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NO ENTRY FOR CHILD-SEX OFFENDERS

NO ENTRY FOR CHILD-SEX OFFENDERS
 

12 March 2018 10:34:54 PM

The House Committee on Welfare of Children chaired by Zamboanga del Sur Rep. Divina Grace Yu started its initial deliberation on House Bill 6257, seeking to prohibit the entry of foreign sex offenders and aliens in conflict with child protection laws. One of the resource persons, lawyer Eric Mallonga of the Meritxell Children's World Foundation, told the panel that they are pushing for the exclusion of aliens who either have convictions or sentences in their own countries and prevent them from entering the Philippines. He said there are about 200 pedophiles and child pornographers in the country. The bill is authored by Parañaque City Rep. Eric Olivarez. Those present during the meeting were Reps. Ma. Lourdes Aggabao, Bernadette Herrera-Dy, Anna Marie Villaraza-Suarez, Glona Labadlabad and John Marvin Nieto. Other resource persons were Undersecretary Cariza Seguerra of the National Youth Commission and representatives from the Bureau of immigration, Council of the Welfare of Children, Department of Justice, Department of Social Welfare and Development, United Nations Children's Fund, Cameleon Association, Child Rights Network, Plan International and Child Protection Unit. | MVI Palomar/G Engay

 
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