Campaign vs lowering of the minimum age of criminal responsibility

February 16, 2017, 12:00 am

Campaign vs lowering of the minimum age of criminal responsibility

AKBAYAN Partylist Rep. Tom Villarin (right) provide updates on the bill seeking to amend the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act 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). He opposes the proposals in Congress to lower the current minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 9 years old. Beside him is Atty. Rommel Alim Abitria of Humanitarian Legal Assistance Foundation. (PNA photo by Ben V. Briones) JMC/bvb