Duterte asked to certify the urgency of anti hazing bills


By Rose de la Cruz


Two pending bills, one each in the Senate and House of Representatives, are in need of a presidential certification as to their urgency so that they will move faster into the legal machinery.


Rep. Bernadette Herrera Dy, Bagong Henerasyon partylist and chairman of the committee on public information of the House of Representatives, is asking President Duterte to certify them as urgeny now that the House and the Senate have their respective consolidated bills on new anti-hazing legislation.


“We are very hopeful of its passage at the soonest possible time,” she said.


“If it is the goal of both chambers of Congress to have a new law within February at the earliest or before Congress goes into recess for the summer break, now would be a very good time to expedite the process,” Herrera-Dy explained.


She asked the President to certify House Bill 6573 and Senate Bill 1662 as urgent.


The Senate came out with SB 1662  January 23 the same day it released the committee report on the investigation into the hazing death of Horacio "Atio" Castillo, III.


“I reiterate my call to the Department of Interior and Local Government, in anticipation of the passage of the new Anti-Hazing Law, to prepare the implementing mechanisms for the strict monitoring and enforcement of the current and imminent new law at the LGU level, especially in the barangays,” she said.


Usual preys


Out-of-school youth and students in junior high school and senior high school are especially prone to invites from frats and gangs.


Barangay and school principals must work together and apply their child protection policies effectively and pro-actively. They must be on the alert against frats and gangs that get involved in illegal drugs or resort to hold-ups of taxis and jeepneys as initiation rites for neophytes.


Neighborhood frats and gangs can also be used by organized crime engaged in human trafficking, illegal drugs, and prostitution of children and teenagers.


Crime syndicates are well aware of the minimum age of criminal responsibility stated in the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006. The link between neighborhood frats and gangs and juvenile crime is a clear and present danger to our communities, she said.


Effective implementation of the imminent Anti-Hazing Law will be another way for government to reduce crime near our schools, on the streets and close to our homes. 



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