Pinoys favor death penalty, but bill ‘dead’


MORE Filipinos favor the reimposition of capital punishment for heinous crimes related to illegal drugs, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey, but Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Wednesday declared the death penalty bill as good as dead.

The poll, conducted from March 25 to 28, showed that 61 percent of respondents approved a proposal by the House of Representatives to reimpose the death penalty on heinous crimes, while only 23 percent disapproved.

This yielded a “good” net approval of +38, which was the difference between the percentage of respondents who approved and disapproved of the proposed law.


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  1. A country with a population of 100 million people, very poor society. There is no death penalty? these people are living in the land of fantasy. it like the Pope saying to people they should not use condom for sex outside marriage or an underage child got rape and should not get abortion. I rest my case for Philipine.