Pres. Duterte urges Congress to revive Death Penalty by Lethal Injection

Pres. Duterte urges Congress to revive Death Penalty by Lethal Injection




President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in his fifth State of the Nation Address(SONA) reiterated his call for the Philippine Congress to revive the death penalty by lethal injection.

He made such call in the Batasan Pambansa when all of the nation is listening to his speech.


“I reiterate the swift passage of a law reviving death penalty by lethal injection for crimes specified under the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002,” President Rodrigo Roa Duterte said.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte
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Duterte has been consistent with his call since he assumed office of Malacanang in 2016, that the death penalty should e revived to sow fear to those personalities that has committed the crimes specified under the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

The call for the revival of the death penalty act is not solely for the heinous crimes related to illegal drugs, but also includes the crime of plunder.

It might be recalled that the country suspended the implementation of the imposition of death penalty in 2006 when then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed Republic Act No. 9346.


The last person convicted and sentenced to death by lethal injection was Leo Echegaray.


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