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The duty free in the disused American base of Clark in Angeles City, where soldiers could buy from household utensils to food.
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A portrait of jose Maria Escrivà inside a chapel.
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Girls crossing the road in Angeles City.
The city is defined as the main source of entertainment in the Philippines. Lady prices in go-go bars may vary depending on the chosen venue.
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Rosario Baluyot died from a severe infection in her cervix in May 1987. Parts of an electronic vibrator used by the man who abused her were stuck inside her vagina for over 7 months.
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The Victoria Children’s Home is an open and therapeutic center where the children receive comprehensive care against the traffickers and abusers.
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Girls look after each other.
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Along the corridor girls taking a nap after lunch.
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MariJ is the ninth child of a big family. After the rescue she finds difficult to control the rage, that is particularly unleashed with the youngest.
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The practical application of feeling therapy, or emotional expression therapy, looks and tackle the underlying pain of abusing years.
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Most of the girls due to domestic violence run away from their families and end up living on the street becoming easy prey for pimps.
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Only when pain and anger are experienced and released, the child become whole again, and able to cope with her future.
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After US military built two military bases in 1898, Olongapo and Angeles City have become the cities with the highest percentage of sex tourists.
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Still many Americans military that are retired are living in Subic and are usual customers at local Bars.
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Still many Americans military that are retired are living in Subic and are usual customers at local Bars.
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Marlene has been a sex slave for almost her entire childhood. Thanks to the foundation she came out of the sex trade. Now she works to save the other little girls from her own fate.
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Crying Game




Since the creation of the U.S. military bases, Olongapo, Subic, and Angeles city have not been the same.
In just a few years, the growing demands of the soldiers have turned them into capitals of prostitution and red light clubs. Even after these bases fell into disuse, the phenomenon kept growing, and made them into possible places of recruitment of minors to be launched into the sex trade.

Since few years Filipino government is starting to counter the phenomenon of domestic abuse through awareness campaigns and support lines. Fighting abuses means fighting "Mama San" ( Philippinians pimps) recruitment of children.
Often the girls run away from home because of sexual violence perpetuated by relatives and neighbors and end up living on the street, and they become sex trade’s easy prey.


Today, a direct result of the sex industry clubs and bars are spreading with impunity in the towns and villages of the Philippines.
Sexual exploitation is spreading among the Filipino communities and the legal and moral prohibitions have broken down.
Even local officials today act as negotiators between child abusers and parents to arrange a financial settlement when the child has been raped or abused. The official earns a percentage of the payment.
The child is left without help and the pedophile goes free to abuse other children.


Preda Foundation helps sex slaves or human traffick survivors to rebuild their identity.

Every child surviving sexual abuse carries a heavy emotional baggage that will threaten trust towards others, the expression of sexuality, and forgiveness.
Many girls, after the abuse, struggle to recognize themselves as worthy, and that is why they are easily lured or trafficked into to sex slavery, which will lead them to the use of alcohol and drugs to be able to numb the pain. After they are rescued by the Preda team and brought to the Home for Abused Children they join the therapy session to release their frustrations and emotional pain.


The awareness of pain and expression is fundamental. In the Primal Therapy, the girls gather in a group in the padded therapy room and give themselves the right to cry, shout and punch the cushions to release their frustrations and anger.

This exercise repeated over time will allow them not to stifle his emotions and refuse them, but to cope with the past.
Most importantly the support they receive at Preda, keeps them away from the streets.

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