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‘Heartless, unchristian’ Congress

05:01 AM January 23, 2019

If the bill lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility passes, Congress would indeed, in the words of Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, turn into the “most naive, heartless and unchristian Congress we ever had.” Just a small point — it already is.

Rewinding a bit to 2017 — remember when they passed a P1,000 budget for the Commission on Human Rights? From this, we could already see Congress’ barbaric tendencies, even if the budget was eventually revised.

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The lawmakers’ unending support of this administration and thirst for power make them blind to morality, never mind the deadly war on drugs and  all the absurd whatnot.

It is the responsibility of parents and the government to ensure a better life for children, especially those who are exposed to poverty and violence. This bill will just make them more vulnerable to abuse.

Dutertismo wreaks havoc because it defies logic and morality.

The vision of the late senator Jose W. Diokno “that our children may have a better life than we have had” by making the Philippines a nation for our kids is coming to an end.

From the pointless drug war to criminalizing children — we are indeed going downhill.

LUIS ANTONIO A. BONIFACIO,

[email protected]

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