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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:08 am 
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Last year, in the Philippines House of Representatives, Monica Prieto-Teodoro (wife of the Defense Secretary) introduced "The Anti-Corporal Punishment Act of 2009" - which applies to parents - and the bill was approved. In April 2010, it was sent to the Senate to await a vote in the following session of congress. The text of the bill has an interesting introduction by a Senator, with some alarming statistics. It's available here: http://www.senate.gov.ph/lisdata/108369610!.pdf

If passed, it will make the Philippines the first country in Asia to ban corporal punishment by parents (although a large number have banned it in schools, including China).

PS. Tunisia was the first Islamic country to ban corporal punishment by parents (Islam is the official state religion).

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:39 am 
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A bill seeking to penalize all forms of "humiliating or degrading" punishments to discipline a child such as pinching, pulling ears or hair, scolding and yelling even at home or inside schools and other institutions, has been filed at the Philippines Senate. The bill known as The Anti-Corporal Punishment Act of 2013 was filed by Senator Maria Lourdes Binay in July. I wonder if it will fail to pass, which was what happened to the The Anti-Corporal Punishment Act of 2009, approved by the Philippines House of Representatives.

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/438995/bil ... e-children

I'm surprised and disappointed by how deeply nasty most reader comments were at the end of the article. Surprised, because more than 10% of all the visits to my Child Rights Blog come from school computer networks in the Phillipines (around 25 visits each day). It's a good thing that that schools in the Phillipines are teaching the kids about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

So far, 34 states (1 in 6 of all member states) have banned corporal punishment by parents (not including Saudi Arabia)....

http://www.endcorporalpunishment.org/pa ... tates.html

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