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    Posted: 24 June 2006 at 10:22am
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Philippines abolishes death penalty

The President of the Philippines, Gloria Arroyo, has signed a law abolishing capital punishment.

The change means 1,200 inmates on death row will now face life imprisonment.

Earlier this month legislators in the Philippines, a mainly Catholic country, voted overwhelmingly to abolish capital punishment.

By Philippines standards, the bill was pushed through in record time.

In a speech, President Arroyo said "we yield to the high moral imperative dictated by God to walk away from capital punishment".

Earlier she had assured the public that the end of the death penalty did not mean there would be a soft stance against criminals.

The Philippines is plagued by violent crime with guns readily available and used in even minor disputes.

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http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200606/s1671067.htm
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hey, its such a good thing.  its a sin to kill another person even if he is a sinner.
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Originally posted by s666 s666 wrote:

hey, its such a good thing. its a sin to kill another person even if he is a sinner.


eye for an eye

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Great! If only the US could do the same!
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Salam....

im Hydee from philippines..its a good thing that our president abolished death penalty... hope her mind wont be change!!!

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Originally posted by ak_m_f ak_m_f wrote:

Originally posted by s666 s666 wrote:

hey, its such a good thing.  its a sin to kill another person even if he is a sinner.


eye for an eye


an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind bro.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ak_m_f Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 June 2006 at 12:21pm
Originally posted by s666 s666 wrote:


Originally posted by ak_m_f ak_m_f wrote:

Originally posted by s666 s666 wrote:

hey, its such a good thing. its a sin to kill another person even if he is a sinner.


eye for an eye
an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind bro.


ok then... blood for blood.
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