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The Senate Justice and Human Rights Committee are holding the hearing on the revival of the death penalty today February 7, 2017.
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Highlights:

  • Bureau of Corrections: 5,591 in Bilibid sentenced to life imprisonment
  • Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption Legal Counsel Ferdinand Topacio: I cannot believe the poor are underrepresented in court
  • Topacio: Circumstances now permit reimposition of death penalth
  • Department of Social Welfare and Development: Death penalty is cruel, denigrating, inhuman, anti-poor
  • Bureau of Jail Management and Penology supports reimposition of death penalty
  • Philippine National Police - Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management: Death penalty for heinous crimes may not be an all-out solution, but it will be a big first step
  • Sen. Leila de Lima: Death penalty is wrong on legal, moral, ethical, constitutional grounds
  • Sen. Risa Hontiveros: Like extrajudicial killings, death penalty will only kill the poor
  • Hontiveros: Death penalty is anti-poor. It is inefficient and costs more than life imprisonment. It denies due process.

Watch the Full Video Coverage below courtesy of CNN Philippines.
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