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'The kind of protection that’s needed is the actual and effective implementation of the current Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act'
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
'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
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
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
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
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
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
Do you agree that parents of unattended minors mostly street children loitering the streets from 10 pm to 5 am should be imprisoned?
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