Philippines: 'Heavier penalties' for hate crimes following murder of trans woman

Published: October 15, 2014

Aaron Day

Senator Bam Aquino said on Wednesday: “We should impose heavier penalties so that these discriminatory and inhumane acts will be eradicated.”

He has pushed for a new bill entitled the Anti-Discrimination Act of 2014 which seeks to prohibit and penalise discrimination of any form.

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