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JUST IN: House Justice Committee approves bill on death penalty

Eversince former Davao Mayor now President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Roa Duterte had been very vocal on his stance regarding 'Death Penalty.' Start from his campaign till now that he is sitting, he'd been working on bringing back death penalty here in the Philippines.

JUST IN: House Justice Committee approves bill on death penalty

Now with a vote of 12 aggrees, 6 disaggree and 1 abstain, Justice Committee in the House of Representatives approves death penalty bill.

Below is the complete context restoration of the said bill.

According to the bill, “In the interest of justice, public order and rule of law, and the need to rationalize and harmonize the penal sanctions, the Congress finds compelling reasons to impose the death penalty for heinous crimes that are hereby defined as grievous, odious and hateful offenses, which by reason of their inherent or manifest wickedness, viciousness, atrocity and perversity are repugnant and outrageous to the common standards and norms of decency and morality in a just, civilized and ordered society.”

The crimes the bill proposes to punish with death are:

Treason
Piracy in general and mutiny on the high seas or in Philippine waters
Qualified piracy
Qualified bribery
Parricide
Murder
Infanticide
Rape
Kidnapping and serious illegal detention
Robbery with violence against or intimidation of persons
Destructive arson
Plunder
Importation of dangerous drugs and/or controlled precursors and essential chemicals
Sale, trading, administration, dispensation, delivery, distribution and transportation of dangerous drugs and/or controlled precursor and essential chemicals
Maintenance of a den, dive or resort where any dangerous drug is used or sold in any form
Manufacture of dangerous drugs and/or controlled precursors and essential chemicals
Possession of dangerous drugs
Cultivation or culture of plants classified as dangerous drugs or are sources thereof
Unlawful prescription of dangerous drugs
Criminal liability of a public officer or employee for misappropriation, misapplication or failure to account for the confiscated, seized and/or surrendered dangerous drugs, plant sources of dangerous drugs, controlled precursors and essential chemicals, instruments/ paraphernalia and/or laboratory equipment including the proceeds or properties obtained from the unlawful act committed.
Criminal liability for planting evidence
Carnapping

The bill proposes any of the following methods in carrying out the  sentence: hanging, firing squad or lethal injection. 

READ THE COMPLETE TEXT OF THE BILL RESTORING THE DEATH PENALTY:



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