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BILL RAISING STATUTORY RAPE AGE GETS BICAM OK

The Senate and the House of Representatives had its bicameral conference committee meeting on Senate Bill No. 2332 and House Bill No. 7836, amending the Revised Penal Code to raise the age for determining statutory rape. From the previous twelve years old, the bill now revises it to be below sixteen years of age. “No […]

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RAISE AGE OF SEXUAL CONSENT FROM 12 TO 16 – ZUBIRI

Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri co-sponsored Senate Bill No. 2332, which amends the Revised Penal Code to raise the age of sexual consent from the current 12 years old to 16 years old. The bill also amends the language of the law to reflect that rape is committed “by a person against any person,” instead […]

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GORDON: RAISE AGE OF CONSENT, STOP CHILD ABUSE

Emphasizing the need for an urgent response to child sexual abuse and exploitation in the country, Senator Dick Gordon will sponsor a bill defining the crime of statutory rape and other acts of sexual abuse from 12 to the international standard of 16 years of age. “Keeping 12 as the age of consent endangers children […]

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BILL VS CHILD ONLINE SEXUAL ABUSE GETS SENATE OK

Senator Win Gatchalian hailed the Senate’s third reading approval of a bill that would strengthen the government’s crackdown on the online sexual abuse and the exploitation of children (OSAEC). Gatchalian is the co-author of Senate Bill No. 2209 or the “Special Protections against Online Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children (OSAEC) Law” which defines and […]

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PROTECT GIRLS AMID NEW LOCKDOWN – GATCHALIAN

Following the released survey which identified violence against women as a top concern during the COVID-19 pandemic, Senator Win Gatchalian reiterated the need to ensure continued education and protection programs for vulnerable girls to combat gender-based violence amid new lockdown and curfew measures. The Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) recently cited the results of […]

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INCREASE VIGILANCE VS CYBERSEX TRAFFICKING OF CHILDREN AMID ECQ – GATCHALIAN

As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic fuels fears of a cybersex trafficking surge among children in Southeast Asia, Senator Win Gatchalian called on the Department of Education (DepEd), Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) for increased vigilance and protective measures. Gatchalian warned that since the community quarantine in the country gave […]