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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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BILL RAISING STATUTORY RAPE AGE GETS SENATE OK

The Senate passed on third and final reading a bill which seeks to raise the age of sexual consent from the current 12 to 16 years old in a bid to protect young people from all forms of sexual exploitation and abuse. With 22 affirmative votes, no negative vote, and one abstention, the Senate approved […]

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GORDON: MOVE AGE OF SEXUAL CONSENT FROM 12 TO 16

Senator Dick Gordon, Chairman of the Committee on Justice and Human Rights, sponsored Senate Bill No. 2332 or the bill defining the crime of statutory rape and other acts of sexual abuse from 12 to 16 years of age. “We advocate to increase the age of sexual consent, through multisectoral partnerships with the judiciary, social […]