Added: Lequan Svendsen - Date: 13.11.2021 15:49 - Views: 42349 - Clicks: 938
The greatest shame of the Philippines is the fact that it manila sex legal under the old Penal Code for a year-old man to have sex with a prepubescent year-old child and get away with it if the man can convince a court that the child "gave consent. Soon, that will change, and justice will be done for thousands of child victims. At present, many child victims that are under the power of parents and their abusers are forced to stay silent when sexually abused or to say to government officials or in court, "He is my boyfriend," or "I loved him.
Some parents force their children to live with the older man who pays them. If the child later escapes and gets help to bring a charge of abduction and rape to court, she will be strictly cross-examined by the defense lawyer out to discredit her and "prove" she gave consent. She will have to answer questions such as "Why did you willingly go to that house? Why did you stay with the accused and only after months make a complaint? Almost manila sex one nowadays, however, will agree that a year-old or even a year-old child can give full consent to a sexual relationship with an older man, and few judges would acquit the accused citing Republic Act RA But the age of consent in the Penal Code remained unchanged.
After more manila sex 90 years, this section of the Penal Code is to be challenged and changed. The proposed new law setting the age of consent at 16 is now stuck in the Senate. Sex with children is common practice and rampant in the Philippines as elsewhere.
Every few minutes, or woman is raped, researchers say. The Philippines had no child protection law until when the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child was passed in I was invited as a delegate for Philippine nongovernment organizations to the convention drafting conference held in Helsinki the year. The official age of was set by the convention as below 18 years of age as it is in the Philippine law today.
The UN convention then made it mandatory for all nations to pass their own child protection laws. The Philippines passed RA in or three years later. Yet, the age of consent remained at 12 until the present.
It is vital to raise this age to protect children from being forced to say they gave consent to sexual abuse. The new law setting 16 as the age of consent must be passed without further delay. Ninety-one years of impunity for child abusers is long enough.
It sends a wrong message that it is legally and morally okay to sexually abuse. That is what must be changed in the culture and awareness of the people. When passed, any act or attempted act of sexual abuse against will be statutory rape to be penalized with life in prison. Everyone must campaign and advocate for its swift completion and passing. Child sexual abuse, including online sexual abuse and exploitation of children, is on the increase because of the pandemic. Last July 13, Francis Bermido, the president of the Preda Foundation, with 21 years' experience in child protection, gave a speech to an online Interactive Multi-Stakeholder Hearing organized by the president of the UN General Assembly, no less, in support of the preparatory process toward the high-level plenary meeting to review the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons.
He told the participants mostly ambassadors to the Manila sex Nations, academicians and civil society leaders, "Pimps and traffickers have moved away from sex bars and instead arrange the sale of the children online and bring them to a resort or private apartment where they are raped and exploited.
The Preda Foundation head also told the delegates how sexually abused and exploited children are helped to heal and win court cases against their abusers. It allows the child-victims to freely express their pent-up pain and anger and enables them to tell their story manila sex credibility. This makes possible the quest for justice for victims. All too often, in society, victims are told to forgive their abusers and just move on.
Victims do not get help and abusers and traffickers continue to abuse many more children. At Preda, children are taught that justice comes before forgiveness. This means bringing perpetrators to trial and making them able for their crimes.
Every year, the children assisted by Preda win on average 15 convictions - a ificant feat given the tedious judicial process in the Philippines. The existing RA is a strong law to protect children and almost all cases of child sex abuse are tried under this law. The child victim has only to tell the court clearly what happened and that the man sexually abused her, and she did not want it to happen. To tell, in addition, that she was scared or threatened or unable to get free of him is more than sufficient for a conviction. Convictions are coming more frequently as just judges are believing the child more than the denial or weak alibi of the alleged abuser.
The low age of consent, however, still manila sex child sex abusers a way out if they can force the child to say she gave consent.
That will change with the new law. May the legislators act quickly and pass this before the current Congress adjourns. If that happens, the process must start all over again. May that not happen. So, everybody must write letters to the members of the concerned Senate committee to finish the drafting of the law right away. Business Forum. Market Overview. TMT Rewards. TMT Digital Edition. TMT Channel on the L! Opinion Columns.
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