Sen. Tito Sotto wants death penalty back, says life imprisonment doesn’t scare criminals

Oh, boy, he’s fixated on this.

Maila Ager of Inquirer.net reports that Senator  Vicente  "Tito" Sotto  III has filed a bill seeking to revive death penalty in the Philippines for persons who are convicted of committing heinous crimes.


According to the report, Sotto filed on Tuesday (January 28) Senate Bill 2080 known as "An Act imposing death penalty in the Philippines." The senator said in the explanatory note in the bill that the proposal, which seeks to repeal the law banning death penalty, is justified by the occurrence of " indiscriminate and horrendous brutality happening everywhere."

 

Sotto said that the government has to resort to bringing back death penalty since "the imposition of life imprisonment proves to be a non-deterrent against criminality." Under the senator's proposal, the death penalty will be carried out through lethal injection.

 

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