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PJPS strongly opposes the lowering of minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 9 years old

February 3, 2019

Many organizations and human rights advocates are once again challenge as the House committee on justice approves on lowering the Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility (MACR) from 15 years old to 9 years old. 


Over 300 individuals and organizations, including the Philippine Jesuit Prison Service, strongly opposing the movement to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility (MACR). 

See our position paper regarding our stand. 

In this challenge time, we humbly appeal to you, our dear friends and partner for your collaboration and to make a stand and support human rights advocates to express disapproval on the lowering the MACR. Sign the petition: www.bit.ly/childrennotcriminals


If you want to be enlightened regarding this issue, you may want to check the following compilation from our partners: 


“Hindi niyo binasa ang bill”


Why I cannot relax by Atty. Kla


“Dapat makulong mga batang kriminal”


Tagalog version of Bunso by Ditsi Carolino


“Hindi totoong ikukulong mga bata”


Interview of The Chiefs with Atty. Iyok:


“Ilalagay lang naman sa Bahay Pag-asa”


Bahay Pag-asa infographic from CHR:


JJWC: Some Bahay Pag-asas are worse than prisons:




#Not9Not12 #Retain15

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