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Philippines Takes Step to Protect Children

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Click to expand Image Members of Congress convene at the House of Representatives in Quezon city, metropolitan Manila, Philippines, in this May 31, 2017 file photo.  © 2020 AP Photo/Aaron Favila The Philippines House of Representatives took an important step this week to protect children with the passage of a bill raising the age of sexual consent from 12 years, one of the lowest in the world, to 16. The proposed legislation, which must still pass the Senate to become law, will make it a crime for any adult to have sexual contact with a child under 16, but adopts an important exemption…


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