Children at a shanty town in Manila. Photo: AFP

In Philippines, Duterte’s drug war finds a new target: 9-year-olds

  • The president is pushing to lower the age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 9, arguing that drug syndicates exploit the law by using juveniles to ply their trade
  • A new bill stipulates sending juvenile offenders to reformation houses – but campaigners say the conditions in these are little different to adult prisons
Topic |   The Philippines

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Children at a shanty town in Manila. Photo: AFP
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