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Subject: Re: Operation Tuli (public circumcisions in the Philippines)


Author:
George (Spelvin)
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Date Posted: 17:16:54 12/30/19 Mon
In reply to: Rodrigo 's message, "Re: Operation Tuli (public circumcisions in the Philippines)" on 15:10:27 12/30/19 Mon

Hello, Rodrigo!

I found a couple of websites which said that this sort of thing was tried recently in a neighborhood in San Mateo, but they got in trouble for child abuse.

It's probably more dangerous to try something like this in a large city, where everything is more modernized, westernized, industrialized, in closer contact with the rest of the world, and therefore in closer contact with sexual abuse paranoia.

Doggone it, Rodrigo, I'm frustrated!
I'm trying to learn all I can about takbong hubo, but I can't find any books, articles, or websites on the subject!
That means that I have to rely on you!

I can't even find answers to simple questions.
Does it have some religious significance?
Is it held on a religious holiday, or a national holiday?
Is it voluntary or involuntary on the part of the boys?
Does it have any connection with the annual circumcision event?
What does the boys' nudity symbolize?
Does it symbolize something, or is it just for the heck of it?

Are there any good books on the subject, written in Filippino?
If there are, I'll copy them letter by letter and run them through the Google translator.

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Author:
George (Spelvin)
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Date Posted: 12:36:26 01/01/20 Wed

Rodrigo, I just noticed that you grew up in San Mateo.
I see that the takbong hubo custom is being contested in San Mateo:

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/19305/san-mateo-execs-rapped-over-‘nude-festival’
https://www.spot.ph/newsfeatures/48698/boys-aged-11-to-13-run-around-nude-in-festival-in-san-mateo-raise-issues-of-child-abuse

Aren't you heart-broken?



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