We already have the Anti- Child Abuse Law under RA 7610. I do not understand why this new one of Anti-Corporal Punishment for Children should get into the picture.
I have not read any material regarding this yet, but I totally am not into it. A friend of mine posted this on her FB and I totally agree: "
It's not as if you are going to correct the mistake by killing the child or maiming him/her, or even slapping on the face, or using the belt by hitting them because that may already constitute child abuse. What happens if your child talks back at you, and throws something out at you because of tantrum attacks which so many kids are most capable of doing? You are just going to give the child a dose of her own medicine, right? And after that, explain why you have given the spank. Rather than talking sweetly to your child, I think it best that you apply a little pinch, or spank. Badmouthing to the child is a no-no but you can at least express your feelings by imposing a little anger at the wrong the child did.
This may not be the case in several countries, but I think the debate should stop right now. Parents surely know how they should discipline their children, and making them feel so LOVED by not touching them with a slight degree of pain even when they are wrong is somewhat disengaging, to me as a parent, and I guess to many of you who are and will soon be parents too.
I don't know, but "Spare the rod and spoil the child", was it King Solomon who said that? And it's what I believe.