Press Release
January 22, 2019

Statement of Sen. Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan on lowering of minimum age of criminal responsibility

More than 90 percent of children involved in criminal activities come from poor families, can't go to school, and have separated parents or from broken homes.

Poverty and hunger are the roots of the problems of these children. Additional pay and income, jobs, lower prices of goods, and being able to finish their education are the solutions, and not jailing our kids and mistreating them. An iron fist is not the solution.

We should improve how we run our economy so that the lives of every Filipino family will improve and take good care of our children. That is what the administration should be focusing on.

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