Duterte pushes for death penalty at SONA

President Rodrigo Duterte pushed for the revival of the death penalty through lethal injection in his 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA).

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

The president has been loud in his call to resume the discussion on the death penalty a couple of times; focusing on drug trafficking and other heinous crimes as main cases for the grave sanction.

Likewise, Duterte put the reimposition of the death penalty in Congress’ list of priorities last year in his fourth SONA, noting that it was repealed due to the judicial process of the Philippines is either manipulated or bought for people’s convenience; it only favors the privileged.

The death penalty via lethal injection will be further deliberated.

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