Rappler's latest stories on Juvenile Justice Act
Moves to lower the age of criminal liability run counter to the spirit of various Philippine laws which recognize the vulnerability of minors
Senate President Vicente Sotto III says majority of senators are in favor of it. The age, however, is up for debate.
(UPDATED) Senatorial candidates Chel Diokno, Bam Aquino, Gary Alejano, Florin Hilbay, and Erin Tañada oppose proposals to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility
'Pushing for a bill that no rational legislator will bother to even pay attention to...is tantamount to bartering the future of Filipino children for personal, political goals.'
The President still does not have his facts right when it comes to the amended Juvenile Justice Act of 2006. It's unclear if Duterte was told about the amendment but ignored or forgot about it.
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The measure proposes stiffer penalties for parents and syndicates using children to commit crimes while focusing on the improved rehabilitation of children in conflict with the law
After months long consultations Representative Ron Salo says the subpanel on correctional reforms will instead propose amendments strengthening the existing Juvenile Justice Act of 2006
The President s remarks before the boy scouts show he wasn t aware the Pangilinan Law was amended in 2013 allowing child offenders aged 12 to 15 to be detained in youth centers
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We are not talking about ordinary crimes These are heinous crimes – crimes that are difficult to imagine being committed by a human being against another human being says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez
Part 3: With calls to lower the age of criminal liability social workers and pro child groups say proper implementation of the law not amendment is needed
Part 2: With crowded unsanitary and unhealthy environments some youth centers fail to rehabilitate and transform child offenders
Congress ratifies the bicameral report on the expansion of science and technology scholarships and other priority bills on the last session day
The best investment any nation can make to secure a brighter future is to invest in its youth