Age of sexual consent to be raised from 12 to 16 in Philippines
The government in Philippines is going to raise the age of sexual consent from the age of 12 to 16. At present, the Catholic-majority country has one of the world s lowest ages of consent in the world. Patrizia Benvenuti, UNICEF’s chief of child protection in the Philippines called the decision a “victory for Filipino children . Abortion and divorce have also been banned by the Philippines government.