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Duterte: Death penalty is for retribution Not intended to deter crime

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday stood by to his plan to push for the reimposition of the death penalty despite claims by Catholic church leaders and human rights advocates that executions are not a deterrent to crime. […]
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Senate shouldn’t pass death penalty law to please Duterte: Lacson

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senator-elect Panfilo “Ping” Lacson has thumbed down the proposed restoration of the death penalty only during the six-year term of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte. “I don’t agree. The Senate is a self-respecting institution and should not legislate to...
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‘Super majority’ not a guarantee of rubber stamp Congress for Duterte, experts say

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – With President-elect Rodrigo Duterte all but assured of majority support in Congress, political analysts on Wednesday weighed in on whether the legislature would become a rubber stamp of the next administration. Duterte’s key allies have successfully sealed...
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Duterte warns De Lima: ‘Don’t fight me; you’ll lose’

DAVAO CITY, May 26 (Mabuhay) – The word war between presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and Senator-elect Leila de Lima is far from over. In an early morning press conference here on Thursday, the incoming President said he would launch an […]
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CHR, CBCP to block Duterte’s plan to revive death penalty

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and the Catholic church will oppose presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s plan to ask Congress to revive the death penalty in the Philippines. “Aantabayanan natin ang [magiging] deliberasyon sa Kongreso, at kami...
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Duterte: Call me ‘Mayor of the Philippines’

DAVAO CITY  (Mabuhay) – Do not call him Mr. President. Call him Mayor of the Philippines. Presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte told reporters late Sunday that he is not comfortable with being addressed as “President”. Rather, he wants to retain the […]
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Running mates Escudero, Poe disagree on death penalty issue

MANILA, Mar 21 (Mabuhay) – Vice presidential aspirant Francis “Chiz” Escudero maintained on Monday his position against the reimposition of the death penalty in the country despite presidential aspirant Grace Poe’s support for it. “No,” Escudero, Poe’s running mate in...
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Unabated drug trade in PHL

The startling revelations made recently by controversial presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte about the possibility of the country becoming a narco state in  the near future should be look into seriously by law enforcement agencies involved in the fight against illegal […]
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VP Binay no longer in favor of restoring death penalty

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay isn’t keen on reviving the death penalty to resolve the crime problem in the country. In a radio interview, Binay said bringing back the capital punishment is not the way to ensure crimes […]
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Chiz urges gov’t to look into funding ‘blood money’ for OFWS on death row

Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero wants the government to study the possibility of utilizing public funds to raise “blood money” for distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle East in order to save them from death penalty. But before making […]