Crime Rate Down 31.67%, as Duterte Seeks Reimposition of Death Penalty

Police claims that the crime rate is down 31.67% for July to November compared to the same period last year. President Rodrigo Duterte took power in July on an anti-crime platform. Murder cases, however, are up by 51.14% as cases of extra judicial killings have piled up. Duterte is also keen on re-imposing the death penalty and plans to execute five to six death row convicts every day. This has drawn concern from several sectors, with…

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