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Villar seeks inquiry on Filipino mail-order brides

Posted by Mai on August 31st, 2007

Villar seeks inquiry on Filipino mail-order brides

About 300,000 to 500,000 Filipino women leave the country as mail-order brides every year amid the constant dangers awaiting them from their foreign husbands.

This was the grim statistic bared by Senate President Manny Villar in a resolution he filed before the Senate committee on youth, women and family relations on Wednesday, urging the said committee to “inquire into the plight of these women and the brazen violation of corresponding laws.”

Under Senate Resolution 101, Villar reacted to the disregard to the law of several Internet sites which openly advertised Filipino women as mail-order brides.

The resolution named three websites:,, and that publicly marketed Filipinas, a number of whom came from the provinces.

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