Calls to Reimpose the Death Penalty

There are talks about the re-imposition of the death penalty because of the increased incidence of heinous crimes in the past weeks. No less than the Chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) mentioned that it might help in deterring crimes.

To provide a basic discussion for all, we’ve included an entry on the Dealth penalty (click here). You could still express your opinion, for or against the suggestions to reimpose the death penalty, in our previous post on bringing back the death penalty (click here). Click here for the poll.

By way of background, the death penalty was reintroduced after the 1987 Constitution through Republic Act No. 7659, which treats two types of crimes: (1) crimes penalized by reclusion perpetua to death; and (2) crimes penalized by mandatory capital punishment upon the attendance of certain specified qualifying circumstances. On 24 June 2006, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed into law Republic Act No. 9346, entitled “An Act Prohibiting the Imposition of Death Penalty in the Philippines”.

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