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House subcom approves bill to strengthen law on juvenile offenders

A subcommittee of the House Justice panel has approved the bill that seeks to strengthen the current legislation in place for children in conflict with the law.


The measure was approved during a hearing of the House subcommittee on correctional reforms on Tuesday morning, without opposition.

Bayan Muna Party-list Rep. Carlos Zarate abstained.

The substitute bill, crafted by a technical working group led by Kabayan Rep. Ron Salo, retains the minimum age at 15.

It eyes heftier punishment for those who “exploit” the children to commit crimes, and is focused on interventions, not only for the children, but also their parents.

The move runs counter to earlier plans eyed by House leaders to pass a measure that will lower the age of criminal liability from 15 years old to either nine or 12 years old, several bills for which were handled by the TWG. — RSJ, GMA News

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