'Lowering age of criminal liability not solution to crime'

February 16, 2017, 12:00 am

'Lowering age of criminal liability not solution to crime'

"Lowering the age of criminal liability is not a solution because what children need are assistance so they never commit crimes again," said UNICEF Philippines Representative Lotta Sylwander (2nd left) during the "Children Not Criminals" press conference on the campaign against lowering of the minimum age of criminal responsibility held at Sulo Riviera Hotel, Diliman, Quezon City on Thursday (Feb. 16, 2017). With her from left are Senator Risa N. Hontiveros, Dr. Liane Peña-Alampay of Psychological Association of the Philippines and Romeo C. Dongeto, Executive Director, Philippine Legislators' Committee on Population and Development. (PNA photo by Ben Briones)
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