippines and in the Pacific region.
When Pope Gregory XIV abolished slavery in the Philippines in 1591, middle-class Europeans started to immigrate to the archipelago, but the sexual exploitation of Filipinas by the Spanish colonists continued. In the 1990s, with international (legal) backing, these comfort girls were partially compensated for their humiliation and moral sufferings.
The poor frequent the brothels to affirm their masculinity by using many women or to relieve their loneliness. Streetwalkers are not common, are usually self-employed, and many have pimps. The majority of the prostitutes fall under the category of entertainment girls.
You would not get this impression by visiting one of the better known red light districts.
Local tend to use community-, neighborhood- and town- based brotherl and sex workers. Some are girls from rural areas who were fooled by illegal recruiters …
The woman got frightened after she heard a baby’s wail.
She scoured the area until she found the baby, bloodied and naked.