5 months Hontiveros welcomes law penalizing catcalling, street harassment acts MB
By Mario Casayuran Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros welcomed yesterday the lapsing into law of a bill that penalizes catcalling, wolf-whistling and other forms of gender-based street harassment against women and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Senator Risa Hontiveros(Senate of the Philippines / MANILA BULLETIN) Hontiveros described this development as a “massive victory” and a “major push back” against what she called the country’s “growing ‘bastos’ culture.” This is a big victory and a major push back against the growing ‘bastos culture’ in our streets and communities, she said. “Now, women and LGBTs have a strong ... more