QCPD legal officer says no to death penalty
MANILA, Philippines – A Quezon City police official on Thursday openly denounced the reimposition of the death penalty.
“I am not in favor of the death penalty,” lawyer Jay Borromeo, a legal officer of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) said at the National Congress Against Death Penalty forum in Pasig City.
“I am a Christian, and if you read the Bible, there are so many injustices that have been committed. Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Christians during the imposition, this should not happen again, we should not repeat this again,” he said.
“The right to life is essential to human rights, that’s why we lawyers, the lawyers who are with me today, teach the PNP to respect human rights,” he added.
Asked to comment on PNP chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde’s support for the reimposition of capital punishment, Borromeo replied: That’s his opinion.”
“As lawyers, we are entitled to think and in giving our opinion on a legal matter,” he told INQUIRER.net. /gsg
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