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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 […]
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VACC leader supports Duterte for president

MANILA (Mabuhay) – One of the leaders of the anti-crime watchdog Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) will support Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte if he runs for president in 2016. VACC board member Arsenio “Boy” Evangelista said the group […]
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Govt seeks pardon for Pinoy couple sentenced to death in Malaysia

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippine government has repeatedly appealed to Malaysian authorities to release on humanitarian grounds a Pinoy couple sentenced to death in Sabah for drug smuggling, the embassy said Tuesday. Timhar and Nurie Ong were arrested in August […]
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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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