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Home Sections Humor & Satire Is the Philippines the Land of the “Merchants of Venus”?
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Written by Bobby M. Reyes   
Saturday, 30 July 2011 18:30


By Lolo Bobby M. Reyes of Sorsogon City, Philippines, and West Covina, California


An Increasing Number of Foreign Governments Don’t Realize that in About 100 Years, the Majority of their Populations Will Have Filipino Blood


As almost everybody knows, Venus is the Roman goddess of love and beauty. At the rate Filipino women are becoming probably the world’s favorite “foreign brides,” it would seem that Filipinas are the modern goddesses of love and beauty (and marriage). This has led to many Filipino companies and individuals becoming match makers, the geopolitical version of Cupid.


For want of a better term, this writer has dubbed these Filipino marriage “brokers” the “Merchants of Venus.” Here’s why . . .


As stated in this article, How Filipino Brides Are Changing the DNA of Several Nationalities and Also the Filipino,


  • Then-Philippine Ambassador to Japan Domingo Siazon, Jr., noted in March 2002 that there are as many as 5,000 to 7,000 Filipino-Japanese marriages per year. If these couples bear an average of three offspring, that would be 21,000 nikkeijins or Japanese-Filipino children entering the local population, he said.


  • Since this trend has been going on for more than two decades, there are potentially 500,000 Japanese of Filipino descent among the natives – and counting (as of March 2002). One Japanese Catholic priest predicts that in 50 years, half of all Japanese will have Filipino relatives, while a bulk of Filipinos back home will also have Japanese kin.


  • In 1994 alone, 19,000 Filipinas left to join husbands and fiancées in other nations, mostly in the United States.


  • There is also a significant number married to German nationals. In the past years, an annual average of 1,000 women applied at the Philippine Embassy for a Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage. An estimated 1,500 Filipinos are added each year to the current migrant population of Germany through marriage.


  • About 250 Americans marry Filipino brides per month.


  • In 1989 alone, more-than 700,000 Filipinas were married and became fiancées to Australians, Germans, Taiwanese and British nationals.


  • In Australia, a total of 20,000 Filipino women is married to Australian men, some 90% of whom came through the system of serial sponsorship.


  • In 1995-96 hundreds of Filipino women were married in a mass ceremony to the members of a religious organization called the "Moonies", majority of which are South Korean men; and in the US, some 50,000 Filipinas married through mail-order (sic) practice.


Will this lead to the Venusnization (sic), Filipino style, of some of the leading countries in the world?


But then as this writer said in How Filipinos Reinvented Christmas,


Filipinos are said to be the first true ‘children of the universe’ and citizens of the world.

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