Monday, December 20, 2010

Lawmakers bid to Decriminalize Prostution

Yap et al have been reading my blog? I wish! Hehehehe.

Rep. Susan Yap (2nd District, Tarlac), principal author of House Bill 1706, said decriminalizing prostitution could be a new approach in addressing the problem.

"We should not view the prostitutes as the source of the problem of prostitution. We should instead run after those who lured them into this kind of business," Yap said.

Yap said the existing law also fails to address the criminal liability of exploiters such as recruiters, pimps, bar or brothel owners and customers who cause the prostitution.

"The measure seeks to help prostitutes by entitling them to government services like medical services, counseling, shelter and legal protection services," Yap said.

My point exactly! Good job! Hehehe.