President Rodrigo Duterte stirs spanking debate after vetoing Bill banning corporal punishment

President Rodrigo Duterte said in a statement explaining his veto that the proposal was "overly sweeping".
President Rodrigo Duterte said in a statement explaining his veto that the proposal was "overly sweeping".PHOTO: EPA-EFE

MANILA - To spank or not to spank?

This long-running debate again took centre stage after President Rodrigo Duterte vetoed a proposed law last week that would have banned spanking and other forms of corporal punishment for misbehaving youngsters.

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