Reinstate death penalty for plunder, drug crimes: Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte is requesting both houses of the Congress to reinstate death penalty for heinous crimes related to illegal drugs and plunder.

“Let the reason why I advocate the imposition of the death penalty for crimes related to illegal drugs. Our citizens have begun to do their part in the war against drugs, and through the barangay formation of anti-drug councils, and also actually surrendering bricks of cocaine found floating in the sea into our islands,” President Duterte said during his SONA delivered July 22, 2019.

“However, the drugs will not be crushed unless we continue to eliminate corruption that allows this social monster to survive,” he added.

“I respectfully request Congress to reinstate the death penalty for heinous crimes related to drugs, as well as plunder,” he said.