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    Quote Originally Posted by Corzhens View Post
    Pardon me if this sounds obnoxious to you. There are beach and swimming resorts here that employ children as entertainers and escorts. It is not an official function but an underground arrangement so the resort is not implicated when something happens. What's bad is that parents are the promoters of their children to escort foreign tourists. So many cases have been uncovered that children were used for other purposes than escorting. But there were no arrests because the parents wouldn't complain.
    That situation is horrible. It seems like the Philippine government would be cracking down on such a degenerate industry catering to foreign degenerates. I did read that in Cambodia they were starting to institute the death penalty or heavy imprisonment for child *** tourists. In fact there are posters warning people coming into the nation about the penalty for breaking the rules.

    No, I don't think anyone on this forum is trying to rationalize child abuse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason76 View Post
    That situation is horrible. It seems like the Philippine government would be cracking down on such a degenerate industry catering to foreign degenerates. I did read that in Cambodia they were starting to institute the death penalty or heavy imprisonment for child *** tourists. In fact there are posters warning people coming into the nation about the penalty for breaking the rules.

    No, I don't think anyone on this forum is trying to rationalize child abuse.
    The Philippine government is probably turning a blind eye to the practice for revenue. It's horrible, but that is often the case. As for the death penalty, that is just a stupid decision. If they have to execute anyone, guess what? It wasn't a valid deterrent.

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    When it comes to child labor, it is always the parents who are guilty. But it seems that the law is not clear on that hence some parents still exploit their children to earn money. Just go to a busy street in Metro Manila and you will find children as young as 5 years old begging in the streets. And it is a sorry sight to see the mother, or sometimes the parents, in one corner waiting for the bounty from the child beggar. The DSWD (department of social welfare and development) would only act when the media would blow up the issue otherwise that scene of the child beggar is a common sight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corzhens View Post
    When it comes to child labor, it is always the parents who are guilty. But it seems that the law is not clear on that hence some parents still exploit their children to earn money. Just go to a busy street in Metro Manila and you will find children as young as 5 years old begging in the streets. And it is a sorry sight to see the mother, or sometimes the parents, in one corner waiting for the bounty from the child beggar. The DSWD (department of social welfare and development) would only act when the media would blow up the issue otherwise that scene of the child beggar is a common sight.
    I have heard some of them are handled by cartels wherein they are imported to the city from the province and made to work the streets and bring home what they earned and if they don't come home with anything they are punished. I've seen a similar situation portrayed in slumdog millionaire where Indian street kids were being used to manipulate tourists into giving them money and apparently some were even forcefully blinded just to make them more compelling. I haven't confirmed if this is also the case in manila but I have heard in passing that the one in India is fairly accurate.

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    The term child labour can be misleading when it confuses harmful work with employment that may be beneficial to children. It can also ignore harmful work outside employment and any benefits children normally derive from their work.Domestic work is an example: all families but the rich must work at cleaning, cooking, caring, and more to maintain their homes.
    In most families in the world, this process extends to productive activities, especially herding and various types of agriculture,and to a variety of small family businesses.
    Despite this type of child labor, there may be some bad-type of child labor, which is induced by the companies.It can be stopped, but many people need to step in and do something about it, otherwise it's just going to keep getting worse.

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    Most people claim that big corporations in the States often outsource their production to Asia, benefiting from cheaper pay and more productivity, because they can hire more for less amount that they were spending in the US companies. This also means that they won't hold standards meant for US work, meaning child labor is often used to make it even more cheaper, as well as make them more disciplined, and hey, no company unions as well who will air the grievances of the staff to the higher ups. It's a pretty sad situation, but let's also look on the other side of the coin before we sharpen our pitchforks. Some claim that even though the work is deplorable, they STILL earn more than their own country's wages, and the companies have lots of positions for hire, meaning people in poverty can have a chance to have food at their tables every night because of these outsourced jobs. Not everything is black and white, so we really need to see the ups and downs of the situation.

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    You need to be at least 18 to work in Serbia. If not, your employer can go in prison, have his business shot down and pay a fee to the government of the country. It is not normal to think about this and I believe that it is quite common in some Asian countries like Chine. Do not take me for granted, I really do not not this for sure, I just heard about this and decided to believe. If this is correct, it is very much wrong and those people are very sick in their heads. The whole mankind has went south and we really do not have very sane system of values.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djordjem87 View Post
    You need to be at least 18 to work in Serbia. If not, your employer can go in prison, have his business shot down and pay a fee to the government of the country. It is not normal to think about this and I believe that it is quite common in some Asian countries like Chine. Do not take me for granted, I really do not not this for sure, I just heard about this and decided to believe. If this is correct, it is very much wrong and those people are very sick in their heads. The whole mankind has went south and we really do not have very sane system of values.
    I assume it's only about working full-time, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djordjem87 View Post
    You need to be at least 18 to work in Serbia. If not, your employer can go in prison, have his business shot down and pay a fee to the government of the country. It is not normal to think about this and I believe that it is quite common in some Asian countries like Chine. Do not take me for granted, I really do not not this for sure, I just heard about this and decided to believe. If this is correct, it is very much wrong and those people are very sick in their heads. The whole mankind has went south and we really do not have very sane system of values.
    I think that's good that the government is taking steps to protect children from being exploited. Personally I believe teenagers should be allowed to work if they choose but maybe just set parameters to help protect them better so they can't get exploited by doing so, but having this type of law sounds like enough of a measure to at least form a general protection for all kids. I just wish sometimes that there was a more intricate law that can serve as a compromise so those that choose to can do so without worry.

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    There are international sanctions against child labor. There is this war against some countries over this issue. However, I am very surprised to see that in some other countries between the ages of 10 years and upwards are employed in sweat-shop-like establishments to produce goods and services. I am wondering if it's because these establishments are owned by large conglomerates why these situations are allowed to prevail.

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