The manhunt against released convicts who failed to surrender will resume this October, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Thursday (Sept. 26).
Senator Leila De Lima has maintained that the original Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) Law are consistent with the law itself after President Rodrigo Duterte blamed her for the mess over…
Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) officials are allegedly taking inmates' socioeconomic standing when naming their price for the so called "GCTA for sale" scheme, a witness said Monday (September 9).
Malacañang on Thursday shrugged off the claim of a lawmaker that the release of nearly 2,000 inmates convicted of heinous crimes was a “massive jailbreak.”
President Rodrigo Duterte pushes for the revival of death penalty for heinous crimes in the Philippines.
Senator Bong Go has filed a bill reinstating the death penalty for heinous crimes such as plunder and involvement in the illegal drug trade.
Senators against the reimposition of death penalty are seen to outnumber those seeking to re-impose it as punishment to heinous crimes, Sen. Richard Gordon said Tuesday (Feb. 7).
Even individuals who commit heinous crimes aren't beyond saving in the eyes of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).
Even if it is on the list of priority bills, the fate of legislation seeking to reimpose the death penalty against heinous crimes is not quite certain at this time, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said Tuesday.
For someone who openly rallies behind the re-imposition of capital punishment in the country, a daily execution of death convicts may be too much, if not, even more worrisome.
For House Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro, the list of 21 heinous crimes in the proposed death penalty restoration bill is too short.
The reimposition of the death penalty won't cure the "ailing" criminal justice system in the Philippines; getting rid of corruption will.
Akbayan Rep. Tomas Villarin hinted Tuesday (November 29) that Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez's self-imposed "deadline" on the passage of bills seeking the return of death penalty has caused solons to act with haste.
President Rodrigo Duterte has questioned the existence of God as innocent people continue to be the subject of heinous crimes in the country and around the world.