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  • I say yes

    Criminal Liability isn't about imprisoning junevile criminals who did such crimes. It is about putting them to youth facilities that can help them learn and see that their actions were immoral and against the law. Giving them to someone who can actually take care of them is better than leaving them with their families who can't even raise them right. It's always the family that is to blame for not trying to discipline them. And perhaps inside these facilities, They might learn about God and the importance of families and good deeds. They offer education inside it.

  • Prison is very different to the outside world

    Idk if this statement will help but my point is. . "children already know what is right and wrong" in that statement, That is what the children basically understand but life in crime, In court and in prison is a very different thing in there. Children do not understand the law system, Juvenile Justice, The trials or any of that matter.

  • Children are not criminals.

    Children do not deserve to be robbed the chance for a better future. Children are also victims.

    Another thing, Lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility doesn't decrease the crime rate for only 1. 72% is being contributed by the children. Another thing, We don't have the functional facilities to accommodate these CICL.

    Our government should focus on solving major issues, Not creating another problem.

  • Yes. . . As a child too I also have the right to share my own opinion about this.

    I agree because many children nowadays are breaking the law and some of you might think that some bad people are just using them to do what they want. But not all crime is always like that some is because of children on their own. I have a sister and she is exactly 9 yrs old and she is already aware of good and bad things. The government is doing this not for them but for us too if you don't want this law then make sure that you are disciplined enough. And of course children is not going directly in the jail but they are going to a process first. We also need this law for the sake of being safe of our people and our country

  • Help prevent children in getting involved in crimes

    A lot of stuff can happen as we grow up, Like: getting active in school, Getting friends, Having parties, And etcetera. As part of growing up we cannot fully avoid getting tainted by crimes because that is a part of our nature, We cannot contain our curiosity, That is why we try new things in life but we have to be responsible so that we can avoid doing crimes like using drugs. We need to be responsible in every action we do.

  • It is supported by the pres.

    Young Filipinos would be responsible for their actions.
    Lowering the age of criminal liability is part of the legislative agenda of President Duterte as a means to ensure that the Filipino youth would accept responsibility for their actions and be subjected to government intervention programs, " he said in a statement.
    The latest Pulse Asia Survey showed that 55 percent of Filipinos preferred to keep the minimum age of criminality at 15 years old, Up to which age they would be spared from criminal penalty.

  • To be enlightened

    Here are very many people who is arguing it but somehow there is no really correct answer or even a final answer. My answer is yes, maybe you may be asking why because I am also between the age of 9 - 15.
    9 years old children may be too young to go to jail or to be punished but somehow they need to be responsible with their words and actions. It does not mean that you are a child then you can already do something that is not included in the law. Some lawbreakers uses children to do bad things since the children will not be affected anyway. We should now prevent the cases from which the adults use the children to commit crime. There are some children who at a very young age have criminal record.

  • Age doesn't matter

    Criminal liability is the responsibility for any illegal behavior that causes harm or damage to someone or something. Legal liability concerns both civil law and criminal law and can arise from various areas of law, such as contracts, torts, taxes, or fines given by government agencies. People should take responsibility for what they have done. The age of the criminal responsibility in the Philippines should be lowered to _______ years old, due to the reasons that youths should be responsible for the weight of their actions; it is highly accepted in other country and to stop criminals using children as frontline perpetrators of criminal acts.

  • Age doesnt matter

    Criminal liability is the responsibility for any illegal behavior that causes harm or damage to someone or something. Legal liability concerns both civil law and criminal law and can arise from various areas of law, such as contracts, torts, taxes, or fines given by government agencies. People should take responsibility for what they have done. The age of the criminal responsibility in the Philippines should be lowered to _______ years old, due to the reasons that youths should be responsible for the weight of their actions; it is highly accepted in other country and to stop criminals using children as frontline perpetrators of criminal acts.

  • Research have been made

    Juvenile justice system doesn't say imprisonment automatically.., on further researches my team have done, it aims to lower delinquency acts happening or to completely wipe it out and for those violators there are assigned sanctions depending on their cases. It also aims to correct how minorities should act right and live right.

  • Absolutely no point

    If children are to learn the basic structure of our society, They must understand that their actions can have serious effects on people, And the sooner they learn that the better. We cannot undermine our control over criminals, And this must be enforced throughout the country if we are to have a strong foundation.

  • Children's are victims.

    We all known that a nine year old kid is not reached the puberty age meaning to say they are not fully matured enough to do a decision because as a kid they will no longer know what is right and wrong and also they are not fully developed. They can be control by a higher of age than him or her.

  • Advocate for the rights of the children

    How about the long term effect of this to the children? This will create a stigma. They will be forever called criminal. In this case it will be harder for those children to change. The diversion program should be the one to be implemented and given focused.

    Children is a victim of poverty, Poor parenting, Corrupt politicians and unhealthy environment. Government should focus first how to improve their governance and promote equality not on making children as a criminal.

    In this case you are depriving the children their rights to security, Development and to be loved. Do anyone of you think that, If this children will be put on jail, Criminality will be lessen? Do anyone of you think that if the age of criminal responsibility will be raised the children can now also be a victim of extra judicial killing

  • No. There needs to be punishments for actions.

    Our current age of criminal responsibility can be seen as appropriate because typically children at the age of ten are in the last year of primary school and will then go on to be independent form their parents in secondary school, By having the age as ten it will allow them to fully take of responsibility for their actions and could encourage them to think before they do. It is an appropriate age to be legally responsible because at the age of ten you can choose your religion and open an account at a bank to start saving money, Also at that time of maturity, Parents are more likely to allow their children to use and carry phones. This shows that even the parents are trusting and relying more on their children at this age. Modern technology is developing and does have an impact on today’s children, More and more are creating social media accounts. This pushes the age of responsibility lower, Which makes the age of ten fit the maturity level of the child.

  • Crime is a need

    If there is no poverty in a particular country, Then lower the minimum age of criminal liability and see how crime rates will change. If there is a n equal distribution to every people and there are no corrupt people, Then we will no t come up to this issue. Humans are naturally evil. They will do anything to survive even the most dangerous and risky ways.

  • Discipline, Not imprison.

    Children should not be treated the same way as adults. If we imprison children, They will be labelled as criminals from a young age by our society. We robbing them their chance in our society. They are our hope, Not our enemy. Instead of tackling the fruits, Why not uplift the roots?

  • Life is hard enough

    Life is hard enough and especially we are talking about children within 9-15 yrs of age they are still figuring how the world works in which that itself is hard enough. They too are still figuring out where they belong to the society and were to judge them for that?

  • No it shouldn't

    18 you are legally an adult. In all honesty I even feel like 18 is a little too low to be considered an adult. You've only lived 18 years and most 18 year old are coming out of high school and just figuring their life out. When you're 18, you don't think like a 45 year old who has lived a longer life than you. So why should we raise the age of criminal responsibility?

  • I don't agree with that..

    Kasi it the influence of their family or other people near them. If they did any mistake like stealing why not blame their parents so their parents should discipline them. There's still a chance to reform their behavior because they are not still matured. If they teaches a good behavior they may have a good future.

  • Age of 10 should stay the same.

    I think that by the age of 10 most children understand what is right and wrong.Just because of their age it doesn't mean they do not receive a fair trial .By the age of 10 you can get a criminal record ,children the age of 10 who commit crimes are victims of circumstance.


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