[In the news] LOOK: Child rights groups stage protest at Senate to oppose lowering MACR -INQUIRER.net

LOOK: Child rights groups stage protest at Senate to oppose lowering MACR Different child rights groups have staged a protest outside the Senate complex on Monday to oppose the proposed law that would lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility (MACR) for minors. Groups such as the Salinlahi Alliance for Children’s Concerns, Philippine Alliance of…

[Statement] IDEALS, Inc.’s Statement on the Lowering of the Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility

IDEALS, Inc.’s Statement on the Lowering of the Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility This administration is failing an entire generation of Filipino children. Thousands are already orphaned from the bloody anti-drug campaign. Now, under a proposed legislation, they will be jailed and tried as hardened criminals. On January 28, Congress passed on third and final…

[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…