[In the news] Bato’s ‘lips to lips’ remark ‘normalizes’ sexual harassment, Chel Diokno says -PhilStar.com

Bato’s ‘lips to lips’ remark ‘normalizes’ sexual harassment, Chel Diokno says Opposition candidate Chel Diokno rebuked fellow candidate and former Philippine National Police chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, who commented that the fastest way to learn Kapampangan was to kiss a Pampanga local “lips to lips.” “Sabi nila, ang pinakamabilis daw na paraan para matuto…

[In the news] NBI agents serve arrest warrant on Maria Ressa at Rappler headquarters -CNNPhilippines

NBI agents serve arrest warrant on Maria Ressa at Rappler headquarters National Bureau of Investigation agents served an arrest warrant on Rappler chief executive officer and executive editor Maria Ressa at the online news site’s office in Pasig City on Wednesday, according to Rappler. The arrest warrant is in connection with a cyberlibel case over…

[In the news] Doctors unite to oppose bill lowering age of criminal liability -GMAnews

Doctors unite to oppose bill lowering age of criminal liability The country’s leading alliances of pediatricians, child psychologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, and medical specialists have united to express their strong opposition to the bill seeking to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility. Before the press on Thursday, the following medical organizations declared they are backing…

[In the news] UN’s Callamard slams lowering age of criminal liability; Palace reacts -GMAnews

UN’s Callamard slams lowering age of criminal liability; Palace reacts United Nations Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard took to Twitter to criticize the bill in the House of Representatives seeking to lower the age of criminal responsibility to nine years old. Callamard on Monday called the proposal “shameful” and “potentially deadly” after the House justice committee…

[In the news] UNICEF: Lowering age of criminal liability ‘act of violence against children’ -ABS-CBN news

UNICEF: Lowering age of criminal liability ‘act of violence against children’ The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) opposed Friday fresh calls to lower the age of criminal liability, saying it is an act of violence against children. “Children in conflict with the law are already victims of circumstance, mostly because of poverty and exploitation by…

[In the news] Most Filipino voters want candidates supporting ban on single-use plastics, survey says -CNN Philippines

Most Filipino voters want candidates supporting ban on single-use plastics, survey says A new Social Weather Stations poll commissioned by environmental group Greenpeace found that most Filipino voters will opt for 2019 election candidates who will ban single-use plastics. In the survey conducted in the third quarter of 2018, 73 percent of respondents said they…

[In the news] Opposition solon scores SEC’s profiling, witch-hunt of foundations, NGOs -Manila Bulletin

Opposition solon scores SEC’s profiling, witch-hunt of foundations, NGOs An opposition lawmaker scored Tuesday the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for profiling and witch hunting foundations and non-government organizations. Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman said the supposed “criminal profiling” of SEC is “prone to abuses” and violates the basic human rights and fundamental freedoms. “This is…