In a country where forensic evidence is relatively undeveloped, and with most cases of gender-based violence taking place in the family, many say this law could have made successful prosecutions nearly impossible.
The following images are of the Philippine country side. On the island of Luzon, just a couple hours drive south of the capital city of Manila. Most photos were taken in the towns of Tagaytay or Tuy, in the city of Batangas.
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