Rep Lagman, Pagbabalik sa death penalty, magpapahamak sa OFWs na nasa bitay

Iginiit ng mambabatas na si Albay Representative Edcel Lagman na ang muling pagbuhay sa death penalty sa usapin ng droga ay magpapahamak sa buhay ng mga overseas Filipinos workers na nasa sitwasyon ng bitay ng kamatayan.

“If the death penalty is revived, the Philippine will lose moral ascendancy in negotiating for the lifting of the death sentences of Filipino OFWs numbering almost 100 worldwide,” ani Lagman sa pahayag.

“The irreversible trend is the diminishing number of countries imposing the death penalty.”

Inihayag din ni Lagman ang kakulangan sa empirical na nagpapakitang makababawas ang death penalty sa crime incidents sa bansa.

“The death penalty cannot be prioritized over the long-delayed reforms in our flawed police, prosecutorial and judicial systems which make genuine justice illusory to the vast majority of our people,” lahad ni Lagman.

Ang pagbuhay aniya sa death penalty ay ang ay bigong pagkonsidera sa hustisyang pantao.

“The death penalty further marginalizes and victimizes the poor who can neither retain competent counsel nor influence court decisions, unlike the rich and powerful,” saad pa ni Lagman.

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