Senator Marcos files bill imposing death by lethal injection for serious crimes

Senator Marcos files bill imposing death by lethal injection for serious crimes

Senator Imee Marcos is making her stint as a senator count, she filed a bill seeking the re-imposition of the death penalty by way of lethal injection.

Sen­ate Bill No. 1234 or the proposed “Reimposition of Death Penalty Act of 2019”  was filed last December 12, which sought the death penalty for crimes of treason, qualified bribery, plunder and for offenses under the Danger­ous Drugs Act, murder, robbery with violence or intimidation of persons and rape.

Senator Marcos also wanted crimes of piracy in general and mutiny on the high seas or Philippine waters, qualified piracy, parricide, infanticide, kidnapping and serious illegal deten­tion, robbery with violence against or intimidation of persons and destruc­tive arson.

Senator Josefa "Imee" Marcos
(photo credit to owmer)

“The Covenant on Civil and Politi­cal Rights also recognizes that capital punishment is an allowable limitation on the right to life which is subjected to the limitation that it be imposed for the most serious crimes,” Marcos said 

Senator Imee explains that time has changed and it is imperative for Congress to by law re-impose the death penalty since the current system of reclusion perpetua and life imprisonment has not deterred offend­ers from committing such crimes.
“Drug-related crimes impose an immense burden on society. In the Philippines, the Dangerous Drugs Board reported that more than 4.74 million persons in the country have used illegal drugs at least once in their lifetime,” she said.

“The consistent rise of drug-in­duced crimes in the country pose that the imposition of reclusion perpetua and life imprisonment, in lieu of death penalty, may not be a notable deterrent to the commission of such crimes,” she said.

“The law is an organic, living thing that must respond to our extraordinary times,” she stressed.

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