GETTING YOUNGER. Jeanette Ampog of Talikala Inc. argues that legalizing prostitution will not eradicate the flesh trade in the country. Davao City alone has registered 1,500 women in prostitution doing various jobs in night clubs and bars. Talikala Inc. said that more minors are now engaged in prostitution, most of them not registered. Ana Luisa Calix (right), chairperson of Lawig Bubai, says girls as young as nine are already in the trade and paid P300 for each sexual act. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)
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