Hontiveros ‘elated’ Filipinos favor 15 as age of criminal responsibility

MANILA, Philippines --- Sen. Risa Hontiveros is happy about the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey, which shows that majority of Filipinos agree that the minimum age for criminal responsiblity (MACR) should be 15 years old. "They say that it takes a village to raise a child. Well, the survey warns, those who want to lower the MACR will answer to an entire nation. The writing on the wall is clear. The people have spoken. Leave our children alone," Hontiveros said in a statement issued on Tuesday. "I hope this will signal a turn in the tide on this issue, end the fake and unscientific debate on arbitrary numbers and guide us lawmakers in making the right decision," she a...

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