Netizens scrutinized the death penalty statement of Manny Pacquiao
Senator Manny Pacquiao has this statement on the death penalty and netizens criticized him because of this.
Arguments are being raised now if death penalty will be revived or not. Regarding this matter, the boxing champ turned politician said that he is in favor of reviving the death penalty because he said it is not illegal in the sight of the Lord and the government.
“Gusto ko lang po i-explain sa lahat na ang pag-reinstate death penalty sa bansa natin [ay] hindi po illegal, hindi po labag sa mata ng gobyerno, sa mata ng Panginoon dahil biblically, allowed po ang gobyerno, the authority which is established by God, to impose [death penalty], especially [on heinous crimes],” the lawmaker said.
Based on the report from Inquirer, Manny Pacquiao also said that it is a saddening fact that amid the pandemic, there are still crimes happening.
“Marapat lamang na parusahan ang mga drug manufacturers and traffickers dahil ang kanilang nasa isip ay kung paano pa lalong magpayaman,” the Senator stressed.
He also said that he filed a bill in the 17th Congress that will impose deat h penalty to “certain heinous crimes which involve manufacturing and trafficking of dangerous drugs.” That was during his first year as a senator.
Because of this statement of the Senator, several netizens bashed him on Twitter, especially when he cited the religious aspect of his stand on death penalty in the Philippines.
Here are some comments against Manny Pacquiao.
In 2019, 18th Congress, Pacquiao filed the enate Bill No. 189 as one of his priority measures. He believes that the “nation is in danger due to the extent of drug use instigating heinous crimes” and this is happening even drug supply and demand reduction programs are being implemented in the country.
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