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,…

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…

Assumption of liability not a defense

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 06/04/2018

The original manning agency cannot claim that it will be exempted from liability because it is no longer the manning agency responsible to the dismissed seafarers since the new manning agencies had executed Affidavits of Assumption of…

Group hopes to gather 1 M signatures against death penalty, lower criminal age liability

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 02/24/2017

CEBU CITY–Activist groups in Cebu on Friday launched a signature drive to protest the administration’s plan to bring back the death penalty and to lower the criminal age of liability from 15 years old to nine. The…

Bill lowering criminal liability age ‘heartless’ – Gabriela chapter

Inquirer.net 02/18/2017

The local chapter of Gabriela in Caloocan City on Saturday expressed opposition on House Bill 2 or the lowering of criminal liability age from its current 15 years old to 9 years old. “Pagpapakita ito ng buktot…

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