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/ Newspress | December 07, 2016 16:21

Bill to restore capital punishment includes carnapping as crimes punishable by death

The death penalty may soon be reinstated after the House justice committee recently approved the bill that will restore capital punishment.

The panel voted 12-6-1 for House Bill Number 1, which sees the return of the death penalty. When approved by the House of Representatives, capital punishment will be imposed on various crimes including carnapping among other things.

Other crimes included in House Bill Number 1 are:

  • Treason

  • Qualified piracy

  • Qualified bribery

  • Parricide

  • Murder

  • Infanticide

  • Rape

  • Kidnapping and serious illegal detention

  • Robbery with violence against or intimidation of persons

  • Destructive arson

  • Plunder

  • Importation of dangerous drugs and/or controlled precursors and essential chemicals

  • Sale, trading, administration, dispensation, delivery, distribution, and transportation of dangerous drugs and/or controlled precursors and essential chemicals

  • Maintenance of drug dens

  • Manufacture of dangerous drugs and/or controlled precursors and essential chemicals

  • Possession of dangerous drugs

  • Cultivation or culture of plans classified as dangerous drugs or are sources thereof

  • Unlawful prescription of dangerous drugs

  • Criminal liability of a public officer or employee for misappropriation, misapplication, or failure to account for the confiscated, seized and/or surrendered dangerous drugs, plant sources of dangerous drugs, controlled precursers and essential chemicals, instruments/paraphernalia and/or laboratory equipment including the proceeds or properties obtained from the nulawful act committee

  • Criminal liability for planting evidence concerning illegal drugs

With its swift approval at the lower house, House Bill No. 1 may meet the targeted date before Congress goes for a Christmas break. President Rodrigo Duterte is adamant for the return of capital punishment as he sees it necessary for his war on criminality.