23 September 2011

40 Percent for sex

Ambassador Harry Thomas Jr., the United States' envoy to the Philippines, said about 40 percent of the male foreign tourists in the Philippines come for sex. Speaking before a round-table discussion among Court of Appeals magistrates in Manila on Thursday, Thomas said it was unacceptable but "we know that 40 percent of foreign men who come to the Philippines, including from the US, come for sexual tourism." Source: GMA news
I hardly see American male tourists around anymore. Years ago, I would agree with this. Unless of course they go to other cities in the Philippines like Cebu or Angeles City. Most nationals I see at the moment are Koreans and would you believe, Russians? Russians seem to like the country and are silently investing in some companies, I hear.

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