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House OKs bill banning unattended children in vehicles

CHILDREN eight years old and below should not be left unattended inside a motor vehicle according to a measure approved by the House of Representatives. Unanimously supported by the lawmakers, House Bill 6570 was passed on third and final reading which main purpose is to prohibit leaving children eight years….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalDec 4th, 2017

Bicam panel OKs bill aimed at making land travel safe for kids

A measure that would make land travel for children safer was approved by the bicameral conference committee on Monday. Senate Bill No. 1971 --- "An Act Providing for the Special Protection of Child Passengers in Motor Vehicles and Providing Appropriations Thereof" --- aims to give protection to infants and young children from serious injuries and death arising from road crashes and other traffic-related incidents. The Senate Committee on Public Services, chaired by Sen. Grace Poe, and the House Committee on Transportation, chaired by Catanduanes Rep. Cesar Sarmiento, agreed to adopt major provisions in the Senate version. READ:Senate OKs bill for safer child travel The Senate...Keep on reading: Bicam panel OKs bill aimed at making land travel safe for kids.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2018

House OKs bill banning corporal punishment of children

The House of Representatives on Monday approved on final reading a bill preventing corporal punishment and promoting the positive and nonviolent discipline of children. With 163 voting in the affirmative, two negative and zero abstention, the lower chamber approved on third reading House Bill No. 8239, or the "Positive and Non-Violent Discipline of Children Act" which seeks to protect children from physical, humiliating, or degrading acts as a form of punishment. The proposed measure shields children from the grave consequences of corporal punishment by prohibiting the infliction of all forms of humiliating or degrading punishment on them in all settings. HB 8239 defines phy...Keep on reading: House OKs bill banning corporal punishment of children.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

House approves bill banning corporal punishment vs children

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The House of Representatives approved on 3rd and final reading a bill that would protect children from physical, humiliating, or degrading acts of punishment. Lawmakers voted 163-2-0 in favor of House Bill (HB) No. 8239 or the Positive and Non-Violent Discipline of Children Act on Monday, November 12, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Expect cheaper car seats for kids when bill gets approved – advocates

MANILA, Philippines – If passed into law, safety seats for kids will no longer be as expensive. In a briefing on Wednesday, January 31, advocates pushing for a child restraints system inside motor vehicles argued that these will be cheaper if House Bill (HB) No. 6938  is passed into law. (READ:  Seat belts are not enough for infants and children ) At current ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

House OKs bill expanding coverage of vaccination program on 2nd reading

MANILA, Philippines --- A proposed measure that aims to expand the coverage of mandatory basic immunization program in the country has been approved on second reading at the House of Representatives. Members of Congress passed, without any amendments, House Bill 9068 via viva voce vote on Friday. If enacted, the measure would amend Republic Act 10152 or the Mandatory Infants and Children Immunization Act of 2011, including the list of diseases covered by the national program. Vaccines for rotavirus, Japanese encephalitis, pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, and the human papilloma virus would be included in the covered immunization program under the bill.Other vaccines can be added ...Keep on reading: House OKs bill expanding coverage of vaccination program on 2nd reading.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

Lowering age of criminal liability contradicts laws protecting children

Manila, Philippines – The debate on lowering the age of criminal liability heated up when the House justice committee approved  House Bill (HB) 8858 on January 22, 2019. Under the proposed bill, children aged 9 to below 15 will face criminal charges if found guilty of committing ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

UP School of Economics Alumni on lowering the MACR

WE, ALUMNI of the University of the Philippines School of Economics, express our grave concern over House Bill No. 8858, otherwise known as “An Act Expanding the Scope of the Reformation and Rehabilitation of Children in Conflict with the Law and Strengthening the Social Reintegration Programs.” We likewise voice our serious concern over the Senate […] The post UP School of Economics Alumni on lowering the MACR appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2019

How the Philippines is failing its children | BusinessWorld

How the Philippines is failing its children BusinessWorld Online House Bill No. 8858 has rightly elicited public outrage for proposing to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility (MACR) to be.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 30th, 2019

House bill seeks travel tax exemption for children of solo parent-OFWs - Manila Bulletin

House bill seeks travel tax exemption for children of solo parent-OFWs Manila Bulletin The House Committee on Ways and Means approved on Monday a bill seeking to grant travel tax exemption to depende.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 28th, 2019

Kids of unwed OFW travel tax-exempt

The House Committee on Ways and Means has approved a bill exempting spouses and children of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) from travel tax. Rep. Dakila Carlo “Dax” E. Cua, principal author of House Bill No. 6138, welcomed the approval of the measure which expands the coverage of the exemption by including the children of OFW […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 28th, 2019

MACR lowered to 12 sched post to CNC top story with title: House OKs 12 as criminal age

The House of Representatives on Monday passed a bill seeking to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility (MACR) to 12 years old. A total 146 affirmative votes approved House Bill (HB) 8858 or An Act Expanding the Scope of the reformation and Rehabilitation of Children in Conflict with the Law and Strengthening the Social […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 28th, 2019

Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water

The House of Representatives has reconsidered. Instead of lowering the age of criminality for children down to nine years old as originally proposed by then-Speaker of the House Pantaleon Alvarez in November 2016, the lawmakers approved on second reading last week the substitute bill lowering the minimum age of social responsibility of child offenders to 12 years old from the current 15 years old under Republic Act 9344 as amended by RA 10630 (CNN Philippines, Jan. 24, 2019)......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 27th, 2019

The Wrong-headed Way to Deal with Underage Crime

The Philippine House of Representatives appears to have “railroaded” the controversial House Bill (HB) 8858 lowering the age children can be held criminally liable under Philippine law to 12 years of age. In an article in Rappler, Mara Cepeda writes that “House of Representatives approved on 2nd reading the bill that would lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility from the current 15 years old ...”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philnewsRelated NewsJan 25th, 2019

Lowering criminal liability age ‘scapegoat’ for failing justice system

MANILA, Philippines – Minority lawmakers are against the House bill lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility, arguing that children are being used as “scapegoats” for the government’s failure to address crime. Minority Leader Danilo Suarez, Senior Deputy Minority Leader Lito Atienza, and AKO Bicol Representative Alfredo Garbin Jr ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2019

Calls for Catriona Gray to speak up against lowering age of criminal responsibility

At the prestigious pageant she won, she talked about the welfare of children. Now Catriona Gray is being asked on social media to make a stand against a House bill that aims to lower the age of criminal responsibility from 15 years old to 9 years old. Concerned Filipinos on Twitter urged Gray, the reigning […] The post Calls for Catriona Gray to speak up against lowering age of criminal responsibility appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2019

Duterte: Kids as young as six into illegal drugs | Inquirer News

MANILA, Philippines -- Some children as young as six years old are already involved in the illegal drugs trade,President Rodrigo Duterte claimed on Tuesday, a day after a House panel approved a bill t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2019

Science says children don’t fully grasp own decisions in ‘criminal’ actions

The House of Representatives passed the bill that would lower the age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 9 years old despite questions over scientific basis for the shift in policy. Local and international child rights groups opposed the development. Posted by UNICEF Philippines on Friday, January 18, 2019 SAD DAY FOR CHILDREN’S RIGHTS: Child Rights […] The post Science says children don’t fully grasp own decisions in ‘criminal’ actions appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

Criminal responsibility at 9 years old will produce more juvenile offenders, say groups

Child rights group slammed legislators in using children for political agenda as the substitute bill amending the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act was approved on Monday, January 21 by the House committee on justice......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

House panel OKs bill lowering age of criminal responsibility for children from 15 to 9 years old

THE bill, which seeks to lower the age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 9 years old, hurdled the committee level at the House of Representatives. In a hearing on…READ The post House panel OKs bill lowering age of criminal responsibility for children from 15 to 9 years old appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 21st, 2019

DSWD role crucial with lower age of criminal liability – solon

MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) should play a major role in protecting children in conflict with the law (CICL) if a lower age of criminal liability pushes through.   This was the appeal of Bagong Henerasyon partlyist Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy after Oriental Mindoro 1st District Rep. Doy Leachon, chair of the House Justice Committee, said the panel would be finalizing the measure that would lower the age of criminal liability from 15 years old to nine years old.   READ: House set finalize bill on lowered age of criminal liability from 15 to 9   "I also appeal to the House committee on justice to give th...Keep on reading: DSWD role crucial with lower age of criminal liability – solon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 20th, 2019