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OVERTAXATION CONCERN ON POGO IS UNFOUNDED – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva described the overtaxation concern on Philippine offshore gaming operations (POGO) as unfounded, saying its poor regulation has contributed to mounting social concerns such as rising property prices and an increase in criminality and illegal activities. In a statement, Villanueva expressed support for the move to impose taxes on this particular sector of […]

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FUND MORE BAHAY PAG-ASA CENTERS FOR JUVENILE OFFENDERS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the members of the bicameral conference committee for the 2019 General Appropriations Act to allot funding for the construction of 56 additional Bahay Pag-asa (BPA) centers nationwide. Gatchalian made the call after the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council (JJWC) revealed that there are only 58 operational BPAs in the country. The […]

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LOWERING AGE OF CRIMINAL LIABILITY WILL NOT CURE DEFECT IN JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM – VILLANUEVA

The proposal to lower the age of criminal responsibility to nine years old may not cure the defects in the country’s juvenile justice system, according to Senator Joel Villanueva. “Instead of punishing children, legislators should work on a policy to place more responsibility to adults who use children to commit crimes such as syndicates,” said […]