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Lowering age of criminal liability contradicts laws protecting children

Feb 08, 2019 - 2:41 PM

Moves to lower the age of criminal liability run counter to the spirit of various Philippine laws which recognize the vulnerability of minors

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Sotto: Senate to prioritize bill lowering age of criminal liability

Jan 21, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Senate President Vicente Sotto III says majority of senators are in favor of it. The age, however, is up for debate.

Senate President Vicente Sotto and House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

5 opposition bets vs lowering of age of criminal liability

Jan 21, 2019 - 1:45 PM

(UPDATED) Senatorial candidates Chel Diokno, Bam Aquino, Gary Alejano, Florin Hilbay, and Erin Tañada oppose proposals to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility

[OPINION] Children's rights pay the price for political gain

Jan 19, 2019 - 9:23 PM

'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.'

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Duterte still unaware of 2013 amendment to Pangilinan law

Oct 20, 2017 - 10:41 AM

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.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 43rd Philippine Business Conference (PBC) and Expo concluding ceremony at the Manila Hotel on October 19, 2017, reiterates his vow to eliminate corruption in government, purge the country of illegal drugs and deal with the enemies of the state. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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House subpanel approves bill retaining 15 as criminal responsibility age

May 23, 2017 - 12:36 PM

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

APPROVED. The House subcommittee on correctional reforms gives its nod to the bill maintaining 15 as the minimum age of criminal responsibility. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

LIVE: House hearing on minimum age of criminal liability

May 23, 2017 - 9:42 AM

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House subpanel to ditch proposal lowering criminal responsibility age

May 22, 2017 - 1:50 PM

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

HOPE STILL ALIVE? Some rehabilitation centers for child offenders have poor to inhumane conditions. File photo by Rappler

FACT CHECK: Duterte misinformed that child offenders can just 'go home'

Apr 04, 2017 - 8:30 AM

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

CRIMINAL LIABILITY. President Rodrigo Duterte pushes for lowering minimum age of criminal responsibility before 4- to 10-year-old kids. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

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Jan 26, 2017 - 11:26 AM

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Alvarez on Church opposition to death penalty: 'Why protect evil?'

Dec 14, 2016 - 5:32 PM

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

PRO-DEATH PENALTY. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is a co-author of the measure seeking to reimpose the capital punishment for heinous crimes in the Philippines. Photo by Rappler

Children in conflict with the law: Cracks in Juvenile Justice Act

Nov 13, 2016 - 11:39 PM

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

CRACKS IN THE LAW. Should the age of criminal responsibility be lowered? President Rodrigo Duterte says so but social workers and pro-child groups oppose the call.

When 'Houses of Hope' fail children in conflict with the law

Nov 07, 2016 - 5:13 PM

Part 2: With crowded unsanitary and unhealthy environments some youth centers fail to rehabilitate and transform child offenders

HOPE STILL ALIVE? Some rehabilitation centers for child offenders have poor to inhumane conditions.

House scrambles to pass bills on last session day

Jun 06, 2013 - 9:04 PM

Congress ratifies the bicameral report on the expansion of science and technology scholarships and other priority bills on the last session day

Third-termers. House honors graduating representatives. Photo by Rappler

The Filipino child is not dispensable

Nov 27, 2012 - 5:39 PM

The best investment any nation can make to secure a brighter future is to invest in its youth