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Draft law locks up serious offenders aged 12-15

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Children between 12 and 15 years old who commit serious crimes such as murder, robbery, abduction or rape, shall now be confined in a government facility once President Benigno Aquino III signs the amended Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act passed by Congress on Wednesday.

Posted: June 6th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Senate, House fail to agree on lowering criminal liability of minors

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The Senate and House of Representatives panels have failed to agree on certain amending provisions to the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act during a bicameral conference committee Monday.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

QC court asked to reverse order allowing minor accused in massacre to post bail

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Pointing out the magnitude of the Maguindanao massacre, prosecutors are asking a Quezon City court to reverse an earlier order allowing an accused, who was a minor at the time of the crime in 2009, to post bail for murder charges.

Posted: February 27th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

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