BAYAN MUNA ON THE RAILROADING OF LOWERING THE MINIMUM AGE OF CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY

Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate

BAYAN MUNA ON THE RAILROADING OF LOWERING THE MINIMUM AGE OF CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY

Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate roday said that “lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 years old to 12 years old will still not only gravely hurt but even harshly punish the children in the name of crime suppression and reduction,”

“You don’t help victimized and marginalized children by branding them as criminals and limiting their options while growing up. This vile and callous retreat is in fact a clear indictment of the government’s failure until now to protect and advance the rights of our children, particularly those coming from the poor majority of our society. No less, this is still anti-poor and anti-child,” Rep. Zarate ended.###

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