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Philippine lawmakers punished for opposing death penalty

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jeez! this administration is clearly bringing Philippines back to dark ages! this is not democracy anymore! is this the change that they are promising!? sorry but keep your change!

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Duterte is only carry out his election promises, the people back him. Many other countries use the death penalty as a deterrent, others actually carry it out --http://drugabuse.com/the-20-countries-with-the-harshest-drug-laws-in-the-world/ -- Who are we to criticise what policies are installed in countries that aren't our own, however much our own consciences might be offended.

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Who are we to criticise what policies are installed in countries that aren't our own, however much our own consciences might be offended

In the present story it is not "we" who are criticising this alarming move - it is elected politicians in Duterte's own party. And they are being punished for merely expressing opposition. If The Philippines ever did have any semblance of democracy, let it be known it is now non-existent.

one of Duterte’s top legislative priorities is a bill to lower the age of criminal responsibility from 15 to nine.

Nine years old?!

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Who are we to criticise what policies are installed in countries that aren't our own, however much our own consciences might be offended.

"2010 - Chinese authorities arrests Japanese citizens in China for "illegal activities" as revenge after weeks of growing tension between China and Japan over the arrest of a Chinese trawler captain by the Japanese coastguard when the Chinese fishing boat rammed a Japan Coast Guard vessel on disputed waters of the East China Sea"

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Duterte has already implemented the death penalty in the Philippines. The only difference this time round is that it is conducted without trial in the streets and homes of citizens who may or may not be guilty of crimes.

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That whole country is a mess,and has been long before The Punisher arrived on the scene. It would be best to boycott anything that coral from the phillipines

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