The Philippines, like any other country, suffers from a plethora of social issues perpetuated by poverty and the inability to bridge the gap between social ranks. From the lack of access to good education to widespread unemployment, there are numerous reasons why crime rates continue to fluctuate year after year. One of the most pressing issues in the Philippines, however, is the issue of juvenile delinquency. The number of juvenile delinquents documented each year has been attributed to poverty, but advocates and pundits claim that the problem lies largely in the failure of the State to properly deal with the so-called “children in conflict with the law” (CICL). In this article, we will discuss what juvenile delinquency is in the Philippines, what the possible causes are, and how the law sees incidences of juvenile delinquency.
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