Filipino Muslim girls may still marry under new law, but only for one more year. Photo: EPA
Filipino Muslim girls may still marry under new law, but only for one more year. Photo: EPA

Philippines bans child marriage: ‘it debases, degrades, and demeans’ says new law signed by Duterte

  • The new law, signed by President Rodrigo Duterte, states child marriage is child abuse
  • Prison terms of up to 12 years for marrying or cohabiting with anyone under 18; also for arranging or solemnising underage unions

Topic |   The Philippines
Filipino Muslim girls may still marry under new law, but only for one more year. Photo: EPA
Filipino Muslim girls may still marry under new law, but only for one more year. Photo: EPA
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