7 months Grace Poe reiterates opposition to lowering MACR, says go after the syndicates instead MB
By Vanne Elaine Terrazola Cracking down on youth offenders instead of crime syndicates that use them is but “laziness” on the part of the government, Senator Grace Poe said. Senator Grace Poe (ROY DOMINGO / MANILA BULLETIN) Poe issued the statement as she reiterated her opposition to the proposals to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility (MACR) from the present 15 years old to 12 years old. “Imbes na parusahan natin ‘yong mga bata, parusahan natin ‘yong sindikato. Katamaran naman ‘yon na ang bata ang ating kukunin dahil madali (Instead of punishing children, we should punish that use them ... more