Earlier this week we got sad news about lowering the age of criminal liability from 15 to nine. Sen. Risa Hontiveros gave a statement about it but she’s not the only one speaking up.
On Twitter, Anne Curtis shared her feelings about the issue. She also explained, “At that age, they are still very much children. They still have a chance to change their ways if they happen to cause or get into any trouble instead of being sent to jail [and] sentenced as an adult.”
Nakakalungkot isipan na ibaba nila ang criminal responsibility to the age of 9. At that age, they are still very much children. They still have a chance to change their ways if they happen to cause or get into any trouble instead of being sent to jail & sentenced as an adult. 💔 https://t.co/H9to9QHyjD
— Anne Curtis-Smith (@annecurtissmith) January 22, 2019
Anne’s response garnered a lot of retweets and replies as well. Some people agreed with her, reiterating that the government should switch their focus on other criminals.
Sa Pilipinas,imbes na hulihin ang mga Drug Lord,ang pinaparusahan at pinapatay ng walang kalaban laban ay ang mahihirap lng, at imbes na hulihin ang mga SINDIKATO, ang paparusahan ngayon ay ang mga bata. Ang husay ng gobyerno ng Pilipinas. 🙄
— 🍒MaxieMax🍒 (@MaxieMax13) January 22, 2019
While others disagreed and urged people to read the actual bill first before voicing their opinion.
Can someone post the whole proposed law? We must read it first before giving an opinion
— @emersonic83 (@emersonic83) January 22, 2019
Kudos to Anne for shedding light on this. We’re hoping to see others use their influence for good as well and to stop this from pushing through.
Photo courtesy of Anne Curtis’ Instagram account
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