07 Oct '11, 6am

US Ambassador said 40% of foreign men, including from US come to the #Philippines for sex tourism

US Ambassador said 40% of foreign men, including from US come to the #Philippines for sex tourism

By Rene Ciria-Cruz Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network Friday, Oct 07, 2011 SAN FRANCISCO - American Ambassador Harry K. Thomas stepped on something then put his foot in his mouth when he told a group of judges and officials in Manila, "We know that 40 per cent of foreign men, including from the US, come to the Philippines for sex tourism." I'm sure this is wrong; it can't be more than 38 per cent. Anyway, Thomas easily offended some of our morally unimpeachable lawmakers, who went livid and reprimanded him for his statement. (Way to go, Senator Ping Lacson! Rosebuds to you and colleagues Franklin Drilon and Juan Ponce Enrile for apparently defending the honor of Filipino women.) Where did the US ambassador get his statistics? Hmm. There's nothing in the disembarkation card for visitors that could lead to his percentage figure. There's a box to check if the purpose...

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