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Rather than 9-year old kids, jail corrupt officials and rights violators

As the House of Representatives Committee on Justice approved the draft of the proposed legislation to lower the age for criminal liability Monday, Jan. 21, more groups advocating children and youth welfare in Northern Luzon expressed condemnation and calls on the government to pursue cases and jail corrupt officials and violators of human rights instead.

Opposition mounts against lowering of age for criminal liability

The Cordillera Youth Center (CYC) added its voice against the move of the House of Representatives’ Justice Committee to fast-track the proceedings for the bills seeking to repeal the Republic Act 9344, or the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006, that exempts children 15 years old and below from criminal liability.

Tuba LGU asked to intervene  in Asin resort row

Tuba LGU asked to intervene in Asin resort row

Residents from the hotspring village of Tuba are asking the local town officials to take action on the renewed tension between the City of Baguio and the former occupants of the Asin Hotspring Complex.

City supports House Bill protecting BPO workers

Workers of the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) in Baguio City found allies in the Baguio City Government as members of the Baguio City Council unanimously adopted the proposed resolution supporting legislation in the House of Representatives ensuring the welfare and protection of BPO workers in the Philippines.

Health alliance pushes for mental health law

Mental Health has become a top concern in many parts of the world at present and that increase in mental health problems have been observed even in third-world countries like the Philippines.