Gloria Arroyo, President of the Philippines, has signed legislation abolishing the death penalty. This move comes on the eve of a visit to see Pope Benedict XVI and only two weeks after the legislation was confirmed by Congress. The change in sentencing law will lead to more than 1,200 prisoners having their sentences changed to life imprisonment.
Arroyo has made assurances that "we shall continue to devote the increasing weight of our resources to the prevention and control of serious crimes, rather than take the lives of those who commit them". She was ...view middle of the document...
* Death sentence is the judicial decree; execution is the actual killing
* It has been already abolished twice, first was on 1987, then reintroduced in 1993, and abolished the second time on 2006 by Gloria Arroyo
* Justice is better implemented by making him chargeable for what he has done and letting him suffer while he is living; killing a person is like letting a prisoner run away from what he has done
* Why would the court even implement a law to prevent murders and other instances wherein a person has to be killed when they would be the judge if a person were to be killed or not, if the death penalty law were approved?
* Killing a person is giving him a chance to run from a punishment he deserves
* Death sentence is immediately sentencing a person to execution once he has done a crime equaling to death, when the court approves this, it means there is a chance that they might be killing an innocent person, whereas when they let him live, they could still find a way to vindicate him
* Outline briefly the other speakers: “I will be speaking about the history of the death penalty law and how it is not beneficial to giving justice, our second speaker, ms cortz, … and our third speaker, ms cortez blah balh
* Reject or accept the definition, if they are wrong, correct them