Catholic bishops open to dialogue with lawmakers on death penalty

Credit to Author: William Depasupil, TMT| Date: Sat, 08 Aug 2020 14:58:09 +0000

CATHOLIC bishops are open to a dialogue with lawmakers over a proposed  measure seeking the reimposition of the death penalty. The Episcopal Commission on Prison Pastoral Care (ECPPC) made the call as the House of Representatives’ Committee on Justice resumed its hearing on the proposed legislation. “We at the ECPPC are ready to dialogue with […]

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More Dead Bodies, Gov’t Takeovers: Duterte’s Authoritarian Threats Continue

Credit to Author: Sammy Westfall| Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2020 14:29:22 +0000

In his nearly two-hour State of the Nation Address riddled with contradictions and ironies, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte laid future plans to continue to exert his power against those he considers enemies.

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Tolentino wants white-collar crimes punished by death

Credit to Author: acerojano| Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:08:11 +0000

Tolentino wants white-collar crimes punished by death

MANILA, Philippines — White-collar crimes that “leads to massive deception” should also be punishable by death, neophyte Senator Francis Tolentino said on Wednesday. During the Senate session hours after the Blue Ribbon Committee conducted a hearing into the alleged corruption and anomalies within the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), Tolentino called for the expansion of […]

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Pacquiao backs appeal to keep Jesus out of death penalty debates

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2019 01:12:52 +0000

MANILA, Philippines – Sen. Manny Pacquiao, who invoked the Holy Bible in previous discussions on the death penalty,  echoed Senate President Vicente Sotto III’s recent appeal not to drag Jesus Christ in debates on the reimposition of capital punishment in the country.

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Sotto: Stop invoking Jesus in death penalty bill debates

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2019 01:42:24 +0000

Sotto: Stop invoking Jesus in death penalty bill debates

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President  Vicente Sotto III on Wednesday appealed to colleagues to stop invoking religion and the name  of  Jesus in the discussions on the proposed reimposition of the death penalty.

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