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Death penalty: No opting out

Apr 21, 2017 - 11:00 AM

It never makes good sense to flaunt our violation of international law After all when rapacious neighbors dig into our pie and leave not even the crust to us we seek relief by invoking our rights under international law

Villarin: PH to lose $12.8B in EU trade if death penalty returns

Feb 21, 2017 - 8:37 PM

Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says one of the considerations for countries to continue having tariff free trading with the European Union is the non imposition of the death penalty

ANTI-DEATH PENALTY. Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin is one of the lawmakers opposing the return of the capital punishment. Screengrab from congress.gov.ph

Hontiveros: Death penalty in our 'Kill Bill' list

Dec 08, 2016 - 7:20 PM

Two other lawmakers also condemn the proposal to revive the death penalty as well as plans to lower the age of criminal liability in the Philippines

Block return of death penalty in PH – Human Rights Watch

Dec 03, 2016 - 10:57 AM

The failure of the death penalty as a crime deterrent is globally recognized and the government should maintain the prohibition on its use says Human Rights Watch deputy Asia director Phelim Kine

Lawyers' group opposes death penalty, 'shoot-to-kill' policy

May 21, 2016 - 1:31 PM

The Free Legal Assistance Group says the proposals of President elect Rodrigo Duterte are illegal and unconstitutional and would render our legal system impotent and meaningless

'ILLEGAL'. The Free Legal Assistance Group calls on President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to abandon his plans to restore death penalty and to impose a 'shoot-to-kill' policy.