Should Congress Give in to Duterte’s Demand to Reinstate the Death Penalty?


The Philippines is the Menudo melting pot where religion and politics mix together to come up with a colorful and interestingly flavored concoction unique to this mixed-breed people that conspicuously keep appearing in headlines with all the noise they generate from their small corner of the globe.

Again we are talk of the town all over the world as The Punisher graces the cover of Time Magazine. And what more can you expect from the man – with a mouth that fires daunting threats (against the objects of his fuming rage) as deadly as the blazing guns he uses to turn his city of Davao into a peaceful haven of rest for many crime-weary Filipinos – than to be true to his word of suppressing criminality in lightning-fast fashion – the very reason he was voted into power for.

As New York Times reports:

Mr. Duterte said he would ask Congress to reimpose the death penalty, which has been suspended since 2006 in the face of staunch opposition from the dominant Roman Catholic Church. Capital punishment by hanging, he said, should be imposed for heinous crimes, and criminals convicted of killing, robbery and rape should receive “double the hanging.

Why Believe in Catholic Priests?

With about 90% of the population being adherents of the Christian faith, it is quite ironic that many priests and citizens are against capital punishment. However, it is a breath of fresh air to at least hear news that newly elected  Christian Senators Villanueva and Pacquiao seem to show signs that they are reading their textbook.

Look: The New Testament (the main textbook of every adherent) itself supports it. Read for yourselves what it says about secular government …

For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.

Did you see that? “bear the sword” = Government is allowed to kill.

Unless we think that the opinions of local priests are over and above the written constitution of their religious institution (the very foundation of their belief system), we should not even be listening to their nonsense when it goes against it. We as lay individuals have as much gray matter in our brain as these self-proclaimed leaders of the faith. They have nothing on us – so why should we be giving more weight to their “opinions” than to what our basic common sense dictates and what we can read with our very own eyes?

That’s like giving more credence to what your local high-school teacher has to say than to a scientific paper extensively peer-reviewed by experts in the first world.

The Catholic priests call for the respect of even one human life (the criminal). Did they think about the human lives (in plural) that fall into the hands of just one lone serial raping/murdering son of a bitch? – and the many more the apathetic sadist will victimize if he manages to escape or bribe his way out of our leaky justice system.

Common sense dictates the death penalty should be reinstated:

  1. It is an effective deterrent against crime if executed relentlessly
  2. It lowers the cost of maintaining our pathetic and dehumanizing penal system
  3. Congress will be abolished and a revolutionary government will be set up if lawmakers get in the way of President Duterte fulfilling his promise to the people
  4. It will fatten the fish in Manila Bay (which will be good news to fishermen in the area who complain of hardly catching anything much nowadays)

Now just imagine. No.3 is a lot of porky meat failing to line the deep pockets of our lawmakers who have invested so much just to be in the position they are in now (how about their ROI?); would they really want to miss out on that if their club gets abolished?

Even better, if these hardened criminals fight it out in gun battles as Du30 would prefer it, just imagine the cost savings in investigations and litigation proceedings, fees to lawyers and judges, and the years of board and lodging taxpayers have to shoulder – it just saves our society so much time, effort & money if they just died on the spot where they are found red-handed committing the heinous act they have no shame in (such as sniffing the life out of a poor kidnap victim whose parents failed to bring the full ransom for).

Filipinos are Changing – From Emotionalism to Common Sense 

We may still remember how the entire country was engulfed in sorrow and tears when just one of our precious kababayans had to hang abroad (Flor Contemplacion, Singapore), or the relief it gave an anxious vigil-holding fingers-crossed people when such an execution was stayed (Mary Jane Veloso, Indonesia).

Somehow the memories and fears associated with these emotion-filled experiences got calloused out with the relentless Du30 speeches that have bombarded our ears these recent months filled with his expletive-laced “I will kill you” lines; and instead of cry, we all began to laugh. What has become of our people? Well, I guess – we just got our common sense back with the rise of Mr. No-Nonsense Mayor of the Philippines.

So let’s get those “heads rolling” guys… coz there’s a lot of culling to do in the land of dysfunctional drug-intoxicated zombies. And don’t worry; at 100M and baby factories churning out even more than we can ask or imagine, 10 heads a week won’t even make a dent.


Post Author: zaxx

Zealous revolutionary advocate of bringing back common sense for the common good in a land of dysfunctional and delusional zombies.

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I believe in capital punishment. The Death Penalty should be brought back. Religion should stay away from government. We are not a Theocracy…

Hardened criminals are emboldened to commit heinous crimes; because they know they will not be executed. They will end up in Bilibid Prison, manufacturing Shabu, and get rich. Who would not want to become a criminal?


there will never have peace in the Philippines unless they distribute hacienda luisita to the farmers at no cost. it’s their land. they must uproot the cause of misery for the Pilipinos so there will no more fight to fight for. then, Philippines will prosper. it’s the first step duterte should do distribute the land and have them pay for the land they converted to housing, golf course, commercial center, etc. agricultural land should never be converted to anything else.


As if those fucking priest will the one be the one to fully rehab those assholes. They don’t even pay tax so they have no say to government, they should just preach in corner for their blind followers. They don’t pay for criminals food in prison, or in court so they should have no rights to meddle.


There is much abuse of power in the Government and the ruling elites that mostly decides the fate of the common people, Death Penalty is I think the most effective protection that the common people will have in a system that does not listen to the cry of injustice.

Niall R

At a detached level,I support capital punishment,more for the fact that it removes the chance of the executed repeating their crimes.

At a more practical level,virtually everybody complains about the incompetence and corruption in the justice system,from police to Supreme Court.

Hands up everybody who would be happy to be accused of an offence they did not commit with the likelihood of the death penalty.


The condemned man’s voice is laced with dark promise as he/she continues. “Remember Father, evil is simply ‘live’ spelt backwards.”

We now have to ask the question what would be considered a heinous crime. Capital punishment should also include the conviction of politicians because corruption and plunder needs to be considered a heinous crime and political immunity must be removed. There is nothing like the option of death that makes you check in balance if your actions and decisions are based under a moral code, because it forces you to ask, do you believe in repercussions after death, “Are you prepared to meet your maker?” If every politician are placed under the gun and asked the question “Will you be… Read more »
Robert Haighton
Zaxx, All I hope and wish for is that you will never end up in death row while not being guilty at all. Furthermore, and if I am not mistaken a few USA states still have the death penalty. I dont see crime going down in USA. So for me the death penalty is useless. I think the majority of most Western European countries see the death penalty as something barbaric. Personally, I could be in favor of the death penalty bec I guess its cheaper than holding somebody in jail for a life time. Finally, I have learned something… Read more »

Capital punishment must be reinstated ASAP. Blatant disregard to life by all the murderers, pedophiles, rapists and drug dealers and other scums of society. Bring back the Guillotine and install fear to whoever wants to commit this heinous crimes.

Do some research first. Visit a few PAO lawyers from different regions. Inquire about complaints against police/PDEA frame-ups – modus, frequency, outcomes. PAO lawyers would know if their client is guilty or innocent. Hulidap is a very lucrative “venture”. A rogue team would typically round up 2 to 5 victims PER NIGHT. That victim could just be your “boy” na inutusan mo lang bumili ng toyo sa kanto. Because the justice system here is so primitive, victims would rather just “settle” than get incarcerated for 2 years defending themselves from the frame-up. Settlement ranges from P20k to P200+k per victim.… Read more »
What happened to this site? Condoning the death penalty? Using the bible to condone capital punishement? Fuck it why not bring back slavery to while you are at it? Why not also refuse women to speak in church? Hell fuck it why not also kill a woman on her marriage night if she is not a virgin. Here is the reality. Corruption is rampant in the pnp, the author knows this, this site has stated as much 100s of times. These are the people you are going to put your faith in to help pursue ” bad people”. Your words… Read more »
No one can Moralize death since killing is bound in morals whether it is lawful or unlawful…Basis of Christian principle commandment that is ” Thou shall not Kill” defines that there is no difference if one person was killed out of circumstance, passion, greed. Even harshest punishment such as death cant bring back life. It’s about mercy and justice, in case of Euthanasia, a person dying and suffering of Cancer, can death be justified? Can mercy outweigh death? Or if a convicted criminal guilty of heinous crime can really perceive the value of life? Cause one can’t accept life without… Read more »
Link to PDF document Zaxx the site u gave research from was from one very biased bible belt state…. But hey look im not hear to change your mind…just that of your readers if anyone swallows your ramblings. Your justice system here has failed and needs fixing. Your whole culture is one of corruption. From every facet of this country in the ten years i have been there corruption is everywhere. From paying an service bill to getting a ticket…its everywhere. And somehow trusting your police service, government and local politicians with bringing back capital punishment is going to fix… Read more »

I live in Norway, at least metaphorically. I see the past elections have done nothing to change that.


Did the Catholic Church REALLY condemns death penalty? ACTUALLY NOT! They’d supported the death penalty before especially at the time of Spanish era in our country:

And now here’s the question, what happened after that when finally the Catholic Church decided not to support capital punishment in spite that there are still more crimes & corruption that plagued into our country and some parts of the world then & now?