A bill has been filed at the Philippine Congress which considers taking all the salary of partners including his ATM card as a form of economic abuse.

House Bill 4888 was filed by Rizal Representative Fidel Nograles which seeks to amend RA 9262 or the ‘Anti-Violence against Women and their Children Act into his proposed ‘Anti-Violence Against Partner and their Children Act.’ In his explanatory note, Nograles stated his bill aims to expand the coverage of RA 9262 from women to all those who suffer violence from partners.

Read Section 3.D. below.

Nograles also clarified that his bill is for gender equality. Download the full text of the bill HERE.

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