Pres. Duterte favors death penalty by hanging

Pres. Duterte favors death penalty by hanging

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in a speaking engagement in Candon City, Ilocos Sur, said he prefers to retain the threshold for plunder at P50 million amid suggestions to lower it.
“Ten million is too ano. Ten million now is… Fifty million siguro. Death penalty for plunder at saka drugs. I am for it,” he said.

“If you are not a plunderer, if you do not have the money in the bank, why should you be afraid? ‘Yung 50 tama ‘yan, plunder,” Duterte added.

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The Chief Excecutive also said that he favors death penalty by hanging.
“Ako naman, ang aking take diyan is ayaw kong magsayang ng bala. Mahal ‘yang isang bala ng M-16. Siguro mga 70 pesos ‘yan. So sabi ko ‘yung lubid na lang, ‘yung gawa ng La Union. Talaga. Ano bang ginagamit niyo dito? So ‘yan ho. Pabiro na… Just a few thoughts exchange between you and me,” he said.
During his 4th State of the Nation Address (SONA), the Chief Executive urged Congress for the reimposition of Death penalty in the country.

Death Penalty in the PH (timeline)

1993 – under Republic Act 7659 capital punishment was restored during;
          the     presidency of Fidel V. Ramos.

1996 - Republic Act 8177 was passed, prescribing the use of lethal
          injection as the method of carrying out capital punishment.

2006 - Under the administration of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo she signed
              Republic Act 9346, which abolished the death penalty and
              downgraded the maximum penalty for crimes to reclusion perpetua
              (imprisonment of up to 40 years) and life imprisonment.

2016 – present, President Duterte has pushed for its reinstatement since
          the start of the presidential campaign and was also mentioned in 
          the 2017 SONA. His to allies in the Senate, Senators  Bong Go and           Ronald Dela Rosa has made it public that they will push for
              its reimposition.

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