The USA and UK are not much different from the Philippines when its comes to child sexual abuse and political corruption.
"Recently, prosecutors in Olongapo City dismissed trafficking-of-persons charges against two US citizens, who had held two girls captive as sex partners for four years since they were ten years old.
"Many underage girls and boys are forced into drug use in order to control them and are beaten if they disobey the pimps and traffickers.
"They are sold to the sex bars..
"This evil trade enjoys impunity because the sex and drug mafia set out to corrupt and compromise police, prosecutors, judges and politicians...
Smokey Mountain, Manila. By bugswong
Manila. By RURO photography
"So when government officials give permits to the sex bars where young girls are raped and trafficked from rural villages they are responsible for every destroyed young life...
Philippines: Priest appeals
President Benigno Aquino III
In January 2013, the Philippine's bishops "slammed 'the widening practice of political dynasties'...
"The Bishops went onto question the 'automated election' system used in the Philippines, and warned that if the Election Commission does not address this problem there is a risk of 'wholesale cheating' to the detriment of democracy...
"They stigmatized 'the inability and unwillingness of those in power to take the road of social justice'.
According to a former head of the CIA in Manila, Osama bin Laden came to the Philippines in 1992, at the invitationof the Philippine government.
Bin Laden was flown to the southern island of Mindanao by the Philippine President Fidel Ramos.
Bin Laden was apparently invited to the Philippines in order to help strengthen Abu Sayyaf and other rebel groups based in Mindanao who were fighting the Philippine government.
Manila. By jobarracuda
"In a pastoral letter, they said that 'extrajudicial killings, unsolved crimes and kidnappings continue and the government is not able or lacks the political will to prosecute the perpetrators and touch powerful people.'
"The proliferation of firearms - police estimate there are up to 1 million unregistered weapons - have fueled violence and insurgencies in the country for years despite calls from lawmakers and pressure groups for tighter gun control.
"A dysfunctional justice system with crowded jails and underpaid prosecutors and judges has produced a massive backlog where a criminal trial can stretch over six years or more."