A rite of passage … Barbaric from a European view point …
DailyMail “gathered that the boys aged nine and upwards are circumcised as part of a traditional rite of passage in to adulthood.
Often the circumcision or ‘tuli’ as it is known in the Philippines takes place in free mass events to promote safe practice. The ritual is an age-old custom, wherein the foreskin of the penis is cut off for non-medical reasons.
As part of the ritual, the boys are encouraged to wear loose skirts to facilitate circumcision and the swelling that follows the ritual…”