Anti VAWC Law

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Republic of the Philippines
Cotabato City State Polytechnic College
College of arts and Sciences

In partial fulfilment of the course


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January 14, 2014

Section 1
Short Title - This Act shall be known as the "Anti-Violence against Women and Their Children Act of 2004".
Section 2
Declaration of Policy.- It is hereby declared that the State values the dignity of women and children and guarantees full respect for human rights. The State also recognizes the need to protect the family and its members particularly women and children, from violence and threats to their personal safety and security.
Section 3
Definition of Terms. - As used in
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Section 9
Who may file Petition for Protection Orders? – A petition for protection order may be filed by any of the following:
(a) The offended party;
(b) Parents or guardians of the offended party;
(c) Ascendants, descendants or collateral relatives within the fourth civil degree of consanguinity or affinity;
(d) Officers or social workers of the DSWD or social workers of local government units (LGUs);
(e) Police officers, preferably those in charge of women and children's desks;
(f) Punong Barangay or Barangay Kagawad;
(g) Lawyer, counselor, therapist or healthcare provider of the petitioner;
(h) At least two (2) concerned responsible citizens of the city or municipality where the violence against women and their children occurred and who has personal knowledge of the offense committed.
Section 11
How to Apply for a Protection Order. – The application for a protection order must be in writing, signed and verified under oath by the applicant. It may be filed as an independent action or as incidental relief in any civil or criminal case the subject matter or issues thereof partakes of a violence as described in this Act.
A standard protection order application form, written in English with translation to the major local languages, shall be made available to facilitate applications for protections order, and shall contain, among other,
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