Below is a discussion of the various laws dealing with this subject.The highlighted age refers to an age at or above which an individual can engage in unfettered sexual relations with another who is also at or above that age.Other variables, for example homosexual relations or close in age exceptions may exist and are noted when relevant, for example in Indonesia.The below is a list of all jurisdictions in Asia as listed in List of sovereign states and dependent territories in Asia.Myrza Sison, editor-in-chief of , “Why Twentysomething Filipina Women Often Have to Live Double Lives,” Sison was asked how she handles the coverage of sensitive issues like sex and abortion in the devoutly Catholic Philippines—and in light of the age of consent being so young.Sison asserted that sex education should begin at the start of adolescence and lamented the fact that Sex Ed is left out in many school curricula.Given this and sensitivities like abortion being illegal in the Philippines, bolsters its coverage of contraception and sexual reproductive health rights.
This age of consent applies to women who marry without the permission of their fathers. Article 2 of this Act determines the offence as follows: Any person who has or attempts to have carnal knowledge of a girl under the age of sixteen (16) years except by way of marriage, shall be guilty of an offence: Penalty, imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than 2 years and not more than 7 years and to whipping not exceeding 24 strokes of the rattan in the case of an adult or 12 strokes of the rattan in the case of a youthful offender.
The problem is a lot of foreigners are not aware of the new law which makes all prostitution, child prostitution.
What these foreigners fail to realize is that if you walk into a bar in angeles philippines and bar fine a girl, it is now child prostitution because there is no age of consent for anyone trafficked into prostitution in the Philippines.
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The age of consent in the Philippines is 12 years old.
In the eyes of the law, a Filipino can legally engage in consensual sex at the age of 12.