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Bantag backs death penalty revival: ‘Di takot drug lords makulong!

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Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director General Gerald Bantag on Friday (July 31) expressed support over the revival of the death penalty as part of the solution in ending the continued narcotics trading of drug lords behind bars..

“Nakikita naman natin at nababalitan na kahit pa ang tatagal na nilang nakakulong dito,” he said during during a radio interview.

“Ano ang ginagawa nila, imbis na magbagong buhay…lalong nagpapakasama,” he lamented.

He added that prison is not even a hindrance to these drug traders in ordering ordering assassinations outside penitentiaries.

During his State of the Nation Address (SONA) last Monday (July 27), President Rodrigo Duterte vowed that before his term ends in 2022 he will revive the death penalty against those involved in illegal drugs.

“This law will not only help us deter criminality but also save our children from the dangers posed by the illegal and dangerous drugs,” he stated.

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