Apparently certain Filipino activists think so. Spokesperson for Pagkakaisa ng Kababaihan para sa Kalayaan (Kaisa Ka) Proleta Gomez, in a statement implied that the “support” the United States Armed Forces receives from the Philippines as it increases its troop deployment there under new agreements with the Philippine government is likely to be mainly in the form of sexual services…
Apparently, Gomez does not see the irony in the dirty mind she applies to making the above statements. Consider the words used by the US Ambassador with an open mind and the sex trade would likely have been the farthest from your mind. Not for “women’s freedom” activist Gomez, though. For Gomez;
She said the “sex trade” appeared to be the “sales pitch” of United States Ambassador Philip Goldberg and Olongapo City Mayor Rolen Paulino, based on the announcements they made following a closed-door meeting the two had in the city last March 3.
Goldberg thanked the Philippines for “its support for increasing the number of US troop visits to Olongapo and expanding the liberty area for visiting US sailors,” Gomez told a rally commemorating the International Women’s Day this week.
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US servicemen plus Philippine “liberty area” equals pussy galore.
Does that equation necessarily compute? Well, to be fair, what else would a shipload of twenty-something red-blooded American seamen be looking for on a shore leave after months at sea? It’s not as if Filipino sailors are any more “virtuous”. Pinoy seamen after all are renowned for the pains they take to perform their duty to please their booties…
Many Filipino sailors make small incisions in their penises and slide tiny plastic or stone balls — the size of M&M’s — underneath the skin in order to enhance sexual pleasure for prostitutes and other women they encounter in port cities, especially in Rio de Janeiro. “This ‘secret weapon of the Filipinos,’ as a second mate phrased it, has therefore obviously something to do,” Lamvik wrote in his thesis, “‘with the fact that ‘the Filipinos are so small, and the Brazilian women are so big’ as another second mate put it.”
Filipinos, therefore, shouldn’t be too quick to judge American navymen — or the nature of the “support” the Philippines might extend to them. What happened to our renowned “hospitality”? The Philippines, after all, is a country that claims to be “more fun” for its visitors.
What Kaisa Ka‘s Gomez really accomplishes is highlight the reality that she is unable to imagine Filipino women being anything else to US troops other than the very prostitutes she fears would proliferate when they start coming.
benign0 is the Webmaster of GetRealPhilippines.com.