The Death Penalty Law is now up for second reading before the House of Representatives. File

LIST: Crimes punishable by proposed death penalty
( - December 7, 2016 - 4:35pm

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives justice committee has approved the proposed measure to reinstate death penalty in the country.

House Bill 1 or the Death Penalty Bill is now up for second reading.

READ: House body approves death penalty bill

Under the proposed measure, three methods may be used in executing the death penalty — hanging, firing squad or lethal injection.

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The following crimes will be punishable by the proposed death penalty:

  • Treason
  • Qualified piracy
  • Qualified bribery
  • Parricide
  • Murder
  • Infanticide
  • Rape
  • Kidnapping and serious illegal detention
  • Robbery with violence against or intimidation of persons
  • Destructive arson
  • Plunder
  • Importation of dangerous drugs and or controlled precursors and essential chemicals
  • Sale, trading, administration, dispensation, delivery, distribution and transportation of dangerous drugs and or controlled precursors and essential chemicals
  • Maintenance of drug den
  • Manufacture of dangerous drugs and or controlled precursor and essential chemicals
  • Possession of dangerous drugs
  • Cultivation or culture of plants classified as dangerous drugs
  • Unlawful prescription of dangerous drugs
  • Criminal liability of public officer for misappropriation, misapplication or failure to account for the confiscated seized or surrendered drugs
  • Criminal liability for planting evidence
  • Carnapping

— Patricia Lourdes Viray

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