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Although this reads to me as almost the same as the existing law it appears that one needs to be careful for example just stopping to talk to a kid on the street if it is approved. 

Law vs sexual predators pushed

TO PROTECT children from sexual predators, an ordinance punishing any foreigner who will be seen with a Filipino child unaccompanied by a Filipino adult was proposed by Davao City Councilor Avegayle Dalodo-Ortiz.

Section 3 of the proposed ordinance passed on first reading states that: "It is absolutely prohibited for a foreigner or group of foreigners to be seen or to be in the company of a Filipino minor or children when such child or children are also unaccompanied by a Filipino adult."

Section 4 of the proposal states that the law does not apply when the foreigner is a relative of the child up to the fourth degree consanguinity. Persons to be punished include foreigner or foreigners violating the Section 3 of the ordinance, and any Filipino who knowingly places any child or children in the company of the foreigner without him accompanying such Filipino child or children.

Section 6 penal provisions indicate that each person violating the ordinance, shall, upon conviction, be imprisoned of not less than six months. Having been approved in first reading, the proposed ordinance was referred to the committee on women and children headed by Ortiz for the conduct of committee hearings.

Read more: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/davao/local-news/2017/12/14/law-vs-sexual-predators-pushed-579800
 

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That section 3 is written so crappy as to find you guilty just by passing a minor beggar and they ask you for a donation. See a kid begging and you have to cross the street? Protect children YES, but this is getting overly ridiculous. This is Davao City inly?

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52 minutes ago, Jollygoodfellow said:

Section 3 of the proposed ordinance passed on first reading states that: "It is absolutely prohibited for a foreigner or group of foreigners to be seen or to be in the company of a Filipino minor or children when such child or children are also unaccompanied by a Filipino adult."

 Racist at the very Least

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7 minutes ago, AlwaysRt said:

This is Davao City inly?

Good question which makes it hard for everyone to know the exact law. I would have thought it should be a nation wide law not some half cocked rubbish.  "Seen in the company of a minor",

Mc Donalds off limits? :angry_80_anim_gif:

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 So we come, we marry and take on a family (Well a lot of us do/did) we obtain our 13a and get permanent residency and then some twat says OH No!  You can't take the children out, Bollocks what are these people thinking about?

YES! I am angry at this :angry:

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1 hour ago, Jollygoodfellow said:

It is absolutely prohibited for a foreigner or group of foreigners to be seen or to be in the company of a Filipino minor or children

Too bad the law doesn't work.

You should have seen the hassle we expats had on Thursdays trying to get those Filipino minor children to get the **** away from our group of foreigners.

We were trying to hold a conversation and did not want their un-requested presence.  Most of our group were tolerant of the little beggars but at least one of our group got quite exasperated that we just could not convince them that they were not allowed to be in our presence.  Seems like the law ain't working.

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This is not very well thought out.Perhaps they should get someone to pass laws that are feasable. 

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9 hours ago, Jack Peterson said:

 So we come, we marry and take on a family (Well a lot of us do/did) we obtain our 13a and get permanent residency and then some twat says OH No!  You can't take the children out, Bollocks what are these people thinking about?

YES! I am angry at this :angry:

 

If you're married and have taken on the family then the children of the family would be within the 4th degree of consanguinity in the majority of cases I would have thought? 

 

Unless they're not counting consanguinity granted by marriage?

 

 

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11 hours ago, sonjack2847 said:

This is not very well thought out.Perhaps they should get someone to pass laws that are feasable. 

Perhaps that is the intent; pass vague laws to make it easy to 'round us up'.

Well, since we stand out with our white skin and long nose, no need to use an approach like; wearing a yellow Star of David.

Paranoid? Maybe. 

 

 

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29 minutes ago, CoffeeRulzMe said:

Perhaps that is the intent; pass vague laws to make it easy to 'round us up'.

Perhaps, but my money is on poor staff work by this lawmakers staff and the desire to make fast headlines verse good law

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