Death Penalty in the Philippines

Topics: Death Penalty, Amnesty International, Capital punishment in the United States Pages: 3 (584 words) Published: August 31, 2012
Death Penalty in the Philippines 
|Aquino administration  | |1987 | |According to the 1987 Constitution, | | Art. III (Bill of Rights), Sec. 19. | |(1) Excessive fines shall not be imposed, nor cruel, degrading or inhuman punishment inflicted. Neither shall death penalty be imposed, | |unless, for compelling reasons involving heinous crimes, the Congress hereafter provides for it. Any death penalty already imposed shall be| |reduced to reclusion perpetua. | |In mid-1987, a bill to seeking to reinstate the death penalty for 15 'heinous crimes' including murder, rebellion and the import or sale of| |prohibited drugs was submitted in Congress.   | |1988 | |In 1988, the military started lobbying for the imposition of the death penalty. Then Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief General Fidel | |Ramos was prominent among those calling for the reintroduction of the death penalty for rebellion, murder and drug-trafficking. The | |military campaign for the restoration of the capital punishment was primarily against the CPP-NPA, whose offensives then included urban | |assassination campaigns. ...
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