Actress and philanthropist Angel Locsin disapproves of the revival death penalty but suggests the imposition of long-term and non-bailable sentences to heartless corrupt officials.
In her Instagram story, with the current PhilHealth corruption issue, she said that though she is against the death penalty, these corrupt officials are an exemption.
“I’m against death penalty, But for the people who steal from the poor and sick, especially during a pandemic, you deserve the death penalty,” Angel said.
However, she retracted her statement saying she had changed her mind and now suggesting long-term and non-bailable sentences to these heartless officials.
“Changed my mind. Mahaba-habang pagkakulong sa siksikan na preso, with no chance of of parole ang para sa mga walang pusong corrupt officials,” she suggests.
[Changed my mind. Longer imprisonment in crowded jails, with no chance of parole for those heartless corrupt officials]
During the latest SONA of President Rodrigo Duterte, he mentioned he wants the revival of the death penalty through lethal injection for hideous crimes.
“I reiterate the swift passage of a law reviving the death penalty by lethal injection for crimes specified under the Comprehensive Dangerous [Drugs] Act of 2002,” he said.
However, a lot of people disagree with this recommendation of Duterte. Aside from religious beliefs, the poor justice system in the country cannot guarantee a fair trial.
Many believe that justice is only for those rich and powerful. So, considering these unfair judicial proceedings in the country, the probability of sentencing an innocent person to death will be high.