legalization of sex tourism in the philippines: beneficial or a danger who does not want money they say money makes everything go round. people work hard to earn it for without money one cannot buy even the basic necessities. it has also been a symbol of social status. those who do not have it or lack it belong to the lowest and are called poor. on the other hand those who have plenty of it are looked up upon the social strata and go by different names like the rich the filthy rich or the elite. money according to the dictionary is a good that acts as a medium of exchange in transactions. some want it. some desire more of it. yet the common denominator is everybody needs it. how to earn money is everybodys mantra especially those who do not have a stable job. thus there are those who resort to defying the law and committing crimes living life like entering the eye of a needle just to earn money to survive the day. such is the case of some people women and men alike who sell pleasure. people often see it as dirty money earned by an immoral person in the most unethical way. this is called sex tourism. as of the time this essay is written sex tourism is considered illegal in the philippines. what if for these people this is the best way they know how to earn money should we raise an eyebrow on them should we hate them should we condemn them for wanting to earn money and live a comfortable life should we deprive them of opportunities debates on the legalization of sex tourism goes on for a number of reasons. one of which is the health condition of the people involved in this industry. they are vulnerable to sexually transmitted diseases hiv/aids furthermore there would be an increased risk of sexual exploitation violence and human trafficking. should sex tourism be legalized in the philippines it will start a new business that may boom with the people. it will preserve a significant place to be promoted as a tourist spot which will then be a reason for more people to visit the country. one too many doors of opportunities may be created from here. a person engaging in sexual activity with locals and/or foreigners in exchange for a good amount of cash sounds good not just for the individual but for the countrys economic growth as a whole however truth be told this is considered immoral—especially if you are in the philippines where everything is a big deal. selling of one’s body for another’s carnal desire in exchange of money is known as prostitution or often human trafficking. but assuming it is ones only way of living would dignity still matter over survival an ugly truth but a beneficial thing to some. the situations presented beforehand are possible chances for a leap in economic growth. filipinos seek rise and improvement. time changes but the need for stable jobs remains constant. hence sex tourism has become an important source of income for some locals. it is their way to solve poverty. lack of education could also be one of the reasons why sex tourism is flourishing in the philippines. the uninformed basic lectures that should be known by even the young ones are not taught giving them the idea of performing sex recklessly without thinking of the consequences along are fine. most of them take the risks of engaging in ‘dirty business’ just to keep their lives going. a sad reality but majority of the people in the slums mostly single or unwed mothers are pressured to be sex workers to make ends meet. being a sex worker is not legal in the philippines nor is it accepted by society. it might be immoral to some but come think of it this so-called ‘dirty business’ is what makes them going. risky this job may seem but sex tourism attracts not only our fellow filipinos but also foreign people which some would claim as sexual tourists. in a global view there are countries who have legalized sex tourism: australia austria bangladesh belgium brazil canada colombia denmark ecuador france germany greece indonesia netherlands and new zealand to name a few. for a country deemed to be conservative legalizing this could possibly be a fearsome action knowing the dangers it may come with. we must look at how our neighboring countries benefit from it. upon researching here are some reasonable bases to legalize this act. lastly this kind of job cannot be prevented. in fact this has been around since time immemorial the oldest job this world has known thus simply trying to eradicate this would be impossible. why not just bring it out unbolted yes there might be pros and cons in legalizing prostitution. but come to think of it sex workers are just normal people doing jobs to provide for their daily needs. yes legalizing sex tourism— prostitution has its cons such as the rate of unwanted pregnancy harassment or violation and trafficking might increase but as mentioned earlier if this would be legalized seminars/ lectures about sex could be given to men and women and implementing sex education can be an answer to prevent ignorance with sexual engagements. harassment or violation to sex workers on the other hand could possibly be managed by means of enacting a law on protecting them. if trafficking still remains as an issue having legalized prostitution could give them the authority to connect with law enforcements to serve as a source in tracking down potential traffickers. as a support having prostitution legal would not just be a benefit to the worker but the state of the economy as well. sex tourism has one of the main reasons in bloom of growth in the economy due to high demands of foreigners visiting clients for sexual activities in exchange for good money. if this would be legal this might be give a big adjustment to many but come think of it it could also give sensible benefits. in a nutshell sex tourism is frowned upon by most people. it has been considered as a mortal sin since the biblical times. but the world continues to change. it continues to evolve with its people. challenges have grown tougher than ever. at the end of the day life is a survival of the fittest. reality check: only the strong live. only those who have faith continue to believe. only the educated may speak. only the rich have power. therefore everybody must be given an equal chance to fight and to live. they say do not give a man a fish; instead teach him how to fish. if sexual tourism is deemed beneficial for these sex workers let them be. perhaps after all this time the end justifies the means. these sexual workers must cease in experiencing being judged by how they earn. in the business they have willingly chosen they do not hurt anybody; they are in-charge of their own health. they too must feel a sense of pride and fulfilment with what they do. they must also feel welcomed in the society. we must altogether try to prosper as one nation. New Zealand, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia and Netherlands are some of the countries that have legalized prostitution. Some people considers that legalizing prostitution would bring lots of benefits, not only for the workers, but the economy as well. Legalizing this could possibly a fearsome action knowing the dangers it may come with, but upon researching, here are some reasonable bases to legalize this act. First, legalizing prostitution could lessen the amount of rape cases and violation that are occurring in the Philippines. When this will be legal, people who need to satisfy their sexual urges would have an choice. Instead of engaging in rape, they could just hire a prostitute to fulfil their sexual needs. Absurd this idea may sound, but as you think of it, it becomes reasonable. Second reason why prostitution should be legalized is because its potential to fight against human trafficking. This cause could be a benefit to create a relationship within sex workers and law enforcements. If so, law enforcements could use sex workers as a human key to get information to uncover human trafficking issues. Third, allowing prostitution could save the country a lot of money. Don’t you think the operations law enforcements execute doesn’t include wasting tons of money? Decriminalizing this, could save them from the non-stop cycle of police trying to arrest the worker, just to be using the citizens’ money to pay for court and hearing expenses, these workers will just pay fines for them to be released to go back to their businesses. A never-ending cycle it is. No matter how much effort we put into eradicating prostitution, it just doesn’t work. Fourth, it would give the sex workers employment rights. Legalization of this act would allow the protection of human rights and avoidance of slavery. Fifth, decriminalizing sex tourism could leave sex workers in a healthy state. According to an Australian AIDS Conference study, after prostitution was legalized in their country, the number of HIV/AIDS could decrease in number. Having this, workers will be regularly checked for healthcare exams without the fear of discrimination and judged due to their profession they have. Lastly, this kind of job cannot be prevented. To be in fact, this has been around since the 21st century in the world known as the oldest profession around. So, simply trying to eradicate this would be impossible. Why not just bring it out unbolted, right? Yes, there might be pros and cons in legalizing prostitution. But come to think, sex workers are just normal people doing jobs to provide for their daily needs.
Yes, legalizing sex tourism —prostitution has its cons such as the rate of unwanted pregnancy, harassment or violation and trafficking ‘might’ increase but as mentioned earlier, if this would be legalized. Seminars/ lectures about sex could be given to men and women, especially the young, and implementing “sex education” can be an answer to prevent ignorance with sexual engagements. Harassment or violation to sex workers, on the other hand, could possibly be managed by means of enacting a law on specifically protecting them. If trafficking still remains as an issue, having legalizing prostitution could give them the authority to connect with law enforcements to serve as a source in tracking down potential traffickers.
As a support, having prostitution legal would not just be a benefit to the worker, but the state of the economy as well. Sex tourism, has one of the main reasons in bloom of growth in the economy due to high demands of foreigners visiting clients for sexual activities in exchange for good money. If to be legal, this might be give a big adjustment to many, but come think of it, the sensible benefits it could give.
Prostitution has been a big issue in the Philippines. Departments have been taking actions for numerous times to capture people involved in this segment. Legalizing this act could bring harm, but the good it can bring is what matters. Having this profession might be “immoral” in the eyes of some, but facing reality, it has been a source of income for some citizens to be able to furnish their needs in this poverty-clad country. Thus, the demand for sex tourism keeps rising every day, and having this decriminalized could possibly be the key for employment opportunities in the Philippines.