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FALSE: British accountant 'faces the death penalty' in the Philippines

May 20, 2019 - 7:06 PM

The death penalty in the Philippines was abolished in 2006. The bill seeking to reimpose the death penalty is still pending in the Senate.

Death penalty for high-level drug traffickers 'possible' under new Senate

May 16, 2019 - 4:58 PM

'It's a possibility now because nadagdag nga 'yung pro-death penalty [senators],' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Brunei denies gay discrimination despite sodomy stoning law

May 11, 2019 - 11:16 AM

While the country's sultan announced this week that such measures would not be enforced, the country remains on the defensive at a rare review of its record at the United Nations Human Rights Council

PROTEST. Gay activists kiss as they stage a protest in front of the Brunei embassy in Paris over the sultanate's new death-penalty laws for gay sex and adultery, on April 18, 2019. Photo by Ludovic Marin / AFP

FALSE: Philippines is 'the only country in Asia' without death penalty

May 10, 2019 - 3:48 PM

The Philippines is one of 14 countries in Asia that have abolished the death penalty

Duterte Youth wants death penalty for heinous crimes

May 07, 2019 - 8:05 PM

Duterte Youth, one of the party-list groups in the 2019 polls, claims the death penalty would deter crime, though there is no strong evidence to back this

PARTY-LIST GROUP. Duterte Youth party-list group wants to revive the death penalty if it gains a seat in the Lower House in the 2019 midterm elections. Photo courtesy of Duterte Youth

Brunei won't enforce gay sex death penalty after backlash

May 06, 2019 - 2:08 PM

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah says a moratorium on capital punishment that already applies to Brunei's regular criminal code would also extend to its new sharia code, which includes death by stoning for various crimes

PROTESTING. Gay activists shout slogans as they stage a protest in front of the Brunei embassy in Paris over the sultanate's new death-penalty laws for gay sex and adultery, on April 18, 2019. Photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

[OPINION] In search for true justice: Death penalty is a false solution

Apr 19, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The passion of Christ vivified nothing less than the destruction of the scales of justice if only to tilt in favor of the selfish desires of the wicked

Labor Senate bet wants death penalty for corrupt politicians, drug sellers

Apr 08, 2019 - 8:58 PM

Labor lawyer Allan Montaño believes introducing death penalty on such grounds is 'not anti-poor'

LABOR BET. Allan Montano is an independent candidate running under the Labor Win coalition. Rappler screengrab

Otso Diretso: Don't use Silawan rape-slay to push for death penalty

Mar 25, 2019 - 3:20 PM

While justice must be served, opposition candidates say the case of 16-year-old Christine Lee Silawan should not be used to drum up support for the death penalty

In Cebu, Dela Rosa says Silawan murder proves death penalty needed

Mar 21, 2019 - 8:41 PM

Though there is no proof that Christine Lee Silawan's murderer is a drug addict, Ronald Dela Rosa points to her death as a reason to impose death penalty against drug traffickers

ON DEATH PENALTY. Former Philippine National Police chief and senatorial candidate Ronald dela Rosa speaks during a Hugpong ng Pagbabago campaign caravan in San Juan City on February 27, 2019. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

FALSE: Photo of seminarians 'supporting' death penalty

Mar 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM

The Immaculate Conception Major Seminary is in fact against death penalty

JV Ejercito wants death penalty for plunderers

Mar 03, 2019 - 8:37 PM

Reelectionist Senator JV Ejercito, whose half-brother Jinggoy Estrada is himself a plunder defendant, says capital punishment would discourage government officials from committing plunder

QC local candidates headed by QC Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte hosted the Hugpong ng Pagbabago senatorial candidates in their campaign caravan at the Amoranto Stadium in Quezon City. Thousands attended the event as Hugpong ng Pagbabago Mayor Sarah Duterte pledge to support the Serbisyo ng Bayan’s local candidates in the coming midterm elections. February 28, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

3 Senate bets want death penalty for plunderers

Mar 03, 2019 - 2:39 PM

Senatorial candidates Gerald Arcega, Jonathan Baldevarona, and Emily Mallillin believe life imprisonment is not enough for erring public officials

REVIVAL? The death penalty was abolished in the Philippines in 2006. File photo by Joel Nito/AFP

'No to death penalty, not even for terrorists' – Senate candidate Gutoc

Feb 17, 2019 - 10:30 PM

Opposition senatorial bets reiterate their stance against the death penalty during the first edition of ABS-CBN's 'Harapan 2019' senatorial forum

Death penalty removed from bill amending Dangerous Drugs Act

Feb 07, 2019 - 5:50 PM

The previous version of House Bill 8909 sought to impose the capital punishment for drug possession at parties

OTHER OPTIONS. A Social Weather Stations survey finds that Filipinos do not agree with death penalty if given other options.

House withdraws approval of death penalty for drug possession

Feb 06, 2019 - 4:38 PM

House Bill 8909, which imposes the death penalty and a P10-million fine on those found with illegal drugs at social gatherings, has been recommitted to the committee on dangerous drugs

OFW's execution in Saudi shows PH can't adopt death penalty – Locsin

Jan 31, 2019 - 12:47 PM

Reimposing the death penalty will make the Philippines 'lose the argument of respecting our culture,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr

TOP DIPLOMAT. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr attends a congressional briefing on the e-passport system on January 30, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Roque says no to death penalty in drug crimes

Jan 27, 2019 - 5:56 PM

Former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque contradicts the Duterte administration on death penalty for drug-related crimes

NO TO DEATH PENALTY. Harry Roque says he opposes the reimposition of the death penalty for drug-related crimes. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Japan hangs 2 for murder, bringing executions in 2018 to 15

Dec 27, 2018 - 1:58 PM

Japan is one of the few developed nations to retain the death penalty, and public support for it remains high despite international criticism

EXECUTION. Japan is among the few developed nations to retain the death penalty. Photo from Shutterstock

#AskTheTaxWhiz: New interest penalties under TRAIN law

Dec 12, 2018 - 3:15 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses the new rules on interest penalty under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law

Member of 'Texas Seven' executed 18 years after police murder

Dec 05, 2018 - 7:51 PM

With the execution of Joseph Garcia, only two remain in death row of the group known in infamy as the 'Texas Seven' for killing a police officer during a 2000 crime spree

TEXAS SEVEN. Texas planned to execute a man Tuesday who, along with 6 others known as the "Texas Seven," killed a police officer during a 2000 crime spree before being arrested thanks in part to the television program "America's Most Wanted." Texas Department of Criminal Justice/AFP Photo

In TV forum, Senate bets vs death penalty outnumber supporters

Dec 02, 2018 - 6:44 PM

Former police chief Ronald Dela Rosa, a senatorial aspirant, says he will also support a bill that imposes death penalty on corrupt officials

After shabu smuggling, Barbers asks Senate to pass death penalty bill

Nov 28, 2018 - 12:00 PM

'Death is the only language these criminals and big-time syndicates understand,' says House committee on dangerous drugs chairperson Robert Ace Barbers

DEATH PENALTY REVIVAL. House committee on dangerous drugs chair Robert Ace Barbers backs the bill reviving the death penalty for drug convicts. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

House approves stiffer penalties vs sexual harassment

Nov 12, 2018 - 8:30 PM

From a fine between P10,000 and P20,000, sexual harassers would be ordered to pay P50,000 up to P200,000 if the House bill is passed into law

NO TO SEXUAL HARASSMENT. Legislators want to impose stiffer penalties for sexual harassment cases. Illustration by Ernest Fiestan/Rappler

Singapore launches survey on death penalty

Oct 31, 2018 - 3:02 PM

The Ministry of Home Affairs says the survey is part of the government's 'regular research on our criminal justice system' and involves citizens and permanent residents

Where do 2019 senatorial bets stand on key national issues?

Oct 27, 2018 - 11:15 AM

When the senatorial campaigns kick off, check the candidates' claims against this list of issues that have so far made headlines in 2018

ISSUES. Rappler looks into the stands of senatorial bets on various political and national issues. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Malaysia to abolish death penalty – minister

Oct 11, 2018 - 4:44 PM

The Malaysian government has decided to scrap capital punishment because there has been strong domestic opposition to the practice

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Oct 10, 2018 - 9:39 PM

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SWS: Less than 50% of Filipinos want death penalty for 7 drug-related crimes

Oct 10, 2018 - 3:42 PM

'When you put the options, you don’t get a large number for death penalty on any crimes linked to illegal drugs, and that is, to me, the strongest finding,' SWS' Dr Mahar Mahangas says

Can you be Christian and support the death penalty?

Sep 22, 2018 - 10:00 AM

For Pope Francis, the dignity of the human person and the sanctity of life are the core values of Christianity, regardless of the circumstances

FORGIVENESS. Pope Francis leads the Angelus at the Drum Crescent, Knock, County Mayo on August 26, 2018, on the second day of his visit to Ireland to attend the 2018 World Meeting of Families. Photo by Tiziani Fabi/AFP

Neil Etheridge emerges as Cardiff game hero

Aug 18, 2018 - 10:42 PM

The Filipino-British goalkeeper saves a last-gasp penalty as Cardiff salvages a scoreless draw against Newcastle

MAN OF THE MATCH. Neil Etheridge and the Bluebirds earn their first Premier League point. Photo from @premierleague

Death penalty will be 'big help' to anti-drug campaign – DILG Chief

Aug 15, 2018 - 11:13 PM

'Kulang pa,' says Eduardo Año on current punishments for drug pushers and drug lords

PUNISHMENT. DILG-OIC Eduardo Ano during a press conference at the PDEA Headquarters in Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LOOK: Neil Etheridge makes 1st Premier League season penalty save

Aug 12, 2018 - 12:00 AM

The Azkals goalkeeper inks another page of history in his Premier League debut

MORE HISTORY. Neil Etheridge is officially the first Southeast Asian to play in the Premier League and he also makes the first penalty save of the season. Photo from Twitter (@premierleague)

[OPINION] Pacquiao’s Christianity and death penalty

Aug 10, 2018 - 8:51 AM

Pacquiao’s defense of the death penalty necessarily makes a distinction between redeemable sinners and hopeless human beings. People of faith must push back.

Death penalty 'inadmissible' in Catholic teaching update

Aug 02, 2018 - 8:00 PM

(UPDATED) The update to the Catechism text also says the Church will 'work with determination' for the abolition of the death penalty worldwide

CATECHISM. Pope Francis addresses his weekly audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican on June 6, 2018. File photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

CA again blocks Mary Jane Veloso's testimony from jail in case vs recruiter

Jun 08, 2018 - 2:23 PM

(UPDATED) The Court Of Appeals says the government must request Indonesia to allow the incarcerated Veloso to go to the Philippines and testify in courts here

Militant group Migrante with the mother of OFW Mary Jane Veloso, Celia, march towards the Court of Appeals in Manila on January 25 to encourage the court to allow Veloso to give her testimony while inside the Indonesian jail. Photo by Ben Nabong

FACT CHECK: A new death penalty law won't apply to De Lima's case

Jun 07, 2018 - 8:49 AM

The 1987 Constitution of the Philippines also prohibits the passing of any retroactive law

BuCor chief Dela Rosa wants death penalty for all drug offenses

May 12, 2018 - 8:40 PM

'Basta lahat na pertaining to drugs, dapat lahat tapusin na 'yan,' says Bureau of Corrections chief Ronald dela Rosa

DEATH PENALTY. BuCor chief Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa says he wants death penalty for anyone involved with illegal drugs. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Trump champions death penalty for drug dealers

Mar 20, 2018 - 11:26 AM

'If we don't get tough on the drug dealers, we're wasting our time. That toughness includes the death penalty,' says US President Donald Trump

COMMANDER IN CHIEF. US President Donald Trump calls for drug traffickers to face the death penalty. File photo by AFP

Trump to seek death penalty for drug dealers – White House official

Mar 19, 2018 - 9:24 AM

The White House official did not offer greater detail on how the death penalty could be invoked against drug dealers without amending statutes

DONALD TRUMP. US President Donald Trump answers to journalists upon his arrival on January 26, 2018 in Davos, Switzerland. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Japan executes two murderers, including teenage killer

Dec 19, 2017 - 4:56 PM

The death penalty has overwhelming public support in Japan despite repeated protests from European governments and human rights groups

U.S. states consider using fentanyl to execute inmates

Dec 14, 2017 - 1:45 PM

The states of Nevada and Nebraska are planning to supply prison executioners with the opioid painkiller, drawing criticism from doctors and activists who call the move a dangerous human experiment

WARNING. Bags of heroin, some laced with fentanyl, are displayed before a press conference regarding a major drug bust, at the office of the New York Attorney General, September 23, 2016 in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

North Korea says Trump deserves death for insulting leader

Nov 15, 2017 - 5:58 PM

The editorial of the North Korean official newspaper says, 'the worst crime for which he can never be pardoned is that he dared [to] malignantly hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership. He should know that he is just a hideous criminal sentenced to death by the Korean people.'

SUPREME COMMANDER. This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on November 15, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) inspecting the Kumsong Tractor Factory in Nampo City, North Korea. Photo by STR / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP

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Nov 03, 2017 - 11:30 AM

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Trump calls for death penalty for New York attacker

Nov 02, 2017 - 11:51 PM

Trump says he is considering sending Sayfullo Saipov, 29, to the military's notorious Guantanamo Bay detention center, but backed off the idea in a blast of early morning tweets calling for the death penalty

GREAT AGAIN. File image dated August 3, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump arriving to speak at a Make America Great Again Rally at Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, West Virginia. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Dela Rosa, Duterte, France on PH | Midday wRap

Oct 12, 2017 - 12:42 PM

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France hits bid to revive death penalty in PH

Oct 11, 2017 - 10:48 PM

'France is opposed to the death penalty everywhere and under all circumstances,' the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs says

DEATH PENALTY. President Rodrigo Duterte pushes to revive the death penalty in the Philippines. Malacañang photo

Iran parliament softens drug death penalty laws

Aug 13, 2017 - 10:11 PM

The bill raises the amount of illegal drugs that can trigger the death penalty

Despite Duterte push, no revival of death penalty in Senate – Lacson

Jul 25, 2017 - 11:45 AM

I don t see the death penalty being revived under his watch or at least with the present composition of the Senate says pro death penalty Senator Panfilo Lacson

LUMPSUM. Senators question the lump sum allocations in the 2017 budget of the Department of Public Works and Highways. Photo from Sen Lacson's official Facebook account

HIGHLIGHTS: Issues mentioned in SONA 2017

Jul 25, 2017 - 10:13 AM

Rappler compiles the following highlights of President Rodrigo Duterte s second State of the Nation Address

SONA 2017. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) before members of Congress on July 24, 2017. Malacañang photo