Category Archives: Children and Women

Acts of lasciviousness defined and its elements enumerated

Appellant was charged with violation of Article 336 of the Revised Penal Code, as amended, in relation to Section 5(b), Article III of Republic Act No. 7610. These provisions state: Art. 336. Acts of lasciviousness. — Any person who shall … Continue reading

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Some forms of speech are not protected by the Constitution, meaning that restrictions on unprotected speech may be decreed without running afoul of the freedom of speech clause

Petitioner urges the striking down of the decision suspending him from hosting Ang Dating Daan for three months on the main ground that the decision violates, apart from his religious freedom, his freedom of speech and expression guaranteed under Sec. … Continue reading

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The elements of sexual harassment

“A mere casual buss on the cheek is not a sexual conduct or favor and does not fall within the purview of sexual harassment under R.A. No. 7877.  Section 3 (a) thereof provides, to wit: ‘Sec. 3. Work, Education or … Continue reading

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The elements of the crime of qualified seduction

Appellant’s exculpation from the offense of rape does not mean, however, that his responsibility is merely moral and not penal in character.[33] Complainant’s narration of facts, i.e., appellant’s sexual abuse of his own 12-year old daughter twice on 13 June … Continue reading

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The elements of the crime of acts lasciviousness

The elements of the crime of acts lasciviousness are: (1) that the offender commits any act of lasciviousness or lewdness; (2) that it is done: (a) by using force and intimidation or (b) when the offended party is deprived of … Continue reading

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Republic Act No. 7610 covers not only a situation in which a child is abused for profit but also one in which a child, through coercion or intimidation, engages in any lascivious conduct

The then 22-year old herein respondent Gaspar Olayon was charged with violation of Section 10(a) of Republic Act No. 7610 (The Special Protection of Children against Abuse, Exploitation, and Discrimination Act) in two separate Informations filed before the Regional Trial … Continue reading

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Definition of children and child abuse

Section 3 of RA 7610 provides as follows:  “SEC. 3. Definition of Terms. — (a)           “Children” refers to person below eighteen (18) years of age or those over but are unable to fully take care of themselves or protect themselves … Continue reading

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