Minimum age of criminal around the world

How young is too young?

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter A proposed law making its way through the Philippine Lower House would lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility (known as MACR) from 15 years old to as young as nine.

The bill seeks to amend the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006 that currently retains the MACR at 

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Minimum age of criminal responsibility, reset to 12 years old, from 9

12, not 9 years old; “social,” not criminal responsibility, says House ABS-CBNNews.com MANILA–The House of Representatives on Wednesday (Jan. 23) approved on second reading a bill lowering the age of criminal liability. Lawmakers approved a bill lowering the age of criminal liability to 12 years old, instead of 9, as first proposed. House Justice Committee 

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Children in PH as Crime Scapegoats

By Carlos H. Conde Human Rights Watch The Philippine government is one step closer to prosecuting young children as adults, a key plank in President Rodrigo Duterte’s abuse-ridden anti-crime campaign. On Monday, a congressional committee approved a bill that would lower the age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 9. If the Senate makes good on 

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From left, Cruz, Mithi Esguerra and Judith Gonzales

Campaign calls for Filipinas to speak out

Against sexual assault By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter A Toronto Pinay media personality is trying to ignite a campaign that encourages women to raise a collective voice against sexual assault. Rachelle Cruz has teamed up with other women’s groups in an apparent effort to break silence and has launched #FilipinasSpeakout to start the conversation 

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Nastasha Alli at the Food and Nutrition Conference in Milan on Nov. 28, 2018.

Food blogger Nastasha Alli wins prestigious writing award

Nastasha Alli won the prestigious 2018 Food Sustainability Media Award in the unpublished written journalism category. She received an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the award ceremonies in Milan, Italy, Nov. 2018 and to participate in a Thomson Reuters Foundation media training course on food sustainability in March 2019. Out of over 400 contenders all over 

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Vancouver, Toronto among most ‘severely unaffordable’

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter Toronto ranked as the 10th most unaffordable city out of 293 cities in the world in the latest Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey. This is up way from 21st place the year before. The report measures middle-income housing affordability in 92 major metropolitan housing markets, which includes Australia, Canada, 

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Faltering Economy, Shell of a Democracy

IBON.org Yearend Birdtalk 2018 Executive Summary Adverse economic and political trends since the start of the Duterte administration intensified last year. The risk of combustion in 2019 has become much higher. The administration has tried to project an image of economic progress and strongman-driven stability, peace and order. But if the year 2018 has shown 

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Under Duterte, econ slowing and job creation the lowest since after Marcos–IBON

Research group IBON said that the economy is slowing under the Duterte administration and that its first two full years registered the lowest level of job creation among post-Marcos administrations. The group said that these obvious signs of the country’s troubled economy should be enough to make the government reconsider its overly market-driven policies. Budget 

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Bill exempting journalists from being witnesses in anti-drug operations filed

By Kath M. Cortez DavaoToday MANILA, Philippines – As the government intensifies its campaign against illegal drugs, Makabayan representatives in Congress filed a bill to support the call to spare journalists from becoming witnesses during anti-drug operations. Led by Act Teachers Partylist Representatives Antonio Tinio and France Castro, the group including Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos 

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Alliance calls on Filipino people to act amid ‘bleak situation under Duterte’

“The mass killings are meant for mass intimidation! Not just in the drug war, but in the war against authoritarianism, in the war against poverty, and in the war against political dynasties and perpetuation of this system of injustice.” By ALYSSA MAE CLARIN Bulatlat.com MANILA— A broad array of groups and individuals expressed concern over 

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