The Philippines to lower minimum criminal age from 15 to 12

The government says it is one of the measures to rid the streets of crime, but human rights groups oppose this move.

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    The Philippine government wants to allow prosecution for children as young as 12 years old.

    It is part of President Rodrigo Duterte's crackdown on crime.

    But rights groups say children should not be charged as adults in a country where many children live in poverty.

    Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan reports from Manila.


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