Otso Diretso bets in disagreement with the #YesToDeathPenalty trend

After the news of the brutal and horrendous murder of Christine Lee Silawan in Lapu-lapu City, Cebu came out, many people have called for the reinstatement of death penalty in the country.
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Christine was only 16 years old. She was found in a field with about 20 stab wounds, and the skin of her face peeled off. Contrary to previous reports released by the media, Lapu-lapu police reveal that there are no signs that she was raped.

Because of this horrendous murder, it sparked outrage online with people crying for the death penalty as punishment for those who commit these types of crimes.



Otso Diretso not for death penalty

With this trend happening online, it drew the attention of many politicians, including the candidates of the opposition who call themselves Otso Diretso.

According to them, they are not for the reinstatement of the death penalty.

This is a terrible crime for a student to suffer like this. But this is not a good reason to restore the death penalty,” said human rights lawyer and senatorial candidate Chel Diokno.

Samira Gutoc also had something to say.

"Kinamumuhi ko at kinaiiyak ko ang pagbabalat sa babaeng 'yun. Hindi po sana nangyari ito, but that should not bring out the animal in us," the Moro civic leader said.

Former solicitor general Florin Hilbay also said that while it is an emotional moment and an emotional circumstance, it is not a smart move to create emotional policies in lieu of it.

"Ang nakakatakot minsan ay nagagamit 'yung emotional response ng mga mamamayan para gumawa ng isang emotional policy response," he said.

"Ang death penalty ay short, emotional response sa nakikita. Sana 'yung response natin is more rational like a reform of our justice system," he added.

The recurring theme that they have been saying is that the death penalty will not solve any problem. Hilbay, along with the other Otso Diretso candidates said that it would be better to reform the justice system first and make sure that the system is working effectively and properly.

There have been many instances in the past where the death penalty was implemented and killed people later found out to be innocent of the crimes they were accused of.



"Mismong Korte Suprema ang nagsabi na 70 percent ng nabigyan ng death sentence ay mali pala. Kung ibabalik natin ang death penalty, marami diyan wrongful conviction," Hilbay said.

Diokno echoed this thought and said that the imposition of death penalty will not bring back crime as it has not worked in the past.

"Hindi pagpataw ng death penalty ang magpapatigil ng krimen," Diokno said.


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Source: ABS-CBN
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