10 months NAPC expresses apprehension over lowering of age of criminal responsibility to 12 yrs old MB
By Chito Chavez The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) has expressed deep apprehension over the lowering of the minimum age of criminal responsibility (MACR) from 15 years old to 12 years old which was approved in the third and final reading at the Lower House. National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC/ MANILA BULLETIN) In a statement, the Office of the Vice-Chairperson for Basic Sectors (OVCBS) of NAPC stated that children living in poverty were at utmost risk with this piece of legislation. While the office recognizes that children committing crimes is a reality, criminalizing deprives them of their dignity and denies them a ... more