An Interview Summary and Reaction Paper
Submitted by: Michael Roland M. Marquez, BSN 4H
It is safe to say that prostitution is one of, if not the oldest profession around, but is it safe to say that prostitution is a good thing? Does it benefit society? Are there any consequences with this type of profession?
I’ve never been assigned to KABALAKA before. Hearing news that I will be doing my duty there made me feel revitalized and excited. On our first day, we were oriented to the place and the staff. With the surge of patients coming in for speculum examination, we hurriedly grabbed the chance to perform and an opportunity for me to experience. I first observed how my classmates handle equipments and performing the procedure. Then, I was assigned to handle the next patient. Preparing myself promptly, I meticulously made sure all equipments were in place, complete and in order. One good-looking woman approached the room and hurriedly took off her pants for speculum examination. She scanned the room and stared at the students with doubt etched in her face. I preemptively started to utter nice words to comfort her and I eventually gained her confidence. After the exam, she smiled at me, thanked me for that gentle, assuring touch that I did. I even had the chance to interview the woman outside the room. I found out she was from Pampanga and she had a contract for two months as an entertainer here in Iloilo. Whether she likes to extend her stay here depends on her. She’s 24 years old and had been in this profitable industry for 5 years. She works at one of Iloilo’s popular night spots, a haven for flesh-seeking men. She said she was in this profession for years and sometimes she even thought of regretting entering this kind of job. But poverty and practicality made her decide to enter prostitution. She said the benefits and money she gained far outweighs the crumbs she would get if she pursued her childhood desire to become a teacher. The perks...