THE vast majority of Baguio’s cases of children in conflict with the law (CICL) are male, according to Myrna Valencerina, head of the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWD) Gender and Development (GAD).
Of the 82 CICL cases in the city in 2022, only nine were female, while the rest were male, Valencerina said.
Only 21 cases against the CICLs have been filed, and only 28 of the 82 cases are currently undergoing interventions from the city government and the appropriate agencies.
80 of the 82 are cases of teenagers from age 11 to 17, while the remaining two are below 11 years of age.
Among the offenses committed by the Children in Conflict with the Law include physical assault – 38; theft – 15,; bullying – 12; rape – 5; violation of Republic Act (RA) 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs ACT – 5; sexual assault – 2; damage to property – 2; murder/homicide – 1; violation of RA 11313 – 1; and violation of RA 9262 – 1.
54 suspects underwent the community-based intervention and diversion while 16 suspects were reunited with their families after the commission of such acts.