Many cases among gay men have been reported about rent boys ("call boys" as they are more popularly known in Manila) extort money from clients. They usually force the gay man to cough up thousands of pesos which is way a lot higher than what their real worth is after having performed the sexual service.
Most of these abusive rent boys would threaten gay men with a report to the local authorities. The ignorant gay men being afraid to be publicly exposed from such an act would rather give in to the financial demand of the "call boy/ kolboy"
Their first weapon against us is the threat of a "public shame" of being exposed as a gay man.
Here's what to do: communicate to this extortionist that everyone else in this world know that you are a gay man, and there is now way that you can be scandalized with such an issue. (on the other hand, if you are a discreet gay man, and is terribly afraid to be exposed for such, then you are just the perfect victim he has been looking for)
Their second threat usually involves calling the authorities and filing a case against you.
Here's what to say: What case? Having sex with an adult man who is obviously never forced into such an act is never a criminal case in our laws. Prostitution, on the other hand is illegal. You being a prostitute, forcing me to pay such an amount may be charged for such an act instead.
It's always safe to know our rights as gay men.