7 months Senate plenary debate on lowering of MACR set for Monday MB
By Mario Casayuran The Senate starts Monday plenary debate on a report of its three committees proposing the lowering of the minimum age of criminal responsibility from the present 15 years old to 12 years old. Children play at a concrete pipe along a street in Manila, January 21, 2019. (CZAR DANCEL / MANILA BULLETIN / FILE) But it recommended a lifetime jail term for the parents for the exploitation of children for the commission of crimes. The committee report also stated that failure of the local government unit (LGU) to build, fund and operate a ‘’Bahay Pagasa’’ shall be ... more