In October , Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual assault by several A-list female celebrities. Unfortunately, the movement did not gain traction in the Philippines. Local statistics on rape and abuse are worrying. In , records from the Philippine National Police PNP show that 14, cases of physical abuse were reported, 1, cases of rape were filed and 2, acts of lasciviousness were put on docket. Due to shame, fear of stigma and worry of retribution, the majority of cases remain unreported.
Until when can victims file cases vs sex offenders?
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Duterte signs Philippine law against public sexual harassment
Rape in the Philippines is considered a criminal offense. In Philippine jurisprudence , it is a heinous crime punishable by life imprisonment when committed against women. Rape of males is also legally recognized as rape by sexual assault, which is penalized by imprisonment of six to twelve years.
The law prescribes a certain period of time within which an offender may be prosecuted for a crime. About 23 years ago, Rommel Garcia was 19 or 20 when he developed a close relationship with youth pastor Leo Arnaiz. Struggling with his sexuality at that time, Garcia thought it was safe to share his predicament with Arnaiz, as he is known to be everyone's "big brother" in Baguio City. In an interview with Rappler, Garcia said he would visit Arnaiz after basketball training or have lunch with him.