Lowering the Age of Criminal Liability: What to Be Considered?
AMONG THE first bills filed in the House of Representatives of the 17th Congress was House Bill No. 002 of Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez and Capiz Rep. Fredenil Castro to lower the age of criminal liability from 15 to nine. The measure, according to Alvarez and Castro, will deter children from committing crimes. They argue that the current law has “pampered youth offenders who commit crimes” because “they know they can get away with it.”
IN RESPONSE to a question raised during one of his press conferences in June about the killing of journalists, then President-elect Rodrigo Duterte echoed a recurring narrative in the public mind: the belief that journalists are killed because they are corrupt. He went on to describe how a broadcaster in Davao had been abusive and provoked his own murder.
Public Service Broadcasting: Will It Work in the Philippines?
THE NEW administration has well demonstrated its political will in certain aspects of governance. The public continues to support its initiatives. This same determination is about to transform government media and communication agencies, according to the new Communications Secretary Martin Andanar.