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Interview Guide Questions

(Appendix B)

Guide Questions pertaining to Paragraph 1 of Article 266-A.


1. In your opinion, is the statutory definition of rape under Article 266-A sufficient to cover
all acts of rape? Why?
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2. In your opinion, should paragraph 1 of Article 266-A specifically cover rape committed
against transgender (involves reshaping of the male genitals to form and function like a
female genitalia) to make the law gender neutral?
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3. Do you think that paragraph 1 should be worded in such a way that it would promote gender
equality (i.e that a man or a trans-woman can also be a victim)?
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4. Jurisprudence provides that the mere touching of the penis to either labias constitutes rape.
Do you think that the phrase “mere touching of the penis to the labia” be explicitly included
in the said provision according to jurisprudence?
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Guide Questions pertaining to Paragraph 2 of Article 266-A.


5. Article 266-A was deemed a revolutionary law during its introduction for it degenderized
rape under the 2nd paragraph, do you think we need to revamp the law in order to keep in
abreast of the recent developments? If yes, How?
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6. The second paragraph provides that the commission of rape is by “inserting” his penis or
any instrument or object into another person's mouth or anal orifice. What do you think
does the word “inserting” imply?
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7. Other than inserting a man’s penis to the mouth or anal orifice of another person, do you
think it is possible for a man to be a victim of fellatio (blow job) without his consent, if the
person sucking it has the sexual intent?
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8. What if the penis is inserted into a trans-woman’s artificial orifice? Where should it be
punished?
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Guide Question pertaining to Article 266-C.

9. Can marital rape be punished under Article 266-A? Do you think it is necessary to
expressly include it under the law?

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Other suggestions/comments:

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Chapter Three
Rape

Article 266-A. Rape: When And How Committed. - Rape is committed:

1) By a man who shall have carnal knowledge of a woman under any of the following
circumstances:

"a) Through force, threat, or intimidation;

"b) When the offended party is deprived of reason or otherwise unconscious;

"c) By means of fraudulent machination or grave abuse of authority; and

"d) When the offended party is under twelve (12) years of age or is demented, even though
none of the circumstances mentioned above be present.

2) By any person who, under any of the circumstances mentioned in paragraph 1 hereof, shall
commit an act of sexual assault by inserting his penis into another person's mouth or anal orifice,
or any instrument or object, into the genital or anal orifice of another person.

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Article 266-C. Effect of pardon.- The subsequent valid marriage between the offender and the
offended party shall extinguish the criminal action or the penalty imposed.
In case it is the legal husband who is the offender, the subsequent forgiveness by the wife
as the offended party shall extinguish the criminal action or the penalty: Provided, That crime
shall not be extinguished or the penalty shall not be abated if the marriage is void ab initio.