The Philippine Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics joins and supports the Philippine Pediatric Society on its position on House Bill No. 002. A nine-year old does not have the capacity to fully discern what is morally right and what isn’t, enough to subject them to the criminal justice system. If a child becomes capable of performing such acts, there is definitely an underlying aversive experience outside of their supposed innocence that has influenced them to become that way. We understand concerns on juvenile criminality though. But right family values, proper parenting and efficient social services may deter rise in abandoned and neglected children that are endangered and prone to criminality. Lowering the age of criminality to nine is no panacea.
Therefore, efforts of government and the justice system should focus on the responsibility or role of parents, school and the society in the prevention of juvenile delinquency.
The official statement from the PPS may be found here. The PSDBP statement may be downloaded as a PDF here.
We are now pleased to inform you that handouts are now available for selected lectures from the recently held #9thBiennial Convention, “Uniquely Different: Embracing Diversity Across the Lifespan.” These files are available in PDF format.
We will be having Pre-Convention Registration on Monday, September 4, 2017, at the Pissarro Function Room, between 1pm and 5pm. Please bring your confirmation slip in order to claim your kit early, and avoid the long lines during the convention itself!
We would like to thank everyone for their support for our upcoming #9thBiennialConvention to be held on September 5 and 6, 2017. We have over 600 pre-registered delegates at present, and are nearing seating capacity.
Although the Organizing Committee is humbled and deeply honored by this achievement, we are strongly encouraging those who are still interested to please register online at http://bit.ly/9thBiennialRegForm as early as possible, as we may begin limiting new registrations beginning next week.
We have been receiving some reports that interested participants have been having trouble registering online. If you have been experiencing any technical difficulties, please call the PSDBP secretariat at (0922) 801-9057 or (02) 434-3946. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.