Miles’ story One of them is 20-year-old Miles, who decided to drop out because she believes that prostitution is the easiest way to help her mother and three siblings, as well as provide her wants and needs.
“I can give my mother more money if I continue working as a a sex worker.
After graduating from high school, the 16-year-old lass moved from Negros Oriental to Cebu to pursue a college degree.
Little did she know that school fees in Cebu were expensive.
Since work was hard to come by for a high school graduate, she took it.
“I didn’t like it but I had no choice,” Sofia cried.
Although she had no plans of going back to school, Miles acknowledged that her chosen career would not last forever.
Eventually, she would have to get a degree so she can get a decent job.The pay was good though, and that made her decide to stay in the business. Then the guests would choose who among the GROs they like,” she said in Cebuano.Since then, she had been to nine different clubs, where the tips ranged from P1,000 to P8,000 from her permanent “guests.” ‘Private’ services “We call our clients guests. Aside from tips, she receives a fixed pay of P120 per hour from the club and gets not less than P1,000 per customer for “private” services.Sexually transmitted diseases, including the incurable Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), don’t scare her.She is more afraid of getting killed by her customers without any witnesses inside the hotel than dying of AIDS.Sofia goes to school in the morning because her work starts from 7 p.m. Her income allows her to buy food, as well as pay for her board and lodging, and other school fees.