Bills Filed to Reinstate Death Penalty, Lower Age of Criminal Liability

Incoming speaker Pantaleon Alvarez filed two bills that he said would serve as deterrents to criminality. He proposed the reimposition of the death penalty for heinous crimes, as well as the lowering of the criminal age from 15 to nine. Duterte is seeking wider measures in order to follow through on his campaign promise to wipe out criminality within six months…

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