While there are liberated women in the country, Filipinas, in general, remain shy and reserved.
The victim sends the money to purchase a webcam and the lady vanishes with the money never to be seen again.
Realize that many Philippine parents are so happy to have a handsome, rich foreigner in the family that they will go along with the act.
Parental consent does not make it legal so be careful.
Most Filipino dating scammers work on the principle of low value, high volume scamming.
Typically this involves asking a victim to send a small amount of money to buy food, pay for daily living expenses, internet access, hiring a private room with a webcam or numerous other variations on the above.