[In the news] Lower age of criminal liability dead in the Senate —Bam Aquino -GMAnews

Lower age of criminal liability dead in the Senate —Bam Aquino

The measure seeking to lower the age of criminal liability to nine years old will not pass the Senate, Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV declared on Monday.

Aquino made the bold remark after the House Committee on Justice on Monday approved the substitute bill seeking to lower the age of criminal responsibility from 15 years old to nine years old.

“I absolutely doubt that this will pass the Senate. I think there’s enough in the Senate currently who know that lowering the age of criminal liability to nine years old is completely out of bounds,” Aquino said.

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