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CHR bucks bid to cut minimum age of juvenile offenders to 13

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The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has opposed a proposal to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility to 13 years old from 15 years in the proposed amendments to the Revised Penal Code.

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

New Criminal Code Book 2 now complete

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The Book 2 of the New Criminal Code is already complete after three years of work, the Department of Justice announced Thursday.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Davao City police chief slammed for hitting, shouting at wife on YouTube video


The YouTube video showing the city police director hitting and shouting at his wife stirred reactions on the Internet, from viewers questioning the act of the police director to viewers seeing as urgent the need to pass a divorce law in the country.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Senate OKs repeal of antiwomen law

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The Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill that will repeal the Revised Penal Code provision that makes it a crime for widows to remarry within 301 days from their husbands’ death, or for women whose marriages have been dissolved to take a new husband within the same time period.

Posted: August 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lapid found liable in fertilizer scam

Senator Lito Lapid. PRIB Photo by JOSEPH VIDAL

The Office of the Ombudsman has approved the filing of graft charges against Sen. Lito Lapid in connection with the overpricing of 3,880 liters of liquid fertilizer bought by the provincial government in 2004 when he was governor of Pampanga province.

Posted: August 1st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »