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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OPPOSITION DENIES OUSTER PLOT: DUTERTE IS PARANOID, CRAZY

DUTERTE GOVT DESTABILIZING ITSELF Leaders of the political opposition on Sunday, September 9, ganged up on President Rodrigo Duterte, following his claim of a plot to oust him from Malacanang. DUTERTE HAS ‘BASIS’ ON TRILLANES COUP PLOT On Saturday, September … Continue reading OPPOSITION DENIES OUSTER PLOT: DUTERTE IS PARANOID, CRAZY

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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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Civil society, international community against changes to juvenile justice law

By VERA Files Children in conflict with the law crowd the Manila Youth Reception Center.By Carlo Figueroa, VERA Files Human rights groups continue to voice their opposition to moves to amend the country’s juvenile justice law. ALSO READ: Juvenile killers and the Senator Pangilinan Juvenile Justice Act … This comes even after the House of Representatives on June 4 passed on third and final reading House Bill 6052 proposing to lower the age of criminal liability from 15 to 12 years old. The bill aims to amend Republic Act 9344, the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act, passed six years ago. … Continue reading Civil society, international community against changes to juvenile justice law

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PANGILINAN’S JUVENILE JUSTICE LAW

Saving the wayward youth by ROGER M. BALANZA DAVAO CITY Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s recent call on police to stay away from youth gangs armed with deadly weapons in street riots—and come to the scene only after one of them … Continue reading PANGILINAN’S JUVENILE JUSTICE LAW

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Juvenile killers and the Senator Pangilinan Juvenile Justice Act

THEDURIANBEAT By roger m balanza  A 13-year old boy last week killed his six-year old girl playmate in GSIS Village in Matina, out of rage, her body thrown into a grassy slope. The boy admitted before police the crime that shocked the city and is now placed under the custody of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, being a minor. In compliance with a new law on juvenile delinquents, Republic Act 9344, the boy could not be charged having supposedly acted without discernment. With the passage of RA 9344 or the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act , the age … Continue reading Juvenile killers and the Senator Pangilinan Juvenile Justice Act

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Safer environment for children urged

Davao City last week joined the celebration of the 18th National Children’s Month, amidst a call by a Davao City councilor for safer environment for children. City councilor Leah Librado, Chair of Committee on Women, Children and Family relation and the action officer of the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC), stressed the importance of providing children an environment where their rights are guaranteed in the different stages of their growth and development. “More importantly, an environment that is safe, a world that is taken care of and not abused,” she said during the launch at City Hall of … Continue reading Safer environment for children urged

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