By Alon Calinao Dy: The outgoing president Benigno Aquino III, also called as Pnoy, is believed to have convicted murderers and corrupt government officials in his term, but netizens said that it is not enough since crime, corruption and illegal drugs are still rampant nowadays.
There is now a growing fear among religious people particularly from the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) and Commission Human Rights (CHR) about the reinstatement of the death penalty that is proposed by the incoming president Rodrigo Duterte.
CBCP and CHR disagree to bring back the death penalty in the Philippines, and it is believed that Pnoy also supported this idea that there might be innocent men and women who would suffer wrongful conviction or imprisonment.
Disagreeing to the proposal of the presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte, the outgoing president Aquino suffered violent reactions coming from the netizens. Their comments are as follows:
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According to the netizens, it is time to support the incoming president Duterte for his proposal to reimpose the death penalty in the country. Those people who kill are more likely to be killed since they no longer respect or value the rights of other people to live.
Families of murder victims are the ones who suffer severe trauma especially when these criminals are still on the loose without committing justice for the victims. For this reason, many of these sufferers appeal to the government to bring back the death penalty in the country.
Although almost all religious people in the Philippines regard executions as immorals, a majority of Filipinos believe that it is the only way to minimize people from committing crime. Some also want to include drug lords and corrupt government officials among the people who would face death sentences and executions.
I support the reinstatement of the death penalty in the Philippines, but as human beings, let's still show some respect to the outgoing president Benigno Aquino III even though he could face possible charges from the incoming administration.
I believe criminals with or without the influence of illegal drugs are a serious threat to the well-being of the innocent Filipinos especially to the children. I think it's the right time to give our all-out support to Duterte Administration for having a POLITICAL WILL to end crime, corruption and illegal drugs in the next 6 years.