The death penalty’s revival should be given serious thought for crimes of "an unimaginable" level of brutality and inhumanity, as in the Maguindanao massacre.
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano may be President Rodrigo Duterte's top ally in the House of Representatives, but they don't seem to be on the same page when it comes to the Chief Executive's desire to reinstate the death penalty.
President Rodrigo Duterte might have lost the battle for the passage of the death penalty before it even began in the House of Representatives under the leadership of Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano.
Party-list Cong. Lito Atienza (Buhay) said the criminal activities of “ninja cops” serve as one of the strongest arguments against the return of the death penalty.
Buhay party-list Rep. Lito Atienza on Saturday warned that the so-called extortionist “ninja cops” were sure to use the possible revival of the death penalty to threaten prospective victims to make them cough up money.
CAMP GEN. VICENTE LIM, Calamba City – Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa on Thursday defended his proposal to restore the death penalty, saying his bill would only cover drug trafficking and drug-related crimes.
The mother of rape-slay victim Eileen Sarmenta would rather that criminals suffer behind bars for the rest of their lives, rather than to be killed using the death penalty.
Senator Panfilo Lacson is opposed to the revival of death penalty for persons convicted of heinous crimes since they will eventually die in prison. Lacson instead pushed for life imprisonment for the convicted terrorists, drug lords,!-->!-->!-->…
Senate Minority Leader Frank Drilon believes that the death penalty will never work as a deterrent to criminals like convicted rapist-murderer Antonio Sanchez.
Senator Leila De Lima believes there's a sinister reason behind Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra's announcement about convicted murderer and rapist Antonio Sanchez's possible release from prison.
Naniniwala si Senador Manny Pacquiao na mahihirapan na makalusot ang death penalty kapag ipinagsabay ang drug trafficking at plunder.
Former Quezon Rep. Erin Tañada has disputed the argument of Sen. Manny Pacquiao, He made Jesus Christ an example
Former Quezon Rep. Erin Tañada has disputed the argument of Senator Manny Pacquiao that death penalty is part of the teachings of the Bible. Pacquiao, a boxer and a pastor, has defended the proposed return of death penalty, saying God!-->!-->!-->…
Naniniwala si Senador Joel Villanueva na dapat na palakasin ang Justice system sa bansa bago isulong ang death penalty.
Sayang ang bala! Duterte prefers death by hanging
Fuego! Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin is amenable to the proposed death penalty by firing squad. The former Philippine representatives to the United Nations said executing convicts by firing squad was "forthright" compared!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…
Senator Imee Marcos has shifted her outlook on imposing death penalty for heinous crimes after opposing it when she was a congresswoman.
House Minority Floor Leader Bienvenido “Benny” Abante said he supports President Rodrigo Duterte over the re-imposition of death penalty in the country.
Senator Risa Hontiveros is opposed to the planned revival of death penalty since there is no evidence to prove it can deter crimes. Hontiveros, a known human rights advocate, said capital punishment is anti-poor and is usually used!-->!-->!-->…
Senate President Vicente Sotto III believes proposals to revive the death penalty would move faster in the Senate if its coverage is limited to drug-related crimes.
Senate Majority Floor Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri believes he and other senators should vote according to their conscience on measures reinstating the death penalty and legalizing divorce.
Benigno Aquino III on death penalty, West Philippine Sea, corruption
House Minority Leader Benny Abante on Wednesday said he’s in favor of reviving the death penalty but only for heinous crimes.