Senator Bongbong Marcos wants to bring back the death penalty but only for illegal drug-related crimes, according to local reports.
News reports say that while the senator knows that there’s no easy solution to the drug problem in the country, the negative effects that illegal drugs have brought to society have convinced him to support reenacting the death penalty back into law. According to him, the pushing of illegal drugs have now become prevalent in different parts of the country.
In an interview with Mike Enriquez, Marcos reportedly said:
“Ang mga bagong report ay nakakatakot. Akala natin noon ay urban areas lang ang apektado. Ngayon hindi na, hanggang bukid na ang drug problem… Ibig sabihin, kahit saan ka pumunta, hindi lang sa mga siyudad meron kang madadatnan diyan na nag bebenta ng droga, nagtutulak.”
According to the senator, if he wins as vice president, he would push for stronger ties with international agencies to solve the problem of drug trafficking:
“…Dahil international na problema ito e… Sa aking pananaw, ang problema sa droga ay hindi lamang para sa pulis, at PDEA (Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency) , dapat lahat ng ahensya ay involved dito.”
The vice presidential aspirant also wants to prosecute the big drug lords, not just the small-time pushers.
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