Duterte Considers Restoring Death Penalty via Public Hanging if Elected President


Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said that he considers restoring death penalty through public hanging if he ever wins presidency.

In his Sunday TV show “Gikan sa masa, para sa masa,” Mayor Duterte said that if he wins president, he promised to put an end to corruption, illegal drugs, and criminality in his first three to six months in office.

He said, “Addiction is easy money. Once you get it, it’s a done deal, you’re already into eternal addiction. I will not hesitate to use the military and the police and maybe, exercise the extraordinary power of the president.”

He added, “I will recommend to Congress the restoration of death penalty by hanging in public.”

He emphasized that under his leadership, Davao City achieved zero casualty in terms of firecrackers, when the city banned the use of it to guarantee public safety.

Additionally, he said, “If you don’t like my style because it sounds dictatorial, then, vote for (Sen. Grace) Poe, (Vice President Jejomar) Binay, (Sen. Miriam Defensor) Santiago, forget all about me.”

What do you think of Mayor Duterte’s view regarding death penalty and public hanging? Do you agree or disagree with him? Why?

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