Tom Villarin on MACR bill: Sindikato dapat ang hinuhuli!
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Jailing kids is out of the question for him.
Akbayan Party-list Rep. Tom Villarin slammed supporters of the bill lowering the age of criminal liability to 12 as he maintained his opposition to the proposal even if it is already higher than the original nine years old threshold.
The politiko said it was still unjust to hold kids accountable and giving them the threat to go behind bars. He added that the government appears to be running after the wrong people with the measure.
“When syndicates use children, you punish the syndicates. To those who believe otherwise, their hearts stop & brain freezes,” Villarin said in disgust.
#Not9Not12 #NoToBatangBilanggoBill neuroscience & common sense tells us a child’s brain isn’t that of an adult who fully comprehends consequences of their acts; when syndicates use children, u punish d syndicates. To those who believe otherwise, their hearts stop & brain freezes!
— Tom Villarin (@tomvillarin) January 25, 2019