However, Lacson agrees that Dela Rosa has a point on public execution.
“Medyo brutal naman masyado ([firing squad] would be too brutal), although experience would tell us in , Lim Seng, when he was publicly executed through firing squad, almost gone, almost nil, if not totally nawala ang problem ng drugs (the drug problem went away)” he said.
Meanwhile, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr. opposes the reimposing death penalty.
In his Twitter post, Locsin said death penalty only ‘degrades society’.
“I’m against the death penalty. Doesn’t work; just creates an illusion of severity criminals see through easily. Scares nobody. It just degrades society by making everyone complicit in a capital error of miscarried justice. EJK is a crime of the cop; judicial killing is our crime,” the post reads.—AAC
by Marje Pelayo | Posted on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed giving assistance to three Filipino tourists who were sentenced to five-month imprisonment in Hong Kong for using forged documents.
According the DFA, the three call center employees were involved in a supposed “free Hong Kong tour” which turned out to be a scam.
They opened bank accounts, specifically with Bank of China and Standard Chartered Bank, using falsified documents.
Despite successfully opening an account, authorities suspected that the accounts were to be used for money laundering activities and so arrested the three when they returned to the bank.
“Consul General Antonio Morales reported that the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong has been providing in-kind support and legal advice to the three Filipinos, including jail visits to ascertain their condition,” the DFA said.
Sentenced on February 18, the three Filipinos pleaded guilty to two counts of “using a false instrument” before the Hong Kong Magistrates’ Courts.
For this, Morales said the three are expected to be released in March after serving a reduced sentence for admitting the offense.
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