"An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it." - Gandhi
However there is an intrinsic relationship between legalizing prostitution and human trafficking. This has been shown in Australia, Germany, Israel, & Nevada.
When sex becomes an open commodity, when tourism is aimed at promoting sex as a commodity, when there's tons of money to be made and little legal hassle in doing so the prostitution business grows. As it grows in certain areas the demand outpaces the product. When there are men with money who want to buy whores there will be other men who want money who will do whatever it takes to bring in more whores.
If you don't believe that, fine. I know it to be true. There's oodles and oodles of stuff all over the net describing the problems in the Netherlands, Australia, Israel, etc.
The truth is, as a man with money and an allotted time of 30 minutes give or take, and little interest or obligation to do anything besides use her flesh- you have no idea exactly how voluntary or involuntary her sex work is.
BTW Prostitution is illegal in the Philippines:Prostitution in Vietnam is a major social issue that particularly affects women and children. Child prostitution is a problem. Sex education has been limited because of Vietnamís traditional bias against the public mention of anything sexual. Vietnam is not a popular destination for sex tourism for Westerners, compared to Thailand and the Philipines, since prostitution is illegal in Vietnam. In Thailand, it is a legal industry.
Prostitution in Vietnam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
If you can prove causative results about legality please do soProstitution in the Philippines is illegal. It is a serious crime with penalties ranging up to life imprisonment for those involved in trafficking. It is covered by the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act. Prostitution is sometimes illegaly available through brothels (also known as casa), bars, karaoke bars (also known as KTVs), Massage Parlors, street walkers and escort service.
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. The International Labor Organization estimated that in 1993/94 there were nearly half a million prostitutes in the country.
Prostitution in the Philippines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia