Pinoy charged with drug tafficking in China to be executed on December 8

GMA News Online reports that the Philippine government "will try to commute to life sentence the penalty of a Filipino, convicted of drug trafficking in China, who is scheduled for execution on December 8 after the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) in Beijing affirmed his death sentence."

GMA News Online reports that the Philippine government "will try to commute to life sentence the penalty of a Filipino, convicted of  drug trafficking in China, who is scheduled for execution on December 8 after the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) in Beijing affirmed his death sentence."

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) did not provide the name of the 35-year-old man who was reportedly caught smuggling 1.495 kilos of heroin in Guangxi, China.

In a live interview on 24 Oras broadcast on November 30, Vice President Jejomar  Binay said, "Ako naman ay laging naniniwala na hangga’t hindi nangyayari ang ating kinakatakutan, ay may pag-asa pa tayo (I always believe that if the thing we are most afraid of hasn’t transpired yet, there’s always hope)."

Binay also revealed that President Benigno Aquino III has already written Chinese President Hu Jintao to ask Chinese government to lower the sentence to life imprisonment.

 

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