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…

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…

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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