Duterte blames Pangilinan, juvenile law for surge in youth crimes

BY ROGER M. BALANZA Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said his “heart bleeds for every death” in Davao City but blamed Senator Francis Pangilinan for the death of two minors shot by police during a recent robbery in a convenience store.   … Continue reading Duterte blames Pangilinan, juvenile law for surge in youth crimes

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DUTERTE: “Pinoys will go hungry with Pangilinan in Agriculture”

BY ROGER M. BALANZA Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says the country’s poor could not benefit from former Senator Francis Pangilinan being with the Department of Agriculture (DA).        With him there, the Filipinos will go hungry, said Duterte. President … Continue reading DUTERTE: “Pinoys will go hungry with Pangilinan in Agriculture”

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JUVENILE JUSTICE ACT – Righting the wrong

The Senate has approved on Second Reading amendments to the much-maligned Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act or Republic Act 9344. Crucified for its faults and for being a helpless tool to curb juvenile crime–actually the bottom line of its intent– … Continue reading JUVENILE JUSTICE ACT – Righting the wrong

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DUTERTE: ‘Government promoting youth crimes with Juvenile Act’

 Davao City Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte slammed anew the Juvenile Welfare and Justice Act, saying the government through “this idiotic law’ is promoting youth crimes.     On television on Sunday, Duterte did not spare the author of the law, Senator Francis Pangilinan, whom he sqarely blamed for run-away figures in crimes involving minors after the Juvenile Act became law.     With this idiotic law, the government, Congress and Senator Pangilinan are promoting youth crimes, Duterte said on Sunday in the Gikan sa Masa Para sa Masa television program hosted by lawyer Geraldine Tiu on ABS/CBN-Davao.     He described the Juvenile … Continue reading DUTERTE: ‘Government promoting youth crimes with Juvenile Act’

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Congress to lower age of criminal liability

BY ROGER M. BALANZA A bill has been proposed in the House of Representatives that seeks to  lower the age of criminal liability to 12 years old for children in conflict with the law (CICL). House Bill 3815, or the Protection against Juvenile Criminal Exploitation Act pushed by Iloilo City Rep. Jerry Treñas would lower the age to twelve years old from 15 years old as mandated by Juvenile Welfare and Justice Act authored by Senator Francis Pangilinan. In Davao City, Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, a severe critic of the Pangilinan law, had long pushed for amendments to the juvenile … Continue reading Congress to lower age of criminal liability

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PANGILINAN LAW MOLDING, PROTECTING YOUNG HOOLIGANS BY ROGER M. BALANZA

On breeding young criminals Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has presented as an exhibit on how the Juvenile Justice Law molds youths into deadly hooligans and protects them from answering for crimes committed— a young man, who claims to be 17-years old, who robbed and shot dead in broad daylight nursing student Marjorie Kwan in Agdao District recently. He is a product of the Pangilinan law, said Duterte in describing Carlo Maduyag Millado of Barpa, Barangay Leon Garcia, Agdao. The Juvenile Justice Act authored by Senator Francis Pangilinan could be a saving grace for Millado and free him from answering for … Continue reading PANGILINAN LAW MOLDING, PROTECTING YOUNG HOOLIGANS BY ROGER M. BALANZA

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DUTERTE says police can handle gang riots but wary of juvenile justice law

    Policemen can handle street youth gang riots but are afraid they could run head-on with the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act and laws on children’s rights if they manhandle the rioters to break the fight. inFRONTPAGE PUBLISHED IN THE DURIAN POST NO. 87, Nov 28-Dec. 04, 2011 The act authored by Senator Francis Pangilinan provides a wide array of provisions for youth offenders. Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte assured police can handle the riots but are careful about being charged  for child abuse if they cause injuries to the youth. He said youth gangs are violent and could resist arrest. … Continue reading DUTERTE says police can handle gang riots but wary of juvenile justice law

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Giving teeth to the juvenile justice law

Editorial BY ROGER M. BALANZA ALSO READ: PANGILINAN’S JUVENILE JUSTICE LAW ALSO READ: Davao City’s Duterte crucifies Senator Pangilinan anew over Juvenile Justice Act ALSO READ: Juvenile killers | DURIANBURGDAVAO Mindanao Newsblog The much-maligned Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act or Republic Act 9344, crucified for its alleged faults and for being a helpless tool to curb juvenile crime–actually the bottom line of its intent–is growing fangs in Davao City. Much of the faults heaped on RA 9344 is its provisions mandating local governments, police and social welfare agencies to establish institutions that would promote juvenile justice and at the same time protect … Continue reading Giving teeth to the juvenile justice law

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