7 months De Lima stresses prosecution, judicial reforms – not death penalty – needed in PH MB
By Vanne Elaine Terrazola Senator Leila de Lima on Monday urged her colleagues in Congress to address the country’s problem with criminality by pushing for bills on prosecution and judicial reforms. Senator Leila de Lima (REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco / MANILA BULLETIN) De Lima made the appeal as she maintained her opposition to the proposed revival of the death penalty in the Philippines, specifically for heinous crimes. The lawyer and human rights advocate said the “oft-repeated” calls to reinstate capital punishment, “and to equate death with justice is a patently fallacious and iniquitous way” of dealing with the issue. “Criminality is a ... more