In 2010, an estimated 60,000 to 100,000 children in the Philippines were involved in prostitution rings, according to Minette Rimando, a spokeswoman for the U.
N.'S International Labour Organization's Manila office. The Philippines is ranked under Tier 2 Watch List in the 2009 Trafficking in Persons Report of the United States (US) State Department due to the Philippine government’s alleged failure to show evidence of progress in convicting trafficking offenders, particularly those responsible for labor trafficking.
They cannot change their names or gender markers on any legal documents, even if they have sex reassignment surgery.
In the Philippines, transgender women get no recognition from the national government, let alone legal protections.
Several interlocking factors have brought about the demise of Malate as a gay space and this paper is a modest attempt to provide notes on this phenomenon.
Philippine gay culture blossomed in the 1970s during the years of the Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship.
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