Posts Tagged death penalty

Death penalty in PH: How it started

Marje Pelayo   •   July 26, 2019

For more than 400 years, the Philippines had been a colonial territory of Spain and during those times, the death penalty had been in practice for specific crimes such as...

U.S. reinstates death penalty after 16-year break

Robie de Guzman   •   July 26, 2019

As the U.S. Justice Department reinstated a two-decades long-dormant policy allowing the federal government’s use of capital punishment, questions have arisen about how the government plans on implementing capital punishment...

13 senators to possibly favor reimposition of death penalty

Maris Federez   •   July 25, 2019

The reinstatement of the death penalty may have a glimmer of hope to be passed in the Senate with a seeming majority vote. Thirteen senators have, so far, manifested to...

At least 16 measures pushed by Duterte could pass Senate – Sotto

Robie de Guzman   •   July 23, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – At least 16 measures pushed by President Rodrigo Duterte in his fourth State of the Nation Address (Monday)could be passed in the upper chamber of Congress, Senate...

Duterte calls on Congress anew to reimpose death penalty

Robie de Guzman   •   July 23, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday (July 22) renewed his call for Congress to revive the imposition of the death penalty in the country. In his fourth State...

Lacson thinks execution by firing squad ‘too brutal’

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 10, 2019

The execution by firing squad, proposed by Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, would be ‘too brutal’ according to Senator Panfilo Lacson. Lacson, who also filed his own version of the...

Senators expect intense debate on death penalty bill

Marje Pelayo   •   July 3, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Christopher ‘Bong’ Go has filed the proposed death penalty as his first order of business in the Senate. Senate President Vicente Sotto III said, there is...

Bato dela Rosa wants death by firing squad for convicted drug traffickers

Robie de Guzman   •   June 26, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senator-elect Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa on Wednesday (June 26) said he is determined to push for death penalty by firing squad for convicted drug traffickers to strike...

Death penalty for drug trafficking possible in new Senate—Sotto

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 17, 2019

Senate President Vicente ‘Tito’ Sotto III said that death penalty for drug trafficking may be possible under the new Senate. During a Kapihan sa Senado forum on Thursday (May 17),...

Brunei’s sultan says gay death penalty will not be enforced after backlash

Robie de Guzman   •   May 6, 2019

Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah on Sunday (May 5) extended a moratorium on the death penalty to incoming legislation prohibiting gay sex, seeking to temper a global backlash led by celebrities...

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