CBCP, CHR, joined forces to STOP Duterte's plan to restore death penalty

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) and the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) are very serious to stop the plan of restoring the death penalty in the country. Presumptive president-elect Rodrigo Duterte want to push harder the revival of death penalty.

CBCP, CHR, joined forces to STOP Duterte's plan to restore death penalty

According to Duterte, he will ask the lawmakers to restore the death penalty by hanging once he started working as 'President of the Philippines.'

But Archbishop-emeritus Oscar Cruz told reporters that Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines will oppose Duterte's proposal.

Cruz said, "Siyempre po naman tututulan po namin iyan, lalo na ng CBCP. Hindi maaaring maupo lamang ang Simbahan diyan. Tatayuan iyan, (Of course we are opposing that, specially the CBCP. The church will not just seat down the issue, we stand to that),"

"Wala pong binigyan ng buhay ang estado na kahit sino kay ahindi po siya puwedeng kumuha ng buhay ng kahit sino. Iyan po ay malinaw," he added.

In a separate interview, CHR chairman Luis Martin 'Chito' Gascon said, "Aantabayanan natin ang deliberasyon sa Kongreso, at kami sa Commission on Human Rights ay magsa-submit ng posisyon doon. Ang kasalukuyang posisyon ng [CHR] ay iyong death penalty is contrary to human dignity and human rights."

Gascon explained why and said, "Sa isang weak justice system na maraming loophole, madalas ang resulta ay may mga napapatawan ng capital punishment ay maaaring later on ay mapatunayan na hindi pala nagkasala."

And according to Gascon, death penalty is not an effective deterrent to crime and it has been proven as he cited that the global trend was for the abolition of the death penalty.

He added that the country's criminal justice system's intention is to rehabilitate convicts.

(Read Here: Leni Robredo against on Death Penalty: 'Kontra ako sa death penalty')

(Read Here: Leila De Lima against on Death Penalty: 'The solution is to fix the justice system')

(Read Here: Presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte to restore 'Death Penalty')

(Read Here: Obama offered something to presumptive president-elect Duterte)

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