By Prince Golez
Hanging as the method of capital punishment would be cheaper, President Rodrigo Duterte said in jest.
“Ayaw ko mag sayang ng bala. Mahal ang bala ng M16, siguro mga P70 yan. So, sabi ko yung lubid na lang ang gawa ng La Union kasi talagang… Ano ba ang ginagamit niyo dito,” said Duterte on Thursday.
In a speech delivered in Ilocos Sur, the Chief Executive made another push for the return of death penalty for drugs crimes and plunder in the Philippines.
“(Senator Bong Go) wants the death penalty for plunder. I am for it. Kung wala kang plunder, threshold is P50 million. He wants me to announce here, wala namang plunderer dito. Ang pinaka, mind you, ang pinaka plunderer, as I have said during my campaign, yung mga mayaman na may connections, billion yung kanila,” according to him.
“I am for it. If you are not a plunderer, if you do not have the money in the bank, why should you be afraid. P50 (million) tama yan, plunder,” he said.