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[OPINION] Divorce, death penalty, and the dangers of religious fundamentalism

Oct 22, 2019 - 9:59 AM

Violence exists in households around the country. The death penalty is ineffective in deterring crime.

Pacquiao: Trust Supreme Court justices in deciding death penalty cases

Aug 06, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says: 'In this imperfect world, death can be imposed. And this imposition of death penalty is irrevocable because you can't bring back the life.'

DEATH PENALTY. Senator Manny Pacquiao, a Born-again Christian, gives a privilege speech on his proposal to reimposition of death penalty for high-level drug traffickers. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Sotto: 'Very divisive' death penalty bill priority in Senate debates

Jul 22, 2019 - 3:27 PM

The Senate will also prioritize the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act which amends the Human Security Act of 2007, says Senate President Vicente Sotto III

PRIORITY. Senate President Vicente Sotto III says death penalty is among the priority bills to discussed in the 18th Congress. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Bato: Death penalty bill for drug trafficking 'not anti-poor'

Jul 04, 2019 - 2:11 PM

'Deterrence talaga 'yan. Sampolan natin. Firing squad natin sa Luneta. Tignan natin kung maghakot sila ng shabu dito satin,' says Senator Ronald dela Rosa on his version of death penalty bill

NEOPHYTE. Senator Ronald €œ'Bato'€ dela Rosa faces the Senate media at the weekly forum of Kapihan sa Senado on July 4, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva

Death penalty for high-level drug traffickers 'possible' under new Senate

May 16, 2019 - 4:58 PM

'It's a possibility now because nadagdag nga 'yung pro-death penalty [senators],' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Where do 2019 senatorial bets stand on key national issues?

Oct 27, 2018 - 11:15 AM

When the senatorial campaigns kick off, check the candidates' claims against this list of issues that have so far made headlines in 2018

ISSUES. Rappler looks into the stands of senatorial bets on various political and national issues. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WATCH: House passes death penalty bill on 3rd and final reading

Mar 08, 2017 - 7:03 AM

214 yes 54 no 1 abstain – that s how the House of Representatives voted for the death penalty bill

LIST: How congressmen and women voted on the death penalty bill

Mar 07, 2017 - 9:14 PM

UPDATED A total of 217 lawmakers voted in favor of the measure while 54 voted against it and 1 abstained

FINAL VOTE. A total of 272 out of 293 members of the House of Representatives showed up on March 7, 2017, for the final reading of the bill reintroducing the death penalty. The yes vote won. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

LIVE: Final reading of death penalty bill at the House of Representatives

Mar 07, 2017 - 5:11 PM

On Tuesday March 7 the representatives present at the plenary session will be given 8 minutes each to explain their votes on HB 4727 Follow live updates here

Plunder cases in the Philippines: Was anyone punished?

Feb 18, 2017 - 9:51 AM

UPDATED Of the two people convicted of plunder so far only one – a lowly BIR cashier – is still serving her sentence Former president Joseph Estrada was pardoned

Senate poised to kill death penalty

Feb 07, 2017 - 7:37 PM

Senator Richard Gordon says only 10 out of the 24 senators are in favor of the measure that President Rodrigo Duterte has asked Congress to pass

Gov't lawyer fails to defend death penalty bill in Senate

Feb 07, 2017 - 4:20 PM

The Philippines ratified in 2007 an international treaty that binds signatories to take all necessary measures to abolish the death penalty within its jurisdiction

 SECOND HEARING. Senate tackles proposals to reimpose death penalty in the Philippines

Lawmakers urged to reject revival of death penalty

Nov 27, 2016 - 8:15 PM

Amnesty International says bringing back the death penalty would be a major setback for human rights and would also be a violation of the Philippines obligations under international law

The pet bills of President Duterte

Aug 01, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Duterte did not mention in his first SONA two bills that his top allies in the 17th Congress declared they would prioritize: the reimposition of the death penalty and the lowering to 15 years the minimum age of criminal responsibility

President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his State of the Nation Address, as Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez listen. Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

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Jul 11, 2016 - 12:00 PM

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De Lima counters Duterte-backed death penalty bills

Jul 11, 2016 - 12:20 AM

As an alternative Senator Leila de Lima plans to file a bill that would impose qualified reclusion perpetua for the most heinous crimes

COUNTER BILL. Senator Leila De Lima is set to file a Senate bill to counter death penalty measures. File photos

Duterte asks lawmakers to revive death penalty

Jul 10, 2016 - 1:31 PM

[He] mentioned he thought we should bring back the death penalty especially for drug traffickers says Senator Sonny Angara one of the lawmakers at the late night Saturday meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte in Davao City

DEATH PENALTY. President Rodrigo Duterte meets Congressional allies in Davao City and asks them to revive the death penalty. File photo

Duterte: Death penalty is retribution

Jun 22, 2016 - 7:08 PM

President elect Duterte says detractors of the death penalty have a fractured view of death penalty as he thinks the death penalty is less of a deterrent and more of retribution

SUPPORTS DEATH PENALTY. President-elect Rodrigo Duterte scoffs at critics of death penalty. File photo by Manman Dejeto/ Rappler

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May 16, 2016 - 1:10 PM

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