martedì 9 agosto 2022

Filipino Catholic group opposes night curfew for children

(Joseph Peter Calleja - Uca News)
About 70,000 Filipino children face sexual abuse every year, says a 2021 report. A Catholic youth group in the Philippines has expressed concerns over a bill seeking a night curfew for children purportedly aimed to protect them. San Lorenzo Ruiz Youth Group, which promotes devotion to the first Filipino saint Lorenzo Ruiz, termed the draft law “disturbing.” “The Philippines not just saw but experienced what happened during curfew hours during the martial law period….Curfew hours were set not to discipline but to mask the anonymity of human rights violators during the Marcos regime,” said the group in a statement on Aug. 7.  (...)