Protect Filipino children: child sex abuse in the Philippines

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The Philippine Senate recently approved a bill that raises the age of sexual consent from 12 years old to 16. Definitely, a step in the right direction for protecting the children of my home country. But when I looked deeper into this bill’s context, I was mortified to learn about the gravity of the Philippines’s problem with the sexual exploitation of children.