Death Penalty as we all know is a Legalized form of Killing or murder; it is a legalized “SIN” because “to kill or to murder” what we all know is sin and some called an act of killing or murder an “EVIL act”.
Does the implementation of Death Penalty bring life, justice and end heinous crimes in the Philippines? I don’t think so. But the new Vice President of the Philippines Jejomar Binay thinks it so as he utter his desire to bring back death penalty in the Philippine in his outburst emotional response when he attended the wake of the brutally murdered son of attorney Oliver Lozano at media interview.
“Dapat ibalik na ang death penalty…” ( “It is high time to bring back death penalty”) —-Jejomar Binay
Death Penalty has been in the Philippines since the Marcos administration but was only removed at the time of former Philippine president Corazon Aquino and was revived during between the administration of former Philippine presidents Fidel V. Ramos and Joseph Ejercito Estrada and was removed again at the time of the recent former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo because of the mistake and failure of the execution of the First ever Filipino to receive death penalty by lethal injection –Leo Echagaray for the crime of rape which was found eventually that he is not guilty or was innocent of the crime he was accused of and the true rapist is at large and unknown. What a big slap on the Philippines justice system, thus it was removed. It was the roar and pro-death penalty campaigns in the media which influenced unlearned people that Leo Echagaray succumb into untimely death before he was proven innocent; so sad that people at that time were driven by brainless wrath to revenge for the rape victim.
But now Vice president Binay, is wishing to bring it back? ; To repeat this “sad scenario” just to tell to the world that “we do justice”, WHAT JUSTICE?? Does he think well when he utters a wish for its revival or is he just emotional overwhelmed at the wake of the brutally murdered son of attorney Oliver Lozano?
There are many bad consequences to the justice system of the Philippines when Death penalty will be rekindled its frightening presence in the Philippines.
More injustices will be engendered in the end by mistakenly sentencing to death innocent poor Filipinos and foreigners once they could not proven themselves innocent at the allowed period of presenting evidences and proofs that one is not guilty of the crime being accused of and by the influence of ignorant brainless and heartless wrathful masses.
Moreover, if one is financially poor and destitute how can one find a trustworthy attorney that cannot be bought by money, to depend one’s innocence?
Truly more innocent lives will be shredded unjustly by this satanic capital punishment.
Furthermore, we already know that the financially rich and wealthy prosecuted and accused ones could pervert justice and could buy money-face attorneys, lawyers and judges.
Therefore, is this “death penalty” will stop heinous crimes or will just added more unjust crimes perpetrated by its revival and presence, wherein “death penalty” is also a heinous crime concealed by the law of legality of the state or country. For death penalty is an act of torturing a person until it dies, which has no difference with the sadistic and psychotic behavior of seemingly soulless criminals who torture first their victims before they eventually kill their victims.
Death penalty is NOT HUMANE ACT, rather it is BEASTIAL ACT. Bestial act (death penalty) against bestial act (heinous crimes) will not solve or eliminate crimes within the country or state. Fear is not the answer and will not uproot the main cause of crimes. it just controls but never solves; it just control the symptoms but never cures and heals.
A more humanitarian solution is the key to solve bestial problems like crimes; for every effect (activities) there is a cause (reason for the activity).The cause should be addressed to solve the problem and not controlling the effects without removing the cause; For the effects will not end if the cause is not removed.
Remember Filipinos, your National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal was a victim of Death penalty or capital punishment which is Firing squad during the Spanish occupation but he is innocent.
Remember also Filipinos, your beloved colonial religious deity Jesus Christ was also a victim of Death penalty or capital punishment which is crucifixion but Jesus Christ is innocent.
Remember also Filipinos, your beloved fellow Filipinos that have suffered Death Penalty on other countries by hanging are also innocent.
Remember Filipinos, the humane in you and don’t let the bestial overtake your human side.
Remember Filipinos, to Love and Understand and don’t let Hate and Wrath overtake that Love and understanding within your soul.