Trafficking Philippines Ministry

What we are doing is working. What we do is help the children in the poorest areas get into school by supplying what they need for school and also helping with food and other needs. We have regular feeding at our house and we feed the children on outreaches in the urban slum areas. The children and youth respond to our concern for them and open up and talk to us.
 
Originally we claimed only to be working to prevent child trafficking, but over time as our ministry grew and our relationships grew, young girls came forward and began to tell us stories of trafficking, as well as sexual abuse taking place by boyfriends of mothers and relatives. We have tried to support the children who are at highest risk to be abused and trafficked. It requires more than the 30.00 a month sponsorship to do that. By helping them to the fullest extent we can, we relieve the pressure of hunger and poverty and basic needs. I want to do more in terms of activities, group trips to the province ( the country side outside the city) and even arrange to rent or buy land whereby the children could go and we can raise chickens to sell and eggs, and grow some produce. If close to water, even fish. The idea is to work at something productive and get out of the environments they are in. 

Photos are shown on this page that some will object to, but I feel that people should see what is going on. Nothing illegal is posted here. Even though the material here is censored, you may be disturbed by the photos here. 

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 13 year old girl who had been trafficked by a drug lord.  It is because of the relationships we establish among the poor that we learn of these trafficking situations. 

The Philippines is a major hub of the billion-dollar global child cybersex industry due to its widespread poverty and legal loopholes.

The Philippines Justice Department secretary Leila de Lima last year said online child abuse was the leading cyber-related crime in the Philippines. Secretary de Lima was later jailed. She claims she was jailed for speaking against the govt. 

In another  case that we were involved in, and still helping the girls to this day, a 10 and 13 year old girl had been trafficked to a Canadian man visiting here. It is because of the relationships we establish among the poor that we learn of these trafficking situations. The man was lured in by adults on Facebook who use Facebook to troll for men interested in pedosex and pedo cam shows. 

recent trafficking rescue, she said in Wed bible she is suicidal. They prayed for her. We are also feeding her. Will you take time to pray for her? This is a critical time because if they are not grounded in our group enough, they will return to their abusers.

 The only effective way to fight trafficking is to understand the full scope of what is going on. Girls are exploited when they are in a state of vulnerability brought on by many factors. REDUCE AND REMOVE THE VULNERABILITY AND you will reduce and remove trafficking in significant numbers … You can help at the link below. You can change the default amount that Go Fund me asks for their services. It is not a set fee anymore. If you want your gift to go to trafficking just put TRAFFICKING in the notes. thank you 

Hope House in the Philippines
Due to high Internet connectivity, an increasing number of children have been coerced into performing sexual acts in front of webcams or mobile phones. These acts are broadcast live to sexual predators around the world. One ‘sex show’ can cost USD 20 to USD 150.11 It is estimated that there are tens of thousands of children being exploited and abused in cybersex dens across the Philippines. According to the UN and FBI, at any given time there are 750,000 predators online.
Victims are trafficked from and to Manila, Cebu and Mindanao.
Usually family members (parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.), neighbours or family friends recruit children. Often parents believe that because paedophiles are not actually touching their children that it is not real abuse.
I have been here since March 2009 and it is IMPORTANT to understand that we have formed relationships with many people on the ground here. We are different than organizations claiming to be fighting child trafficking, but are sitting in an office in another country drafting useless awareness campaigns. We are right in the middle of where it is happening. The most effective way to take down child trafficking is help the children who are most vulnerable  Helping and supporting the children who are most vulnerable takes them off the victim list. 

 Remove the vulnerability, and you STOP CHILD PORN AND CHILD TRAFFICKING… It is just that simple… The ONLY QUESTION remaining is will you and I step up and stop it? 

 
The real story… how to stop child trafficking
I have seen various Go Fund Me accounts and websites where people or groups make the claim they are fighting child sex trafficking. Some seem to only say they are promoting awareness, Ive seen campaigns to raise money to make a video about it or publish a book. Im sure all these people are well meaning, but really this is not effective. 

Im not here to raise awareness that child trafficking is happening. I am here to tell you exactly how it is happening and exactly how to combat it.

Filipino Children are being exploited in porn videos sold on the Dark Net. The children come from poverty areas. They are also being shown in live streaming cam shows by the parents or others. 

The prices paid by foreigners are much higher than the locals pay. A foreigner will be charged from 100-400 dollars for one night with a child, or for several hours. The child being trafficked will get about 10% of the money with the rest going to the trafficker. The trafficker will also pay off the guardian or parent if needed, but will usually take at least half the money. The locals pay around 20.00 for the same services. 20.00 is 1000 pesos and the average daily wage here for many jobs is around 300 pesos. They may pay less. One trafficking appointment will make three times the daily working wage. 100 dollars is 5,000 pesos or 16 times the daily wage. One foreigner can come and pay for several girls from one trafficker over the period of a week or two weeks and spend 1,500 dollars or more. That is 75,000 pesos or as much as one working Filipino will make in 6 months to one year. On top of the money will be dinners, and extra shopping, and gifts such as cell phones, and trips to other islands. They will get a foreigner to take them to visit relatives and buy food for the whole family. The adult Filipino woman will accompany the foreigner to a hotel or get one of her friends to do it. They will check in with the foreigner claiming to be a wife or fiance and the children are hers or her relatives..

One sickening trend in child porn is called “Hurt Core” this is where children as young as toddlers are raped on video and cry in pain. 

trafficked girls killed on video … its real 

Foreigners pay for cam shows of young girls dancing and doing sexual acts and they also pay for cam shows of various sexual acts between two or more minors.  These shows happen even on Facebook. A lot of trafficking communication is done over Facebook. 

underage on Facebook 

pedo mom selling her own daughter on cam 

Online article on the sex abuse of children as a family business in the Philippines 

As the girls get older they migrate to the many bikini bars of Cebu, Manila , Angeles city and also travel to work in nightclubs in other countries where they work as dancers and prostititutes. In the Philippines the girls are “barfined” which means the customer pays the bar a fee to take the girl out with him. He negotiates the sex separately with the girl. These girls come from poverty. 

 While the bigger hotels are alert to trafficking and telling people they are refusing to check them into a room, there are still local hotels and pension houses that are turning the other way. They are getting kickbacks or overcharging for rooms. They can turn it into a business and social affair, or it can be just strictly business. I have found that they make it more than a cold business transaction, with friendliness, hospitality and create this friendly experience for the foreigner and even adding them to their Facebooks and continuing the social chatting after the foreigner has gone home. The foreigner has friends in the Philippines, only one problem, child sex is going with it.

 

Trafficking Of Women And Children

Judge Nimfa Cuesta Vilches, ExpertLaw Library, January, 2004

[accessed 12 February 2018]

A girl child in the Philippines is discriminated upon early in life due to culture-based and family reinforced gender biases. For instance, despite her special nutritional needs in preparation as future mother and nurturer, the girl child is allotted less food than her father and her brothers. When money for education is scarce, her brothers are given the preference.

The Filipino girl child takes the stereotyped role of her mother who is portrayed as an abused and submissive woman relegated to domestic work. Moreover, the public considers girls and women as sex objects and typifies them as club/bar entertainers, beauty pageant contestants, and racy or pornographic film stars.

The pejorative expectations that Filipino society has on women and children are compounded by problems of extreme poverty; massive labor export; globalization; porous borders; aggressive tourism campaigns; negative portrayal of women by mass media; pornography on-line and internet chat-rooms; the practice of mail-order brides; inter-country adoption; and joint military exercises in the country with visiting forces from abroad. These factors cause women to become easy victims of sex-trafficking and other forms of sexual exploitation either in the Philippines or in countries of destination.

10  year old sex trafficking victim 

We see and hear a lot more about trafficking these days. It has a much longer history in SE Asia. What I have done is study the trafficking problem so that we can effectively combat it. Child trafficking does not happen for no apparent reason. There are specific conditions that are present when children are trafficked. You will recognize what I am saying is true. Its just common sense.

Children are trafficked

  • when they are isolated from the community at large that is functioning and inter-connected.
  • The parents are not protecting their children and are making them vulnerable and some are also trafficking their own children.
  • The parents are not educated.
  • One or both parents are simply not there because of death, abandonment, addictions or other. 
  • The surrounding community looks the other way and does not want to get involved. 

Where we live society at large has simply ignored the problem. There has been an increase in foreigners arrested for trafficking, but this is because of financial incentives to do so.  What we are doing is reaching in and making contact, making relationships with the children, youth and parents of those who are at risk to be trafficked. We work to plug them into education, into community, and into a faith based group, which is also a community. 

To be functioning in school, to be present, to be public, to be able to communicate, and be part of a peer group that does not have the risk factors, these are the critical things needed to prevent trafficking.

The children and youth by themselves as individuals can greatly diminish child trafficking. They can do it by resisting and reporting. That is not simple for children who are not in school, and are not connected. We educate, we support, we connect. We empower them to resist and report.

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Myths about trafficking 

I see from postings there is some myth out there about trafficking. While there are cases where girls are kidnapped , and drugged and held against their will, this would be a small fraction of trafficking. Understand that severe poverty distorts their world Children and young girls are trafficked by being lured into it with temptation for money, promises of things, and also there can be pressure from the mothers themselves, or aunts, or guardians if the parents are not in the picture. The sad thing is the girls get little of the money. The local pays 1000 pesos or 20 dollars, and 100 pesos goes to the girl, 400 to the guardian/mother and 500 to the trafficker… or if its a foreigner it might be something like 100 dollars and 10 dollars goes to the girl. They get the girls very young, ive seen 10 years old, but 12 years old is very common. The girls ARE NOT IN SCHOOL. They are NOT CONNECTED to a church, to a family that cares, to what I call Community on my website.

They are ignorant and vulnerable and very poor. They feel pressured to bring in money for the family even at a young age, because many parents brainwash their children that they should go to college to go overseas to take care of the family, or drop out of school and work to help, or even prostitute to bring in money. I have seen this many countless times where the child or young adult carries this burden of responsibility for the parents or guardians.. This mental state, I dont have to tell you is wrong and its just sick… yet it prevails.

The children and youth are trafficked because they are vulnerable on several levels. They are not kidnapped, or “forced” as we may imagine. They are manipulated and become willing to do it. They are in common language “turned out” and that becomes their life. There are many tens of thousands of children and young people in prostitution here. Some we have helped and tried to get on a good path in life have gone back out to prostitute. These are very sad things for me to see. Some catch ahold of what we are saying and helping them, and they try. they get in school and try to stay in. They may fail, and we catch them and get them back in school. They have needs in all areas of life and they need us and they need God. We can save many, and many we cant save. I think we have to try. Thank you for reading this.

I wanted to talk about trafficking in general so that you would gain more understanding about it. While there are cases where girls go overseas for employment or Manila, or Singapore and even Japan, and they are trapped and held against their will, this is not the trafficking we are dealing with, and it does not represent the majority of trafficking. In the majority of trafficking the girl is agreeing to being a prostitute. This comes about because of a number of factors or reasons. The girls come from very extreme poverty, with the parents having what amounts to no education, and they do not speak English. Girls also come from the provinces, coming to the urban centers to earn money for the family. The girl falls behind in school early because of lack of care and involvement of the parent(s) or guardians. Some children have no parents because the parents simply walked off and left them with the grandparents or relative, or the parents died. Parents die from drug related murders and also suicide, and people die here from treatable disease because they can’t afford the medical care they need. In every case of trafficking I have seen the girl was not in school when she was trafficked.

Many girls get funneled into the bikini bars and go to Manila and Angeles City, Singapore, and other places. Once girls are in those bars, there is little we can do. These bars are run by Asian mafia, Korean mafia and other mafia. They play for keeps. In time when we are much stronger, there are some things we can do. Girls are raised here and sexualized at very young ages and taught that being sexual objects will support the family. I see so many websites, and Go fund me campaigns and etc by people who may be good intentioned who are clueless about trafficking and how to truly help. They do not want to do what it takes, and that is get into the slums, and meet the people, get to know them and form the kind of relationships that will bring the girls out. You can’t tackle this problem any other way. All the books, videos, churches and whatever are totally useless. People also use this problem to raise money, like many religious frauds, orphan frauds and so forth. Anyone can take some photos somewhere, but how many show day in and day out of years of ministry? A few photos does not cut it.

Since 2010, we have daily shown our activities and what we are doing on Facebook 

 

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TACLOBAN CITY — After super typhoon Yolanda swept away her home in Guiuan, Eastern Samar, 14-year-old Noemi was forced to beg for food. Her family lost everything, and had nowhere to go.

So off she went to Tacloban with a relative to find work as a domestic helper. “I had nowhere to go and I didn’t know what to do except to beg at the jetty port in my hometown so I decided to go with my aunt.”

But Noemi ended up working as a waitress cum entertainer in a small sing-along bar on the fringes of Tacloban, which was also reeling from the impact of the powerful typhoon.

“My small salary has forced me to surrender to sexual propositions made by some customers in the bar,” she said.

Noemi’s story has become commonplace. Since Yolanda, also known by its international name Haiyan, hit Eastern Visayas in November last year, hundreds of boys and girls have reportedly been smuggled out of their hometowns to Tacloban, Cebu and even Manila by traffickers out to exploit the situation.

Source: http://verafiles.org

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David M Wilkerson

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I talked with a 13 year old girl Sunday who is in prostitution. She denied it, but under the pressure of a 17 year old girl with me, she admitted it. I don’t know the percentages, but foreigners are not comprising the majority of the customers, even though they get all the media. The girl is reasonably pretty and I don’t know what she can do if she applies herself. It also for me doesn’t really matter about age, because I don’t see that much difference if they are 18. Why is something magically okay when they are 18? There will always be girls and boys, women and men who choose to prostitute, what my issue is, when poverty and the environment of poverty have a big influence on those decisions. When I say poverty, I am saying, lack of access to education, parents with no education, a very low income, no connection to functioning people. What I am all about is access and connection. We are a hope-link to God and to community. I will fight to my dying breath for the children of the poor here.

When I started Hope House, I was aware that Cebu was known as a trafficking hotspot. We worked in one area and did not branch out much beyond that. I knew that we were preventing trafficking, but we had not yet at that time actually dealt with underage girls who had been trafficked. I would like to stop here and say that age should not matter when we approach this topic. Girls trafficked at age 18 is just as bad as girls trafficked younger. Its a bad scene all the way around. What happened with us, is that we did branch out our ministry into some tougher slum areas and some of the girls who had been coming to church opened up to us and began talking. This took our ministry to another level of involvement. We heard stories of mothers trafficking their own children, and sexual abuse by live in partners, step fathers, and other relatives. We learned of the involvement of taxi drivers in this trade. We took some actions on behalf of the girls and my life was threatened. As to the numbers of girls we minister to who have been trafficked, this number has remained fairly the same, but I see us taking action again to bring more in the near future, it will be this year for sure.

The same techniques we use to fight child trafficking also work against child porn. 

Joan Richards 

Hello David, I want you to know every Thursday night on our prayer line, we pray specifically for your ministry and for every young lady entrust in your care, what you are doing for these girls words cannot explain, how much the help and prayers are much needed. Some people may not like what I am about to say, but I care less how their understand my statement! The church,( body of Christ) in the western world, will consider dogs, and cats more than human beings, for example: in one household in America a $1000 or more is spent on a dog, between food, grooming, walks etc, rather than a homeless hungry child. In my community, not mentioning the name, because I am a member of the homeless coalition, every month I go to those meetings it’s sad and shameful to hear, the rising amount of school age Children, sleeping in the parks. Not even mentioning the veterans and the drug addicts. Who cares? people like you and me care! and we are doing something about it. You are putting your life online for a cause, a godly and worthy cause. I applaud you David for your passion and compassion for these young girls, don’t ever get weary in doing well because in due season God will reward you openly. Jesus cares and loves those Children, more than you can ever imagine, He will raise sustainers to help you both prayerfully and financially, (me first,) please send me the information where I can donate. You are a classic example of Isaiah 58:6-7, which also is our ministry, dealing with the mentally ill, the homeless, drug addictions those who are oppressed and depressed by the devil. So I am in total agreement with your calling. But I say all that to say this, I learn not to depend or rely on FB for our ministry, I shared the ministry of God, His vision, and purpose for, many of His very own Children who are bound up in demonic slavery, and have asked for help to expand the ministry, so we can help more people, come out of bondage, not one person is willing to help. And that’s ok. Until it hits home, then there call with tears in their eyes for prayers. I am not looking for a tap on my shoulders or any reward from man, but I know those who do the will of our Father are the ones who wants to bring Glory and honor to His Son Jesus. So the man of God be courageous and faithfully in your calling. And as of today, I pray that God our Father will send all the help you need, Favor in the marketplace, Favor in the Governmental system, Favor in the private sectors, Favour is your title, God has heard your cry and He is attending to your cry and supplication. So I say thank you, Lord,, greater works you have done and greater works you will do in you and through you in Jesus name I pray Amen & Amen. please let me know how I can help you, and where I can donate! Thank You. God bless you. For people who love their animals, please don’t take me wrong, I love animals too. but I was just trying to make a point, so please take no personal offence.