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Mayor won’t budge on his veto

July 11, 2012


CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama won’t change his mind about vetoing the anti-spanking ordinance passed by the City Council last June. Despite last ditch efforts by advocates of the ordinance who met the mayor on Monday, Rama stuck to his position and instead urged sectoral groups to lobby for another ordinance that spells out how […]

Replace spanking ordinance, council told

July 7, 2012


Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said he wants the City Council to pass another ordinance to replace the “anti-spanking” ordinance they passed two weeks ago. “When I issue my veto, that doesn’t mean that is already the end of the ordinance. The council can always reintroduce a better ordinance,” he said. Rama has until July […]

Mayor determined to veto spanking ordinance

July 6, 2012


CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama said his mind is set on vetoing the anti-spanking ordinance, but agreed to meet with its advocates on Monday. “I do not mind having an audience with NGOs. I will give them the opportunity to dialogue with me, but I have already made up my mind on the ordinance,” he […]

Corporal punishment exposes children to abuse, violence

March 18, 2012


The home and school are considered first and second homes of children. The safety of children in these places however is put to the test with the prevailing culture that still considers corporal punishment as part of the discipline regimen on children. “Most of the reported cases of violence on children however happened at home,” […]