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No need for death penalty law

/ 12:14 AM April 19, 2017

Based on Natural Law, a State has no right to kill (execute) its own citizens. So capital punishment—death penalty—is immoral, illegal.

It is an irony that a bill is being debated on this issue by our lawmakers, when our police have already been encouraged (!?) to kill suspected criminals without due process.

So why do we need a law for all the extrajudicial killings happening so freely, with impunity, in our country nowadays?

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SR. NENITA TAPIA, MM

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