Prostitution in the Philippines

Prostitution in the Philippines is illegal and is covered by the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act.Philippine Laws, Statutes And Codes - Chan Robles Virtual Law Library Prostitution is sometimes available through brothels (also known as casa), bars, karaoke bars (also known as KTVs), Massage Parlors, street walkers and escort services.

The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women - Asia Pacific (CATW-AP), quoting from Kyodo News, estimated that in 1998 there were 400,000 prostituted women in the Philippines.

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