AFTER TARLAC SHOOTING, MAKABAYAN SOLONS BUCK DEATH PENALTY REVIVAL
Members of the House Makabayan Bloc on Tuesday maintained that reinstating death penalty in light of the killing of Sonya and Frank Anthony Gregorio by Police Senior Master Sergeant Jonel Nuezca will not cure the defects in the country’s justice system.
The progressive lawmakers made the remark amid renewed calls for the reimposition of capital punishment following the killing of the Gregorio mother and son in Paniqui, Tarlac last Sunday.
“We in Gabriela Women’s Party are firm in our stand that the defects of our judicial and legal processes that enable impunity cannot be cured by the re-imposition of the death penalty,” said Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Arlene Brosas in a statement.
Like Brosas, Bayan Muna party-list Representative Ferdinand Gaite also opposed the reinstatement of death penalty following the Tarlac shooting.
Several lawmakers, including Speaker Lord Allan Velasco himself, condemned the killing of Sonya and Frank Anthony, with the House leader even saying that Nuezca must not go unpunished.
Parañaque City Representative Joy Myra Tambunting, for her part, supported the use of body cameras during police operations to ensure transparency.