Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act - updates

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ARTICLE FINDER

[OPINION] Why lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility is false compromise

Feb 26, 2019 - 10:44 AM

'The kind of protection that’s needed is the actual and effective implementation of the current Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act'

Children in conflict with the law: On finding hope and fighting fate

Feb 16, 2019 - 1:21 PM

As lawmakers debate on the MACR they think children deserve, kids continue to be exposed to environments that put them on a collision course with the law

Lower criminal age of responsibility? Fully implement Juvenile Justice law first

Aug 24, 2018 - 4:20 PM

'There are still a lot of misconceptions of the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act – that the child always gets away with whatever crime he or she does but its not true,' says Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council policy and research officer Jackielou Bagadiong

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

Estrada to Duterte: Push for nationwide curfew on minors

Jul 27, 2016 - 2:03 PM

Former president now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada makes the suggestion after the Supreme Court issued a TRO on curfew ordinances in Manila Navotas City and Quezon City

NATIONWIDE CURFEW. Former president now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada (left) says if President Rodrigo Duterte implements the curfew on minors, all local chief executives would have to follow it.

SC stops Manila, Navotas, Quezon City curfew ordinances

Jul 26, 2016 - 4:13 PM

UPDATED The High Court directs Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada Navotas City Mayor John Rey Tiangco and Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista to comment on the petition within 10 days of notice

An open letter to Representatives Alvarez and Castro

Jul 11, 2016 - 12:42 PM

Why should children be made to pay for the failure of the government and society to raise them to be the responsible citizens we hope them to be? a laywer asks

Pangilinan to Alvarez: Gravity of crime, not kids' age, should matter

Jul 07, 2016 - 12:52 PM

Hindi naman ata tama na lahat ng batang nagkamali ay ating ikukulong at kakasuhan Dapat tingnan natin ang bigat ng kasalanan says Senator Francis Pangilinan author of the original Juvenile Justice Law

Advocates to Duterte: Don't imprison parents of street kids

May 21, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Do you agree that parents of unattended minors mostly street children loitering the streets from 10 pm to 5 am should be imprisoned?

PUNISHMENT. Children in conflict with the law also have rights, advocates say. File photo by Fritzie Rodriguez/Rappler

UNICEF: PH 'a little behind' in upholding children's rights

Oct 24, 2014 - 5:08 PM

The Philippines has not done badly in terms of upholding children s rights but there has been stagnation says UNICEF Philippines Country Representative Lotta Sylwander

CHILD-FRIENDLY PHILIPPINES. Filipino Muslim children inside a school classroom in Patikul, Sulu, southern Philippines, September 28, 2014. File photo by Ben Hajan/EPA