Death Penalty in the Philippines

The incumbent President of the Philippines favors the reimposition of death penalty, also called capital punishment, for certain criminal cases. The lower house of Congress — the House of Representatives — has started the legislative process to enact a law reimposing the death penalty (see House Bill No. 1, proposaing a Death Penalty Law). The debate between those who support the death penalty (“reimpositionists”) and those who oppose it (“abolitionists”) is gaining momentum. With this development, it might be helpful to revisit the history and nature of death penalty in the Philippines. [Feel free to join the discussion, present the pros and cons of the pending bill, through the comment section below.] Continue reading Death Penalty in the Philippines

Joint Administrative Order No. 2014-01: Revised Schedule of Fines and Penalties for Violations of Laws, Rules and Regulations Governing Land Transportation [full text]

Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS

JUNE 2, 2014

JOINT ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2014-01

SUBJECT: REVISED SCHEDULE OF FINES AND PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING LAND TRANSPORTATION

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