By Carmela Fonbuena
Foreigners trawl the World Wide Web for one of the country’s hottest exports, the Filipino mail-order-bride, a convenient way to traffic Filipino women. “Mail-order bride” was a term coined in the 19th century to refer to the way American soldiers literally ordered brides to join them in areas they were assigned. Today, it has acquired a different connotation as technological leaps and bounds have become easier for men to “order” their wives from the net in much the same way they do their shopping online. READ FULL STORY.