MANILA – 61 percent of Filipinos agree with the reimposition of Death Penalty Bill for heinous crimes related to illegal drugs approved by the Congress.
This is based on the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey with 1,200 respondents nationwide.
However, more of those who favored the reimposition of death penalty have either little or almost no knowledge about the Death Penalty Bill.
Those individuals who support to impose death penalty again are from Metro Manila and class ABC.
In March, majority of lawmakers in the Lower House voted for the passage of House Bill 4727 or the Death Penalty Reimposition Bill on illegal drug related heinous crimes.
Offenses punishable by death penalty include importation, sale, trading, distribution, transportation and manufacture of dangerous drugs as well as the maintenance of drug dens and possession of 10 grams or more of illegal drugs.
According to Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella, the latest SWS survey reflects the pulse of the Filipino people and that the decision of the House of Representatives to pass the death penalty is on the right track.
Meanwhile, Senate minority floor leader Franklin Drilon believes the death penalty bill will not be approved by Congress because many senators are against it. – Rosalie Coz | UNTV News & Rescue
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