10 months ‘The law is always protective of the welfare of the children’ — Panelo MB
By Genalyn Kabiling The country’s laws will always ensure the protection of the welfare of children, Malacañang said Thursday after a survey showed many Filipinos prefer to keep the age of criminal liability at 15 years old. Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo (OPS / MANILA BULLETIN) Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo tried to allay concerns about the bill seeking to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility, saying it does not include jail term for children in conflict with the law. “It’s not jailing them – it’s protecting them from criminal syndicates and punishing neglectful parents because when you deprive custody of the parents, ... more