Pacquiao: Drug traffickers deserve death penalty

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Tuesday, February 7, During the public hearing of the Senate justice and human rights committee on the proposed death penalty bills, Senator Manny Pacquiao said "drug traffickers deserve death penalty."
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“We need to take a firm stand against drug traffickers. On a personal level, I can forgive. However, the heinous crime of drug trafficking is committed not just against a person, but against the nation. Drug traffickers deserve death penalty,” Pacquiao said.

Pacquiao said the Senate committee should tackle the seven bills proposing the death penalty separately.

Pacquiao is the author of three death penalty bills on heinous crimes such as illegal drugs, kidnapping, and aggravated rape.

He said “less compelling reasons for other offenses” might “weigh down” the urgency of reimposing death penalty for drug traffickers.

“Kailangan na nating magpasa ng batas na pupugsa, punto-pot-punto, sa lumalala pa rin nating problema sa droga. There is now a need to enact a measure that will decisively repress drug trafficking,” Pacquiao said.

“We cannot ignore the immensity of the drug problem in our country. We cannot maintain the status quo. We need to take a firm stand against drug traffickers,” he added.



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