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Solons want bullying of poor, oppressed people criminalized

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Solons want bullying of poor, oppressed people criminalized

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  • Sunday, 05 August 2012

Bullying marginalized, oppressed and powerless (MOP) people may soon be declared as a criminal act punishable with imprisonment and a fine.

AKO Bicol party-list Reps. Christopher Co, Rodel Batocabe and Alfredo Garbin Jr. filed House Bill 6386 seeking to stop such offensive and discriminatory acts against children, women and indigenous people.
“This bill will strengthen the constitutional provision that the State values the dignity of every human person and guarantees full respect for human rights,” Co said.

Co added the people who belong to the MOPs like children, women, religious minorities, the indigenous peoples, among others, are still subject of the physical and verbal abuses of those “who are close-minded and discriminatory against them.”

“No one has yet been prosecuted for these constitutionally offensive acts,” Co said..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/index.php/metro-section/item/2457-solons-want-bullying-of-poor-oppressed-people-criminalized

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