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Gemma, right, and Joanne in their home in Angeles City. (Photo by Hannah Reyes Morales/The Washington Post)

Typhoon Yolanda – also known as Haiyan – struck the central part of the country November 8, 2013, leaving at least 6,300 people dead and over four million displaced. A month after Typhoon Haiyan, the United Nations Population Fund estimates that 5,000 women were subjected to sеxual violence. A study by the Health and Human Rights online publication shows the majority of young girls and women in Manila’s sеx industry come from poverty-stricken areas – such as Leyte, Samar, Cebu and southern Mindanao – and enter trafficking through force, deception, economic desperation and psychological manipulation. (Photo by Hannah Reyes Morales/The Washington Post)
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01 May 2017 09:59:00
Christian Balderosdasco, 31, is being pulled up a mud pit after diving for 3 hours to look for gold on March 22, 2017 in Paracale, Philippines. (Photo by Jes Aznar/Getty Images)

Christian Balderosdasco, 31, is being pulled up a mud pit after diving for 3 hours to look for gold on March 22, 2017 in Paracale, Philippines. Apart from tunneling and sifting sand, locals dive down murky swamps with the aid of a compressor with air flowing in a small tube for breathing, as they blindly swim under the mud for up to four hours to look for tiny rocks containing gold particles. For decades, local residents at Paracale town work in hazardous conditions scavenging under the earth and diving into tunnels filled with mud using only makeshift tools to mine for gold, often placing their health and lives at risk. (Photo by Jes Aznar/Getty Images)
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06 Apr 2017 09:21:00
A woman receives a bouquet made of vegetables and flowers, priced at 238RMB, from a delivery staff of a florist outside an office building on Valentine's Day in Beijing, China, February 14, 2017. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)

A woman receives a bouquet made of vegetables and flowers, priced at 238RMB, from a delivery staff of a florist outside an office building on Valentine's Day in Beijing, China, February 14, 2017. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)
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16 Feb 2017 00:05:00
Miss France Iris Mittenaere (R) and Miss Haiti Raquel Pelissier hold hands before Mittenaere is announced winner of the 65th Miss Universe beauty pageant at the Mall of Asia Arena, in Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines January 30, 2017. (Photo by Erik De Castro/Reuters)

Miss France Iris Mittenaere (R) and Miss Haiti Raquel Pelissier hold hands before Mittenaere is announced winner of the 65th Miss Universe beauty pageant at the Mall of Asia Arena, in Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines January 30, 2017. (Photo by Erik De Castro/Reuters)
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31 Jan 2017 10:04:00
Miss Universe candidate Rebecca Kathleen Rath from Belize walks on stage in her national costume during the Miss Universe preliminary show at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, south of Manila, Philippines 26 January 2017. (Photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA)

Miss Universe candidate Rebecca Kathleen Rath from Belize walks on stage in her national costume during the Miss Universe preliminary show at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, south of Manila, Philippines 26 January 2017. (Photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA)
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27 Jan 2017 10:37:00
Miss Universe contestant Carolina Duran of Costa Rica, center, reacts to a TV network's drone as others prepare to pose from the deck of the yacht Happy Life prior to cruising to a beach resort in Batangas province Thursday, January 19, 2017 at the Philippine Navy headquarters in Manila, Philippines. Eighty-six candidates from around the world are vying for the title to succeed Pia Wurtzbach from the Philippines. The competition takes place on Jan. 30. They are, from left, Cherell Williamson of Bahamas, Rebecca Rath of Belize, Hildur Maria of Iceland, and Chanelle de Lau of Curacao. (Photo by Bullit Marquez/AP Photo)

Miss Universe contestant Carolina Duran of Costa Rica, center, reacts to a TV network's drone as others prepare to pose from the deck of the yacht Happy Life prior to cruising to a beach resort in Batangas province Thursday, January 19, 2017 at the Philippine Navy headquarters in Manila, Philippines. Eighty-six candidates from around the world are vying for the title to succeed Pia Wurtzbach from the Philippines. The competition takes place on Jan. 30. They are, from left, Cherell Williamson of Bahamas, Rebecca Rath of Belize, Hildur Maria of Iceland, and Chanelle de Lau of Curacao. (Photo by Bullit Marquez/AP Photo)
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20 Jan 2017 07:53:00
Filipino Roman Catholic devotees climb the carriage to kiss and rub with their towels the image of the Black Nazarene to celebrate its feast day Monday, January 9, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. (Photo by Bullit Marquez/AP Photo)

Filipino Roman Catholic devotees climb the carriage to kiss and rub with their towels the image of the Black Nazarene to celebrate its feast day Monday, January 9, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. The raucous celebration drew tens of thousands of devotees in a barefoot procession that last for several hours around Manila streets and end up with several people injured. (Photo by Bullit Marquez/AP Photo)
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10 Jan 2017 13:49:00
Russian marines attached to the anti- submarine ship Admiral Tributs show their skills during a demonstration at a park in Manila on January 5, 2017, as part of their five- day port- of- call activities in the country' s capital. (Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP Photo)

Russian marines attached to the anti- submarine ship Admiral Tributs show their skills during a demonstration at a park in Manila on January 5, 2017, as part of their five- day port- of- call activities in the country' s capital. (Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP Photo)
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06 Jan 2017 13:54:00