Duterte's administration should conduct a rigorous study and a referendum before thinking to revive death penalty in the country, said Malacañang on Sunday.
Herminio Coloma, Jr.(Presidential Communications Operations Secretary) said after Justice Secretary Emmanuel Caparas hinted of possible international penalty against the country if death penalty is restored.
“The Secretary of Justice is affirming that the country has existing commitments to the United Nations and that reviving the death penalty is a vital policy change that needs to be thoroughly studied by the incoming administration and the 17th Congress,” said Coloma.
“The people’s voice needs to be heard, too, to ascertain whether indeed the majority would like to see this come to pass,” he added.
President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has pushed for the restoration of death penalty in the country as part of his strong campaign against criminality. The tough-talking soon to be Philippine President also prefers the capital punishment will be carried out by hanging instead of lethal injection.
Source: Manila Bulletin