by Sarah Galvez and Danica Lacson

by Sarah Galvez and Danica Lacson

A bit of eyeliner, and her long wavy dyed hair, Juana could pass younger than her original age of 55 with her red lipstick. Juana is beautiful even when she wears just a plain white top and olive jeans.

Each and every day, she waits inside the sari-sari booth regarding the Amore KTV Bar at Kamias Road, viewing hundreds of cars overlook, watching different males enter the said Bar. Foreigners or locals, she views them. Often, she’s to be always a waitress or an escort whenever they’ve been way too many.

For pretty much 2 yrs now, she’s got been located in the club, a three-story building with fundamental rooms. It became her sanctuary and also if involved in that condition aided by the risk of getting harassed and mistreated, she thought we would remain she sees to get out of poverty because it’s the only way.

Juana’s life mirrors the cruel truth of today’s culture where opportunities are limited and forces Filipinos, kept with “ no choice”, to come right into unlawful and dangerous jobs and fall target to dangerous schemes such as for example mail order brides/grooms.