Pres. Duterte Believes Corporal Punishment Still Effective

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Malacañang on Friday said President Rodrigo R. Duterte still believes that corporal punishment is an effective way of disciplining children that is why he vetoed a bill banning its practice. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo cited the Philippines’ unique culture and parenting experience as the reasons for the President’s stand. “As a parent to four children, the President believes that responsible parents can administer corporal punishment in a self-restrained manner. While taking into consideration the growing trend in Western countries which perceive corporal punishment as an outdated mode…