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Feb 21

Juvy Amarela And Junard Racho Acquitted Because ‘Woman’s Honor’ Is Outdated Concept A Woman Won’t Lie About Rape

Philippines Supreme Court Justice Samuel Martires who wrote the ruling overturning the ‘woman’s honor’ doctrine, in Philippines Vs. Juvy D. Amarela and Junard G. Racho, G.R. Nos. 225642-43 (Phil. Sup. Ct., Third Div, Jan. 17, 2018).

The 58-year-old precedent that a reputable ‘woman’s honor’ prevents her from lying about being raped was overturned by the Philippines Supreme Court on January 18, 2018. The Supreme Court acquitted Juvy Amarela and Junard Racho who were convicted in 2012 of raping a woman in Davao City in separate incidents that allegedly occurred hours apart …

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