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Speech of Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros on the Senate's ratification of the Positive Discipline Act

December 3, 2018 11:09 AM
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It is my honor to submit to this honorable chamber the Bicameral Conference Committee Report on the disagreeing provisions of Senate Bill No. 1477 and House Bill No. 8239, on the positive and nonviolent discipline of children.

With the agreed version between the Senate and House panels, we seek to protect children from all forms of physical and mental abuse, and injury, maltreatment or exploitation as they are used in the context of discipline.

4. It ensures the observance of international standards of child protection, especially those found in international conventions and treaties to which the Philippines is a party to.

Mr. President, with the ratification of this Bicameral Report we look forward to raising our children in a manner that is both loving and caring, as it is nonviolent.


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