8 months Interfaith group says lowering MACR ‘greatest sin to children’ MB
By Leslie Ann Aquino The Philippine Interfaith Movement Against Human Trafficking (PIMAHT) said the proposal lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility (MACR) would be society’s “greatest sin to children, and to the next generations to come, if implemented.” PIMAHT logo (FACEBOOK / MANILA BULLETIN) PIMAHT’s statement came following the approval of the bill lowering the MACR from 15 to 12 years old was approved by the House of Representatives, Monday. “Contrary to common knowledge, children represent a low percentage of the total population in conflict with the law despite many reports that the juvenile crime rate is increasing ... more