Duterte's New Madness: Philippine Senators Oppose President's Push To Lower Criminal Age To 9

Senators in the Philippines on Tuesday joined activists and child protection groups in condemning a lower house move to reduce the age of criminal liability from 15 to nine, calling it extreme and unjust. The proposal has President Rodrigo Duterte’s support and is being revived by his Congressional allies, having been filed on his inauguration day in 2016 along with a bid to re-introduce the death penalty - moves touting his crime-busting credentials. The plan was approved on Monday by the lower house’s justice committee, but still needs several readings before a house vote. It would then require counterpart legislation and approval of the Senate, members of which appear less supportive.

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Why not one year olds? Elections have consequences. Crazy allies with crazy proposal...

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9?? This guy is more than crazy, he's demon

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What a sick individual.... If the bill passes, kids could be detained for drug crimes, among others..

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Do not scapegoat children from the crimes of adults...

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38 minutes ago, Pavel said:

What a sick individual.... If the bill passes, kids could be detained for drug crimes, among others..

Let's say this: kids are victims of the failure of Duterte to reduce drug trafficking. Cartels threatens children to sell their drugs. In other words, kids are victims of inadequate state fight against crime, drugs, etc.

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