or Why the US Ambassador is our best Tourism Salesman
|Manila Nightlife - could there be tourist sex in this Bar?|
I did not want to initially write this as I found the topic to be trivial and maybe partly true. C'mon - it is a known fact that along the strips of Quezon Ave., Roxas Blvd and the seedier parts of Quiapo that the flesh trade does occur. You name it. Spa-kol, 3 wishes, Happy Endings. You are a liar if you have not heard these terms before. I am sure the good Ambassador knows the terms.
Why, most of our "acclaimed and artsy" films keep on harping on the fact that there is so much sex and happening. Rosanna Roces wouldn't have been big in the film industry during the late 90's if she didn't do Curacha (even set in the People Power Revolution period - our nation's contribution to world history) or Ligaya ang Itawag mo Sa Akin. Or Brillante Mendoza not getting his Cannes trophy if he didn't first helm Masahista. So why be surprised?
I think I should interview my American GM (as well as the US executives who come here from time-to-time) in the office I work with and ask him if he did go to the Philippines for the sex (and to supervise us, of course). And if they do, report to the US Embassy their special activities.
So probably our next Tourism slogan should be, "Cum in the Philippines". I am sure Amb. Thomas would love that.
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