However, Tessie Fernandez of the Lihok Filipina Foundation pointed out to the council that majority of the pain and fear inflicted on children is the parents' doing.
This is reportedly based on the cases they handled.
, a non-government organization, provides legal assistance, temporary shelter, counseling and livelihood assistance to victims of rape, domestic violence and child abuse.
In appearing before the council yesterday, Fernandez
favors the passage of Japson's ordinance.
said disciplining the children should not be through punishment but for parents to live by example.
"We do not have to be violent to discipline our children," she