Category Archives: CHILD ABUSE

Duterte signs bill raising age of sexual consent to 16

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has signed into law a bill raising the age of sexual consent from 12 to 16.

Republic Act (RA) No. 116481, signed by Duterte on March 4, amends RA 3815 or the Revised Penal Code and RA 7610 or the Special Protection of Children against Abuse, Exploitation, and Discrimination Act.

The law increased the age for determining statutory rape to 16 years old to provide more protection for young people against sexual exploitation and abuse. READ MORE

‘ We can do more’ for women

President Rodrigo Duterte lauded the country’s “distinction as a shining beacon of gender equality and women empowerment” as the world celebrated Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8.

In his International Women’s Day message, Duterte mentioned the role of women in various sectors and nation-building. READ MORE

Public urged to take stand vs. kids’ online sexual exploitation

MANILA – As the world observes Safer Internet Day, partners in the movement to end the online sexual exploitation of children celebrate wins achieved over the years while calling for stronger community resolve against the continuing threat.The Department of Justice – Inter-Agency Council… Read More

Unicef lauds Philippines for passage of anti-child marriage law

MANILA – The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) on Friday lauded the Philippines’ passing of a law criminalizing child marriage, noting its importance as “another layer of protection” for children.In a statement, Unicef Philippines Representative Oyunsaikhan… Read More

Duterte signs law criminalizing child marriage

House approves anti-child marriage bill


US prosecutors on Thursday, November 18, announced sex trafficking charges alleging that girls and young women were coerced to have sex with the founder of a Philippine-based church who is a friend and adviser to President Rodrigo Duterte.

US grand jury indicts Quiboloy over alleged sex trafficking

A federal grand jury in the United States has indicted Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, founder of the Philippine-based Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KOJC), over an alleged scheme that coerced girls and young women to have sex with him under threats of “eternal damnation.”The US… Read More

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