Thursday, August 8, 2013

I Wrote This For You

 I Wrote This For You

Evan Iliadis By now, Everyone knows my stay in the Philippines has been a turning point in my life. Not because is "An Amazing Country - The Philippines. An Archipelago of Over 7,000 Islands" or because of "Many Islands! Many Languages! A Mix of Many Cultures!". If you like this kind of blogs tourist guide kind you'll find countless on the net. Something like this I like myself.

I like colorful sites and blogs about the Philippines objectively written by good faith people, those who came for the purpose of discovering the Filipino psyche, a fascinating way of life, a hard to believe meanings deployed for daily survival. It's good. But sorry to point out that no many come to the Philippines for these kind of discoveries.

During my stay for 6 years I haven't seen many families with blond hair-blue eyes roaming the streets or the tourist attractions, places and monuments. The only foreign looking tourists I see are the husbands of Filipino women living in the country or abroad, including those came solo despite his late age and ugly looks managed to enroll a young chick of third his age.

Let'd see what the ambassador of the USA in Manila had to say:

I Wrote This For You

"FORTY per cent of foreign men visiting the Philippines are sex tourists, the US ambassador in Manila said today in comments that were quickly disputed by the government.

US ambassador Harry Thomas told a forum of Filipino judges and officials that corrupt officials were involved in a very visible sex trade, and challenged the legal profession to eliminate the "scourge".

"We know that 40 per cent of foreign men who come to the Philippines, including from the US, come for sexual tourism. That is not something I'm proud of. That's not something you should be proud of," Thomas said."
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Disputed by the PH government or not, the Ambassador not only he's right on the controversy, he's also conservative on the numbers. The flow is greater than that. 

But why sexpats and pedophiles chose the Philippines as their preferred destination? 

If you ask them, they will all blame their countries, the richest in the world, that didn't take care of them. Like this guy's below posted in a forum.


  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Yati, Lilo-an, Cebu
  • Country of Birth: 
Posted 17 July 2011 - 03:51 AM

'Old55', on 17 Jul 2011 - 10:17 AM, said:

Honestly, do you know of an expat who moved to Philippines recently other than to interact with Filipinas? Excluding the occasional missionary, pedophile or gay has there been any? It is well know back in the day some would move there to hide or start over.
I don't know whether to be insulted, or laugh my ass off. (The latter would probably be a healthy thing. ) I am over here by girlfriend, no asawa, no missionary zeal, no pedophile or gay photos on my computer or thoughts in my head. Comments like "it is well known" try to turn personal opinion into unquestionable axiomatic fact.
That won't work, at least with me. In addition, the way you word the sentence makes it sound as if all expats are either a) sexpats, or b) perverts and criminals on the lam.

I am neither! What I am is a FREE individual who no longer has to worry about big brother tracking my every move, recording my every phone call, pulling me over at random times and places and impounding my car for any level or blood alcohol or drugs (those of you who think you have to have a 0.08 or 0.1 blood level are woefully out of date), and do any other damn thing he wants, including believing that he can take porno pics and/or grope me any time he feels like it.
(Those who don't believe would do well to Google VIPR groups under the TSA...what they do, WHERE they do it (HINT: Its not airports), and why TSA wants to triple the number of such units.)I chose FIRST to leave the nanny/police state America is fast becoming while that was still possible. I suppose, if you want to stretch it, that could be interpreted as hiding or starting over. I view it as refusing to become one of the steeple.

If America had been as bad in the early 60's as it has become now, I would never have joined the military, much less given more than 20 years of my life to defending her. Sometimes, I can't help but cry when I see what she has become, but my staying there would not have made any difference other than probably destroying me. So I chose to leave.

The SECOND decision was to choose the Philippines as my initial destination. ...they speak English, in general I like the laid back attitude of the people (the are bad people in every country), the country side is beautiful (outside of the big cities), and they are close to the rest of Asia.

If I decide I am not comfortable here, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zealand are all fairly close by. Okay, truth in advertising...the Filipinas aren't bad either. Not against hooking up with one, just not actively seeking same.I don't believe I am the only one here for other than sex, or hide.

Edited by RetiredNavyGuy, 17 July 2011 - 04:58 AM.

Since I wasn't living there as a sexpat, I'll post what somebody else who knows the sexpat community upside down had to say. Let's now post this.

From the Philippines-sexpats wall of shame 


And here is another American star of the expat forums what he had to say on his motivations for making the Philippines his home.

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