[In the news] Karen Gallman: 12 ‘still too young’ as minimum age of criminal liability -RAPPLER.com

Karen Gallman: 12 ‘still too young’ as minimum age of criminal liability

Miss Intercontinental 2018 Karen Gallman started her media blitz this week after winning the country’s first ever title in the pageant. The questions weren’t easy – she was asked her view on a number of hot issues in the Philippines.

In an interview with Karen Davila on ANC Wednesday, January 30, the 26-year-old Filipino-Australian titleholder said she didn’t agree with legislation that would lower the minimum age of criminal liability to 12 years old. The House of Representatives recently passed the measure on final reading. The Senate may soon pass a similar measure.

Karen also said she doesn’t see anything wrong with marijuana for medical use.

“I think there’s a few benefits to marijuana if it’s used health wise. But then for me, I think it’s such a bad habit if you’re just smoking it for the sake of smoking it.

“For medical purposes, then yes. But to be available to anyone just for the sake of smoking it, I don’t think it’s a good idea,” she said. The House of Representatives also recently passed a medical marijuana bill.

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