Capital Punishment Quotes (47 quotes)
The Death Penalty Debate
The number is a fraud. Those opponents have intentionally included both the factually innocent the "I truly had nothing to do with the murder" cases and the legally innocent the "I got off because of legal errors" cases , thereby fraudulently raising the "innocent" numbers. This is easily confirmed by fact checking.
Yes to death penalty?
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The death penalty in the Philippines was first abolished in , making the Philippines the first country in Asia to terminate death penalty. In mid, a bill to reinstate the death penalty was submitted to Congress, citing recent right-wing coup attempts as example of the alarming deterioration of peace and order.
In the Philippines set an historic precedent by becoming the first Asian country in modern times to abolish the death penalty for all crimes. The move formed part of a determined effort to restore respect for human rights following the ouster of President Ferdinand Marcos. The new government of President Corazon Aquino also promulgated a Constitution with a Bill of Rights, established an independent Commission on Human Rights and acceded to the major international human rights treaties. With an average of up to twelve people being sentenced to death every month the Philippines, in less than four years, has gone from an abolitionist position to having one of the highest sentencing rates in the world. The Supreme Court has begun its review of these sentences and the first execution, by law possible after 27 February , could well presage a flood. At one time the Philippines, standing against a regional tide towards the increased use of the death penalty and seeking clemency for its own nationals facing execution overseas, stood as a positive role model in Southeast Asia.