For President Rodrigo Duterte, the law is to be blamed for the number of children out on the streets committing crime.
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By JINKY CABILDO and MATTHEW REYSIO-CRUZ (Last of two parts) PETER repeated Grade 5 thrice at a public elementary school in Quezon City before dropping out in 2013. He was then 13 and already a heavy drinker and smoker. (The names of the children have been changed to protect their identity.—Ed.) After he dropped out […]
By JINKY CABILDO and MATTHEW REYSIO-CRUZ (First of two parts) FIVE grams of “shabu” in his hands and nowhere to run. It was 17-year-old Daniel’s second brush with the law when two police officers and three city watchmen arrested him in Taguig City one early morning in October last year. (The names of the children […]
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By CARLO FIGUEROA
HUMAN rights groups continue to voice their opposition to moves to amend the country’s juvenile justice law.
This comes even after the House of Representatives on June 4 passed on third and final reading House Bill 6052 proposing to lower the age of criminal liability from 15 to 12 years old.