"Goodbye, Maria Clara doctrine," SC decides in January 2018 decision

IBP Quezon City 2017-2019 wrote on Facebook: "The Supreme Court has abandoned the decades-old "Woman's Honor" doctrine in rape cases (i.e. that no young Filipina of decent repute would publicly admit that she has been sexually abused, unless that is the truth, for it is her natural instinct to protect her honor) in the recent case of People v. Amarela, G.R. Nos. 225642-43, 17 January 2018. http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/pdf/web/viewer.html?file=%2Fjurisprudence%2F2018%2Fjanuary2018%2F225642-43.pdf"

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