Rappler's latest stories on child marriage in the Philippines
Many young girls in Muslim and indigenous communities in the Philippines are forced by their elders to marry. Several lawmakers push for a bill that would criminalize this.
'We owe our children an environment that is free from all forms of violence,' says Bagong Henerasyon Representative Bernadette Herrera
Pro-children's rights advocates are backing the measure, saying culture should no longer be used as an excuse for abuse