House bill increases age of consent in rape cases from 12 to 16

Pathricia Ann V. Roxas - INQUIRER.net 08/29/2019

MANILA, Philippines – A bill adjusting the age of consent in rape cases from the current 12 to 16 has been filed in the House of Representatives in a bid to shield minors from sexual violence. Tingog…

VFP-7 seeks lowering of age requirement for military pensioners

Zena V. Magto 04/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – War veterans in Cebu seek the lowering of military pensioners age from 65 to 60-years-old. Rodulfo Buma-at Jr., vice president of the Veterans Federation of the Philippines Central Visayas office (VFP-7) said that…

PYC: Lowering age of criminal responsibility may prompt crime groups to use younger preys in their operations

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/24/2019

Cebu City, Philippines – Reducing the age of “social responsibility” to 12 from 15 years old might make younger children prey to criminal groups who would want to use minors in operating their illegal businesses. James Canoy,…

House OKs bill lowering retirement age of GSIS members to 56

Inquirer.net 12/10/2018

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill amending the Governmment Service Insurance Act of 1997, which would allow government workers to retire at age 56. Two hundred…

Age doesn’t matter: Nietes is 36 who’s feeling like 24

Glendale G. Rosal 11/29/2018

THREE-DIVISION world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes certainly feels like he’s in perfect boxing shape at this stage of his career. Even at 36 years old. “Yes, I’m 36 right? But I feel like I’m 18. No, I…

The use of age

Madrileña de la Cerna 11/25/2018

The range of violence against women is mind-boggling for it involves babies to the elderly as victims. There is a popular Cebuano expression “Tawga lang kong kawatan, ayaw lang tiguwang” (Just call me a thief but not…

Albayalde on Marcos’ arrest: We have to take into consideration her age

Inquirer.net 11/12/2018

Police will consider the age and health of former first lady Imelda Marcos, who was recently convicted on seven counts of graft and ordered arrested by the Sadiganbayan, Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde…

Unicef opposes lowering of age of criminal liability to 12

Inquirer.net 09/27/2018

THE United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) on Thursday opposed Senator Vicente Sotto III’s proposal to lower the age of criminal liability to 12 years old. Unicef said it is “deeply concerned” over this latest effort to lower…

Groups push for increase in age for sexual consent

USJ-R Journalism Intern 07/30/2018

CHILDREN’S rights organizations are pushing for the increase in the minimum age for sexual consent from 12 to 16 years old. This would mean that anybody who commits sexual acts with a minor below sixteen years old…

Children’s rights groups propose to raise age of sexual consent

USJ-R Journalism Intern 07/30/2018

Children’s rights organizations are pushing that the minimum age of sexual consent be raised from 12 years old to 16 years old. This would mean that anyone who commits sexual acts with a minor below the proposed…

Cebuano Sevillano wins gold in ASEAN+ Age Groups chess

Glendale G. Rosal 06/27/2018

RHENZI Kyle Sevillano became the lone Cebuano gold medalist in the 19th ASEAN+ Age Groups Chess in Davao City after topping the boys’ under-20 blitz competition. The 20-year-old Far Eastern University varsity player, who is the nephew…

20s: The best age range to invest in a condo, house

Chris Evert Ruffolo 02/02/2018

Owning a property — a house or condominium unit — in your 20s may seem “too early” as an investment option as most individuals in this age group are into buying the latest gadgets or traveling abroad…

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