Join with Amnesty International to stop the return of the death penalty in the Philippines
Currently, the Philippine government is trying to bring back the death penalty, and is rushing usual processes to push through the new law. The death penalty was abolished in the Philippines under the 1987 Constitution. Former President, Fidel Ramos, reinstated the death penalty in 1993, only for it to be abolished again in 2006. Since President Duterte got into power, there have been six months of killing encouraged by the government with more than 5,000 people dead. Now, the Philippine government may go back on the commitment they made 10 years ago to abolish the death penalty. President Duterte has made reviving the death penalty in the mainly Catholic nation his top legislative priority.
“There was death penalty before but nothing happened. Return that to me and I would do it every day: five or six (criminals). That’s for real.” – President Duterte
Time is running out. We haven’t got long to stop lawmakers reintroducing the death penalty in the Philippines. Help stop the death penalty returning to the Philippines. Act now and send an email to all members of the Philippine Congress voting on the bill over the coming weeks.
Amnesty International’s efforts
Amnesty International have put together an urgent action to stop the reinstatement of the death penalty in the Philippines. Join with them to stop this horrific action occurring.
Supporting Amnesty International
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How you can help
Send your urgent message to all members of the Philippine Congress.
“I am deeply concerned at the possible reintroduction of the death penalty in the Philippines and I write to respectfully ask you to oppose draft legislation to this aim when it comes for your consideration …”