Reasons Why the Death Penalty Should Not Be Implemented in Philippines

Philippines, a third world country. Notable of being one of the highest criminality rating in the world. Death penalty is never the solution. We should be aware what it costs.

The Top Ten

Poor defendants don’t have the wealth to hire a good lawyer.

I am also against death penalty. I can imagine rich people getting away with murder and poor people getting killed in extrajudicial killings.

Not all people has the the money to get a good lawyer specially those who are at the bottom of the social ladder. - joshsanz

Tendency of wrongful verdict.

Specially if the justice system is flawed. There is a high probability of a misjudgment. There are also cases of people who were executed and were later found out to be innocent. - joshsanz

That's right. I could not agree more.

It does not deter criminals.

In accordance to our constitution that one's life shall not be deprived from life property and liberty without due process in short due process is a must before giving the judgement and it is part of the 10 commandments that we should not kill others everybody deserve a second chance as human we are the ones who should help one and another

Studies have shown that no country has ever deterred criminalities by imposing capital punishment. Fear from death penalty will just make the criminals more careful on getting away with their crimes. - joshsanz

Lifetime imprisonment is much better.

If you want to get revenge on the person who has done something wrong to you, reclusion perpetua might be the best opion. Life in jail is no joke specially for rapists and killers. That’s according to some police officers. Also, it saves more money from the government fund than ending the life of the criminal. - joshsanz

Not arguing you're position on the death penalty, but is life imprisonment really less expensive? If so, prisons there must be horrid holes where no reasonable health concerns are addressed. It's rather costly in the US to house and provide living essentials for inmates. - Billyv

The trial is very expensive.

It’s very costly. Talking about the judge, lawyers and other logistics. The fund should be rather spent on educational, anti-poverty and law enforcement purposes. - joshsanz

The justice system is flawed.

The new administration should better focus on solidifying the integrity of the justice system instead of bringing capital punishment on the table. - joshsanz

The trial takes a lot of time.

Definitely. It takes more time to arrive a final verdict compared to typical murder cases which death is not being considered as an option. - joshsanz

The court is overloaded with pending cases.

Think about the pending case in the Maguindanao Massacre. Justice delayed is justice denied.

It’s not a question at all. The court has so many pending cases. - joshsanz

It is wrong to kill people

It is against the 5th commandment of God which is "Thou shall not kill". And we humans do not have the right to get one's life, only God has the right to do it.

Yes, because we people don't have rights to kill someone's life and steals it. everyone have a rights to live and worth for that.

It violates human rights.

I'm beautiful

This answer is nonesense

The Contenders

It justifies killing.

I can say that solitary confinement is better than death penalty.

Better because taking a life when avoidable is not justifiably, or because it's a more severe and longer term of punishment and suffering? - Billyv

Billyv, you are just simply justifying it. Killing is inhuman, as the word literally says so. - joshsanz

Say for example, if I was convicted of murdering one of your family members and then as a revenge, you’d want to kill me as well. Then what are our differences? None. We are just both murderers. - joshsanz

You actually see No difference at all? No difference in motivation or in the life of the first (possibly) innocent victim compared to one who chose to commit the murder of that innocent person? - Billyv

We can't solve a sin with another sin.


May lead to public execution.

This is just pure barbaric. - joshsanz

It is very expensive

A serum to kill someone isn't somthing you can buy from your local store. Its an expensive thing so the government could be saving more money by giving them a lifetime prison sentence rather then actually using expensive things to kill them

It haunts the executioners and juries psychologically.

The trauma, stress and all the other psychological effects are big-time if you’re the executioner or the judge in the trial. - joshsanz

We don’t give people a chance to change
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