House approves bill lowering age of ‘social responsibility’ to 12

The House of Representatives on Monday approved on third and final reading a proposed bill lowering the minimum “age of social responsibility” from 15 years to 12 years old. House Bill 8858, otherwise known as An Act Expanding the Scope … Continue reading House approves bill lowering age of ‘social responsibility’ to 12

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House panel OKs bill lowering age of criminal liability

FROM 15 TO 9 The House Committee on Justice approved on Monday a bill lowering the age of criminal liability from 15 to nine years old, which amends Republic Act 9344 or the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006. … Continue reading House panel OKs bill lowering age of criminal liability

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WOMEN RIGHTS GROUPS: 53 COPS FACING VAW CASES

PNP: Perpetrators to face full force of law The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday reiterated that it does not condone acts of violence against women (VAW). “The Philippine National Police abhors any form of violence committed against women. The … Continue reading WOMEN RIGHTS GROUPS: 53 COPS FACING VAW CASES

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Mayor Sara to create special office for children

The Davao City government here will establish an office that will implement programs specific for children and separate from those that are already being implemented by the City Social Service and Development Office (CSSDO). This was bared by Mayor Sara … Continue reading Mayor Sara to create special office for children

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THE DURIAN BEAT: Women Power and the Calvary of Men

By Roger M. Balanza Women Power and the Calvary of Men We celebrate in the month of March two events: Womens’ Month and Holy Week. Women’s Month is, for the women, about the celebration of  women rights, but for men, … Continue reading THE DURIAN BEAT: Women Power and the Calvary of Men

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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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Davao City village heads tapped versus illegal recruiters

Davao City is waging its campaign against illegal recruitment at the community level with barangay captains and barangay tanods ordered to arrest the recruiters.  Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said he has directed the city’s 182 barangay captains including their barangay tanods … Continue reading Davao City village heads tapped versus illegal recruiters

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FOR MAYOR RODY DUTERTE, Valentine’s Day is children with cancer day

 BY  ROGER M. BALANZA        Davao City Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said he spent Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013, with ‘people in pain’ to bring them smile.        He was referring to children suffering from cancer staying at the House … Continue reading FOR MAYOR RODY DUTERTE, Valentine’s Day is children with cancer day

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Child Alert Mindanao

NGO inspires children to attend school, gives bags Davao City- Child Alert Mindanao, Inc., an NGO advocating children’s welfare distributed bags and school supplies simultaneously last July 28 and 29, 2012. According to the executive director Mr. Bernardo Mondragon, the activity intends to encourage children to religiously attend school. “We conducted the bag distribution activity because children, in impoverished areas like urban poor communities, needs encouragement to continue going to school despite their difficult socio-economic condition. Coaxing them to attend school is one way of steering them away from anti-social activities that are rampant in the communities they come from,” … Continue reading Child Alert Mindanao

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