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Death penalty gets House panel's nod
« on: December 08, 2016, 12:43:40 PM »

Death penalty gets House panel's nod

Wednesday, December 07, 2016
 By JAUHN ETIENNE VILLARUEL


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THE restoration of capital punishment in the Philippines is now slated for plenary debates, as the House justice committee on Wednesday approved a report containing the substitute bill that would allow death penalty back in the country's criminal justice system.

The panel approved the report with 12 votes on the affirmative, six negative and one abstention.

The bill – a consolidation of seven House bills of the same intent – has enumerated heinous crimes punishable by death penalty, namely: Treason; Piracy in general and mutiny on the high seas or in Philippine water; Qualified piracy; Qualified bribery; Parricide; Murder; Infanticide; Rape; Kidnapping and serious illegal detention; Robbery with violence against or intimidation of persons; Destructive arson; Plunder; Possession of dangerous drugs; Carnapping, among others.
Republic Act 8485 (Animal Welfare Act of 1998, Philippines), as amended and strengthened by House  Bill 6893 of 2013--- violation means a maximum of P250,000 fine with a corresponding three-year jail term and a minimum of P30,000 fine and six months imprisonment


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Re: Death penalty gets House panel's nod
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2016, 12:49:41 PM »

The mode of capital punishment could either be through hanging, by firing squad or lethal injection.

In a statement, Dinagat Island Representative Kaka Bag-ao explained why she voted against the bill, saying “it is a disservice to our values as Filipinos.”

"They say we are waging a war against drugs, a war against crime—but why is it turning into a war against the poor?”

Bag-ao cited the lack of statistics on the country’s crime rates, which are crucial in helping lawmakers judiciously decide on the measure.
Republic Act 8485 (Animal Welfare Act of 1998, Philippines), as amended and strengthened by House  Bill 6893 of 2013--- violation means a maximum of P250,000 fine with a corresponding three-year jail term and a minimum of P30,000 fine and six months imprisonment


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Re: Death penalty gets House panel's nod
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2016, 12:50:24 PM »

She also said there is a need to propose reforms on the administration of justice.

“There is no clear evidence or study presented that would justify death penalty as an effective deterrent to crime. Even the secretary of the Department of Justice, who attended one of the hearings, said that there are neither studies conducted nor any empirical data presented to justify the reimposition of death penalty,” Bag-ao said.

Senator Kiko Pangilinan also reacted on the development, expressing disagreement that death penalty is the answer to lawlessness and criminality.
Republic Act 8485 (Animal Welfare Act of 1998, Philippines), as amended and strengthened by House  Bill 6893 of 2013--- violation means a maximum of P250,000 fine with a corresponding three-year jail term and a minimum of P30,000 fine and six months imprisonment

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Re: Death penalty gets House panel's nod
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2016, 12:51:44 PM »

"Modernizing our justice system is the key to end lawlessness and criminality. It is swift punishment and the immediate disposition of cases pending before our courts, regardless of penalties involved, and not the reimposition of death penalty, that will restore respect for the rule of law in the country,” Pangilinan said.

Leyte Representative Vicente Veloso, justice committee vice-chair, said death penalty is necessary to scare off repeat offenders.

Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Fariñas argued that the Constitution gives Congress the power to reinstate death penalty for heinous crimes and the compelling reasons for its reimposition can be debated once the bill is tackled at the plenary.
Republic Act 8485 (Animal Welfare Act of 1998, Philippines), as amended and strengthened by House  Bill 6893 of 2013--- violation means a maximum of P250,000 fine with a corresponding three-year jail term and a minimum of P30,000 fine and six months imprisonment


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Re: Death penalty gets House panel's nod
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2016, 12:52:19 PM »

Fariñas, co-author of the bill, said the only choice we have now to solve criminality is either death penalty or extrajudicial killing (EJK).

“What do we want EJK or JK (judicial killing)? At least ‘yung judicial killing (death penalty) may due process,” Fariñas said.

The imposition of death penalty has been suspended since 2006 with the enactment of Republic Act 9346, or An Act Prohibiting the Imposition of Death Penalty in the Philippines.
Republic Act 8485 (Animal Welfare Act of 1998, Philippines), as amended and strengthened by House  Bill 6893 of 2013--- violation means a maximum of P250,000 fine with a corresponding three-year jail term and a minimum of P30,000 fine and six months imprisonment

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Re: Death penalty gets House panel's nod
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2016, 12:52:54 PM »

President Rodrigo Duterte has publicly declared he wanted capital punishment reimposed on heinous crimes, especially on criminals involved in drug-trafficking.

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, one of the authors of the consolidated death penalty bills, has vowed the passage of the measure at the House of Representatives before Congress adjourns for the Christmas break.

Death penalty is among the top priority measures of President Rodrigo Duterte and was also the first bill filed at the House of Representatives in this 17th Congress. (With reports from PNA)

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Re: Death penalty gets House panel's nod
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2016, 12:55:21 PM »

why are these legislators so eager to please the president? couldn't they have studied the pros and cons longer, not this fast as to take them only a few months to come up with a law that decides who should live or die?
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Re: Death penalty gets House panel's nod
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2016, 01:10:48 PM »

and they have the GOOD :P sense to exclude PLUNDER from the heinous crimes list, which was one of the crimes befitting the death penalty before (section 12, republic act 7659). wow, they have the foresight to save themselves and their ilk! >:(

addendum: I CORRECT MYSELF. i read it again; plunder is still included after all. my apologies.
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Re: Death penalty gets House panel's nod
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2016, 01:15:13 PM »
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In a statement, Dinagat Island Representative Kaka Bag-ao explained why she voted against the bill, saying “it is a disservice to our values as Filipinos.”

"They say we are waging a war against drugs, a war against crime—but why is it turning into a war against the poor?”

right on. in our milieu, in the history of our country's death sentences, give us a rich person who can afford to hire the best lawyers, never mind his connections to the powers-that-be, who's been meted the death penalty.
Republic Act 8485 (Animal Welfare Act of 1998, Philippines), as amended and strengthened by House  Bill 6893 of 2013--- violation means a maximum of P250,000 fine with a corresponding three-year jail term and a minimum of P30,000 fine and six months imprisonment

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Re: Death penalty gets House panel's nod
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2016, 01:15:59 PM »

this is a sad day for our nation.
Republic Act 8485 (Animal Welfare Act of 1998, Philippines), as amended and strengthened by House  Bill 6893 of 2013--- violation means a maximum of P250,000 fine with a corresponding three-year jail term and a minimum of P30,000 fine and six months imprisonment

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Re: Death penalty gets House panel's nod
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2016, 02:53:39 PM »
KOmusta mga TB, uyon ako sa death penalty. makadaginot ang goberno sa kaon ug lugar sa presohan. Naghuot na ang atong jail.

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Re: Death penalty gets House panel's nod
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2016, 03:28:57 PM »

sayon iuyon, hangtod nga ang biktima atong paryente o suod nga amigo. i still believe it is not for the state to decide who lives or dies. state-sanctioned death penalty is simply state-sanctioned murder.
Republic Act 8485 (Animal Welfare Act of 1998, Philippines), as amended and strengthened by House  Bill 6893 of 2013--- violation means a maximum of P250,000 fine with a corresponding three-year jail term and a minimum of P30,000 fine and six months imprisonment

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Re: Death penalty gets House panel's nod
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2016, 03:29:48 PM »

maayong pasko, sir fd. salamat nga nigimaw ka dinhi.
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Re: Death penalty gets House panel's nod
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2017, 03:16:36 PM »
Maayo nga patyon na lang aron way gasto


 

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