6 months Duterte vetoes measure shielding children from corporal punishment MB
By Argyll Cyrus Geducos President Duterte has vetoed The Positive and Non-Violent Discipline of Children Act which seeks to protect children from any form of violence at home, school and other institutions. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO/ MANILA BULLETIN) The consolidated version of Senate Bill No. 1477 and House Bill No. 8239 seeks to protect minors from beating, kicking, slapping, and all forms of physical abuse done by their parents. On Thursday, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirmed that Duterte vetoed the measure. Malacañang is yet to release an official copy of Duterte’s veto message. According to Medialdea, Duterte ... more