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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:

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.

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