Yahoo Poll: Do you agree with Duterte's decision to veto the bill banning corporal punishment for children?

Corporal punishment. (Source: AP)
Corporal punishment. (Source: AP)

President Rodrigo Duterte has vetoed a bill that aims to prohibit parents from inflicting corporal punishment on children.

The measure would have barred physical, humiliating, or degrading acts of punishment or discipline on children.

Duterte believed that corporal punishment has “beneficial results” for society.

“Such manner of undertaking corporal punishment has given rise to beneficial results for society, with countless children having been raised up to become law-abiding citizens with a healthy respect for authority structures in the wider community,” Duterte said.

Duterte also said the Philippines should resist the growing trend, especially in Western nations, that sees corporal punishment as an outdated form of discipline.

“The cultural trends of other countries are not necessarily healthy for our own nation,” he said.

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