In 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2014, the Philippines supported the UN General Assembly’s Moratorium on Death Penalty. Cambodia and the Philippines are the only two ASEAN countries who have consistently supported this moratorium. But things may change since the change of leadership in House speakership in Congress, when Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez voiced his support for the death penalty.
TEN years since the Philippine legislature abolished death penalty in the country, the 17th Congress made capital punishment a buzzword once again, by filing House Bill 01 which seeks to bring it back from, er, the dead.
STATEMENT: In his acceptance speech after being elected Speaker of the House on July 25, Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez made it clear where the House stands on the issue. Read more >
Author VERA Files
News Site VERA Files
Date Published August 6, 2016
Article Link Is that so? Bringing the death penalty back from the dead
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