[In the news] Jailing kids no answer to rising criminality, says DSWD exec -INQUIRER.net

Jailing kids no answer to rising criminality, says DSWD exec.

Leila B. Salaverria, Philippine Daily Inquirer
May 23, 2012

The Philippines will not solve the problem of rising criminality by sending more children to jail.

The Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council (JJWC) has opposed a House bill seeking to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility to over 12 years old.

The House of Representatives on Monday passed on second reading House Bill 6052, which would allow the criminal prosecution of children who are just over 12 if they had acted with discernment.

The bill seeks to amend the Juvenile Justice Law, or Republic Act No. 9344, which states that children 15 years old or younger are exempted from criminal liability.

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