Mature matrimony

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Philippine Star

TOWARDS JUSTICE – Emmeline Aglipay-Villar – The Philippine Star September 28, 2021 | 12:00am Earlier this month, the House of Representatives approved on third and final reading House Bill 9943 or An Act Prohibiting the Practice of Child Marriage. (There is a similar measure that has passed second reading in the Senate.) The bill reinforces the general prohibition of marriage for those below 18 years of age, and adds penalties against solemnizing officers, parents, guardians or adults who facilitate or arrange child marriages. If this seems unnecessary to you because the minimum age of marriag…

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