Topics: Poverty, United States, Prostitution Pages: 1 (473 words) Published: October 4, 2014

Prostitution in the Philippines is illegal, but widely prevalent. Penalties range up to life imprisonment for those involved in trafficking, which is covered by the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003.[1] Prostitution is often available through bars, karaoke bars (also known as KTVs), massage parlors, brothels (also known as casa), street walkers, andescort services.[2] In 2013 it was estimated that there were up to 500,000 prostitutes in the Philippines.[3] In her “Anti-Prostitution Act” (Senate Bill No. 2341), Senator Pia S. Cayetano cites the number of women being exploited in prostitution in the Philippines now ballooning to 800,000.[4]

Overpopulation in the Philippines
In each country, there are tons of social issues. Over in the Philippines, social issues keep on coming. Recently, there has been an issue on plagiarism, RH Bill, disrespect on police officers and a lot more. But the issue that stood out is overpopulation in the country. For Philippines is not only overpopulated mainly by Filipinos but also of different nationalities. Maybe the cause of overpopulation is because of the Koreans, Chinese, Americans and the Middle East. But yet again, it is not assured because they might be staying in the Philippines for only about a month or a year. There are a lot of reasons as to why the Philippines is overpopulated. One reason, or I was able to think of, is Pre-Marital Sex. We learn from the Bible that sex before marriage is a sin and yet a lot of people do it. Some happens accidentally but some do it on purpose. Another cause of overpopulation is unprotected sex. Maybe one of the reasons as to why people do it is mainly just because of pleasure. Come to think of it, I ask myself 'why do they do it when they know that it could actually lead to something bad?' This is a cause of overpopulation because the child born was just mainly an accident. These couples did not want to have a child in the first place and that one child is a big contribution to...
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