Commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) occurs when people under the age of 18 engage in or are forced into prostitution and pornography in exchange for money or material payment.
Online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) refers to child sexual exploitation that is facilitated or takes place through the Internet and other related media.
CSEC and OSEC remain significant problems in the Philippines. The Philippines has been described as a breeding ground for exploitation because of the widespread poverty, removed location, and the unobstructed ability to communicate with the locals
While local efforts are made, there is still much to improve upon regarding the country’s efforts at fighting human trafficking and child exploitation.
Filipino children are involved in the sex industry
Filipino children have experience sexual violence
Filipino children are at risk at online sexual abuse
Sexual trafficking victims are children