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Resource ID: #15109
Subject: Prostitution
Source: query failed
Affiliation: 
Date: July 12, 1998

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The series exposed how a local businessman was contributing to the exploitation of young women in the Philippines through so-called "sex tours" of the impoverished island nation. The commercial sex industry is a relic of the American military bases first established a century ago and flourished until the American troops were kick out of the Philippines. Since then it has been revived through sex tour outfits that advertise over the Internet These tours take lonely American bachelors to the islands' ports of call where young women sell their bodies to foreign tourists.

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