My
stand

I am

bringing back the death penalty.
Amid calls for its revival in the light of heinous crimes such as rape-murder cases, Malacañang has maintained that it does not favor capital punishment, which was abolished in 2006 during the administration of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

  • SAMSON ALCANTARA

     AGAINST 
    The death penalty is not a deterrent. As a matter of fact, it might encourage the commission of crimes. ‘Yung mga taong gusto nang mamatay — he commits a crime in order that he will subjected to the death penalty.
  • SONNY ANGARA

     AGAINST 
    I voted for the repeal of the death penalty a few years back.
  • BAM AQUINO

     AGAINST 
  • GRECO BELGICA

     FOR 
    When you have a 12-year-old na matapos kidnapin, ni-rape ng apat na araw tapos pinatay, tapos walang death penalty? Palagay ko merong mga kasalanang nararapat patawan ng kamatayan.
  • NANCY BINAY

     AGAINST 
    Hindi rin ako for death penalty kasi dapat pag-aralan natin kung papaano made-deter 'yung talagang deterrent ng crime at saka 'yung talagang strict implementation of our laws.
  • TEDDY CASIÑO

     AGAINST 
    We have always been against the death penalty dahl tingin natin, given the flaws of our judicial system, ang mabibiktima talaga dito ay 'yung mahihirap. The deterrent to a crime is not the penalty but the certainty of being caught.
  • ALAN PETER CAYETANO

     AGAINST 
    Whether its one day, one year, one hundred days or the death penalty, if you think that you won’t get caught then the penalties mean nothing.
  • TINGTING COJUANGCO

     FOR 
    I think, for certain crimes, yes.
  • LITO DAVID

     AGAINST 
    Walang karapatan ang estado na kumitil ng buhay ng kahit na sino, matindi man 'yung krimen na nagawa ng isang tao. This has something to do with our faith.
  • JC DELOS REYES

     AGAINST 
    We're against that, given the justice system in the Philippines, especially if a poor accused given a PAO lawyer and a rich accused has 10 lawyers from the best law schools.
  • JV EJERCITO ESTRADA

     NO STAND 
    Yung recent crime wave is a blackeye on the administration. Whatever economic gains we have will go to waste if the peace and order situation is not improved. If it really does not improve, baka it is worth considering.
  • JACK ENRILE

     AGAINST 
    We do not live in a perfect society. Our justice system is an imperfect system.
  • CHIZ ESCUDERO

     AGAINST 
    Isa ako sa mga bumoto para alisin ang death penalty sa batas natin. Nananatiling ganun ang posisyon ko, hindi dapat ibalik 'yan... Ang daming wanted na hindi naman nahuhuli, kahit gaano kabigat 'yung parusa balewala din 'yun. Pangalawa, hindi pa perpekto 'yung justice system. Sa kasaysayan ng pagpapatupad ng death penalty, madalas ang napapatawan niyan 'yung mahihirap nating mga kababayan at hindi 'yung mga may kaya na kayang magbayad ng abogado at minsan ng huwes pa.
  • BAL FALCONE

     FOR 
    Only as a very last resort. Kung talagang the crime has been committed several times and talagang beyond rehabilitation na itong criminal na ito. I think even the bible allows death penalty.
  • DICK GORDON

     AGAINST 
    I’m against that. Delikado, kawawa ang mahirap. Ako, napatayan ako ng tatay, napatayan ako ng pamangkin. Pero ididiin ‘yung mahirap? Walang abugado? ‘Di nag-iimbestiga properly? Walang crime science? Mabuti pa ‘yung nasa [kulungan]: may laban pa siya kung siya’y inosente. Kung siya’y nagkamali, mas masarap magdusa nang gano’n—buhay ka pero ‘di ka makalabas, nahihirapan ang pamilya mo dahil sa kalokohan mo? ‘Yon ang deterrents.
  • ED HAGEDORN

     FOR 
    Oh, yes, 'yung mga crimes na karumal-dumal, dapat talagang meron no'n.
  • GRINGO HONASAN

     AGAINST 
    It's not the penalty that will deter the crime. It is the swiftness and the certainty and efficiency of the justice system, not the penalty. In more developed countries they are killing each other by the hundreds and thousands as part of their justice system. China, 'di ba, they execute people by the dozens everyday? China still has the same drug problem.
  • RISA HONTIVEROS

     AGAINST 
    Ito ay cruel, inhuman at degrading. Ito rin ay anti-poor dahil karamihan ng nasa death row ay mahihirap. Hindi ito deterrent sa kriminalidad.
  • LOREN LEGARDA

     NO STAND 
    I want to see how it can be a deterrent to crime but definitely we need to do something about criminality but if it's a deterent to crime but I'm very angry when it comes to insestious rape and to gruesome murders it angers me but I want to see the direct correlation between death penalty and it being a deterrent to crime.
  • MARWIL LLASOS

     AGAINST 
  • ERNIE MACEDA

     FOR 
  • JAMBY MADRIGAL

     NOT AVAILABLE 
  • MITOS MAGSAYSAY

     AGAINST 
  • JUN MAGSAYSAY

     FOR 
    I think we should bring it back, especially if it's heinous crimes like plunder of the public treasury. I think there must be some kind of death penalty at some level to make our society understand that it can happen to them if they are really anti-social.
  • MON MONTAÑO

     AGAINST 
    It will not be a deterrent for crime. We should strive instead for uncompromising enforcement of the law.
  • RICARDO PENSON

     AGAINST 
    You don't have to take somebody's life just because he or she took somebody else's life. That's barbaric.
  • KOKO PIMENTEL

     AGAINST 
    The purpose of death penalty is you go to the extreme. It's an extreme penalty to deter the commission of crimes eh wala eh, there is no study that the existence of death penalty as well as the imposition of death penalty have deterred the commission of crimes by another person, wala eh. So what's the point? Life imprisonment, the harshest punishment, should suffice.
  • GRACE POE

     AGAINST 
    Sanctioning capital punishment is equivalent to allowing the state to be an instrument of death rather than an entity that promotes life in our society. Instead of death penalty, what the government can do to curb criminality today is to reform the criminal justice system.
  • CHRISTIAN SEÑERES

     NO STAND 
    Depende sa mood ng taon. Kung dumadami ang krimen na karumaldumal, eh 'di sige, ibalik natin. Hindi ko sinasabing chameleon ako 'pag dating sa isyu na 'yan. Ang sinasabi ko lang, sundin natin ang batas, maging representative tayo. Kung gusto ng tao, ibalik. Kung ayaw, tanggalin. Obey the people.
  • ANTONIO TRILLANES IV

     AGAINST 
    I am against it. Instead, I am pushing for a more effective law enforcement and a reformed justice system to curb rampant criminality.
  • BRO. EDDIE VILLANUEVA

     FOR 
    Ang sabi ng Good Book, ang death penalty should be applied to heinous crimes nang sa ganoon, magkaroon ng peace and order ang lipunan. Kung hindi, kaliwa’t kanan ang chaos at anarchy, sapagkat hindi matatakot ang mga merong criminal minds na umabuso.
  • CYNTHIA VILLAR

     AGAINST 
    Pro-life ako eh. I don’t think that death penalty will discourage crime. As long as there is punishment, the severity of the punishment is immaterial.
  • MIGZ ZUBIRI

     AGAINST 
    I was in favor of the revival of death penalty. The key word was "was"... What made me change my mind was my renewed vigor of faith. Naaawa din po ako sa mga biktima. Isa po ako sa 26 [representatives] na kumontra sa panukalang i-repeal ang death penalty law. Pero ngayon ako ay sumasang-ayon o magfa-file ng isang panukala na ang henious criminals ay ilagay sa isolation, parang ‘yung ginawa nila sa Alcatraz na mag-isa ka sa selda mo, 2 meters by 4 meters ‘yung laki, ‘yung banyo [at] kama mo, nandu’n na rin. Once a week ka lang ilalabas. Sa tingin ko, mas matindi pa ‘yan kaysa kamatayan kasi ‘yung pinaka-sane, ‘yung pinakanormal na tao, siguradong masisiraan ng ulo dahil sa isolation na ‘yan.
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Eleksyon 2013