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Rappler's latest stories on juvenile delinquency


[OPINION] I'm for lowering the minimum age of criminal liability

Apr 03, 2019 - 4:11 PM

Maybe if we have raised conscientious children with morally upright values, even if the minimum age of criminal responsibility is lower than 12 years old, we won't have anything to fear

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[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

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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[OPINION] The duty of the conscious grown-up

Jan 31, 2019 - 5:24 PM

We're setting them up to fail, punishing them when they do, and leaving them no recourse in a world that's already leaving them voiceless

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[OPINION] 'We have to stand up for the children'

Jan 30, 2019 - 5:18 PM

After performing for prisoners in New York, it broke my heart when one of them said, 'we have nothing but time'

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Sagipin natin ang mga bata

Jan 28, 2019 - 9:01 AM

Kailangan nito ng malawak, malalim, sensitibo at matalinong pag-atake sa problema – hindi sinturong lalatay sa balat o martilyong babasag sa bungo ng mga musmos

55% of Filipinos reject lower age of criminal liability – Pulse Asia

May 05, 2017 - 1:29 PM

Only 9 of Filipinos support lawmakers bid to lower the age of criminal liability to 9 years old

REHABILITATION. Children inside the Yakap-Bata Holding Center in Caloocan City talk with social workers. Rappler file photo

Lower age of criminal liability? Here's why psychologists are against it

Feb 18, 2017 - 6:40 PM

The label of criminal shapes [children s] sense of self and makes it likely that they will imbibe a criminal identity says developmental psychologist Liane Peña Alampay

House leaders 'doing a Kellyanne Conway' on age of criminal liability

Feb 16, 2017 - 3:35 PM

Many of the House leadership are doing the Kellyanne Conway approach: non responsive absurd walang data not resorting to hard evidence yan ang status ngayon [ng bill] says Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin

OPPOSITION. Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin (2-L) joins other advocates as they replace the image of a child behind bars with an image of a happy child. Photo by Jee Y. Geronimo/Rappler

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

DSWD chief: Lower age of criminal liability 'anti-poor,' won't curb crime

Nov 16, 2016 - 5:46 PM

Pro child advocates say the proposal treats children in conflict with the law as criminals not victims

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.

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.

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

Obama bans solitary confinement for juveniles

Jan 26, 2016 - 11:45 AM

Obama wants to cut the number of people incarcerated in prisons curb use of solitary confinement in general and end mandatory minimum sentences

US President Barack Obama at a reception for the nation's mayors in the East Room of the White House, Washington DC, USA, January 21, 2016. Dennis Brack/Pool/EPA

DSWD to build more ‘houses of hope’ for youth in 2016

Dec 24, 2015 - 2:06 PM

A Bahay Pag asa provides short term residential care and caters to children in conflict with the law

SHORT FILM: The Rule Breakers (Part 1)

Sep 06, 2015 - 10:02 PM

3 high school boys learn what s worth fighting for