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Chiz Escudero urges PHL to lead campaign against death penalty

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Francis Escudero on Wednesday said the Philippines should lead the campaign for the abolition of death penalty as a punishment even as the government exhausts all means to commute the sentence on Mary Jane Veloso. “Una, […]
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Indonesia executes foreign drug convicts, defying global anger

Pinay mother spared at 11th hour By Nick Perry Cilacap, Indonesia (AFP) Tuesday 4/28/2015 – Indonesia executed seven foreign drug convicts including two Australians by firing squad Wednesday, causing Canberra to withdraw its ambassador over the “cruel” punishment. Authorities put...
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Death penalty: Let people decide – Sotto

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto said he would withdraw his proposal to revive the death penalty in the country if majority of Filipinos would say that they are against it. Aside from his bill pending in the Senate […]
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Miriam: Let rich inmates pay for their ‘kubols’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago reiterated Wednesday her proposal for the government to let rich convicts pay for their “kubols” since these have already been built. In an interview with reporters, Santiago said she recommended several years ago […]
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CBCP slams fresh talks on death penalty

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) slammed talks on the revival of the death penalty. In a report from CBCP News, the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Prison Pastoral Care (ECPPC) said: “…Taking away the life […]
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Drilon: Let debates on reimposition of death penalty start

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon on Wednesday said debates on the reimposition of death penalty should start to determine if it would really address rising crime incidents. “Sa aking tingin, pwede pa natin yang pagdebatehan. Hinihimok nga ng […]
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Palace makes fresh appeal to OFWs vs. falling for drug rings

MANILA (Mabuhay) – With at least three more Filipinos now facing possible execution for drug-related cases in Vietnam and in Malaysia, Malacañang on Saturday reminded Filipinos abroad to be wary of the modus operandi of drug rings asking them to […]
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Bistek could face raps for slapping drug suspect

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista could face charges for slapping a drug suspect who was caught red-handed with P15 worth of shabu during a buy-bust operation last Friday. Bautista has apologized to the public for the incident, […]
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Death penalty bill for foreign drug traffickers advances

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A proposal to impose the severest possible punishments –including the death penalty – on foreign nationals caught trafficking illegal drugs in the Philippines is closer to becoming a law after it hurdled the committee level in the […]
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House panel OKs proposal to impose death penalty vs. foreign drug traffickers

MANILA, Mar 12 (Mabuhay) — A proposal to impose the severest possible punishments –including the death penalty – on foreign nationals caught trafficking illegal drugs in the Philippines is closer to becoming a law after it hurdled the committee level […]
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