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Drilon: Build youth centers first before lowering age of criminal responsibility

Jan 26, 2019 - 4:51 PM

‘The problems lie in the implementation of the law and that is what the amendments should focus on,’ says Senator Franklin Drilon

JUVELINE JUSTICE. Minority Leader Senator Franklin Drilon says Congress should focus on improving the implementation of the current Juvenile Justice Law. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Senate to begin hearing bills on lowering age of criminal liability

Jan 20, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Senate bills are pushing for a slightly higher minimum age, 12 years old, than the House of Representatives' proposal of 9 years old

Children in Duterte’s bloody war on drugs

Aug 06, 2017 - 1:43 PM

The children in the Philippines are not spared from Duterte’s war on drugs

LIST: Where Duterte and Robredo part ways

Dec 05, 2016 - 1:02 PM

The country s two leaders don t see eye to eye on fundamental issues – from human rights to foreign policy

REMEMBERING YOLANDA. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is joined by Vice-President and Leni Robredo in commemorating the 3rd year anniversary of Supertyphoon Yolanda. Photo by Karl Alonzo/Presidential Photo

Beyond juvenile delinquency: Why children break the law

Nov 06, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Part 1: Is there a future for children in conflict with the law? Out of youth centers on the streets with no one else they have nothing

CHILDREN VS LAW. Most children who commit crimes come from poor and dysfunctional families.

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

Congressmen want 9-year-old kids charged for crimes

Jul 06, 2016 - 4:24 PM

UPDATED Davao del Norte 1st district s Pantaleon Alvarez and Capiz 2nd district s Fredenil Castro file an accompanying bill seeking to restore the death penalty

YOUNGER CRIMINALS? Two lawmakers are pushing to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 9 years old. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Duterte wants to amend Juvenile Justice Law

Jun 10, 2015 - 7:41 PM

Duterte says law enforcers have a hard time dealing with minors who violate the law because the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act only allows the police to turn over the suspects to social workers

RUNNING OR NOT? Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says he wants to study the Juvenile Justice Law. He was with NAIA taxi drivers and operators last June 3. File photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Congress: Age of criminal liability stays at 15

Jun 05, 2013 - 7:07 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development replaces the Department of Justice as the lead agency that will implement the law