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Name: Special Protection of Children Against Child Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act (Act No. 7610).
Country: Philippines
Subject(s): Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1992-02-07
Entry into force:
Published on: Printed separately, 17 p.
ISN: PHL-1992-L-30384
Bibliography: Printed separately, 17 p.
Act No. 7610 Act No. 7610 Bureau of Women and Young Workers, Department of Labor and Employment, Philippines (consulted on 2004-06-24)
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line The House of Representatives, Congress of the Philippines PDF of Act PDF of Act (consulted on 2012-02-07)
Abstract/Citation: This Act provides for stronger deterrence and special protection against child abuse, exploitation and discrimination. It is divided into 13 Articles and 36 sections. Article II establishes a program on child abuse, discrimination and exploitation. Article III, IV, V and VI prohibit trafficking in children, the use of children for obscene publications and indecent shows, child prostitution, sexual abuse, and other acts of neglect, cruelty, abuse and exploitation that are prejudicial to the child's development. Article VII provides sanctions for establishments or enterprises associated with the above, including their closure for at least one year. Article VIII regulates the employment of children under the age of 15. Articles IX and X protect children of indigenous cultural communities, and children in situations of armed conflict. Articles XI and XII provide remedial procedures and penalties.
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