READ: House bill lowering age of criminal liability to 9


Posted at Jan 22 2019 06:46 PM

MANILA- The justice committee of the House of Representatives approved on Monday a bill seeking to lower the minimum age of criminal liability to 9 years old.

The proposed measure would amend provisions of the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006 which exempts children 15 years old and below from criminal liability. 

Below is the committee report on the bill and a copy of the proposed measure: