Pacquiao says plunder convicts should serve life terms, without parole | Inquirer News
'Pagdusahan mo habang-buhay'

Pacquiao says plunder convicts should serve life terms, without parole

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 02:30 PM March 22, 2022
Presidential candidate Senator Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday said he wants magistrates and commissioners of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to be elected and not appointed by the president.

FILE PHOTO: Senator Manny Pacquiao. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Presidential candidate Senator Manny Pacquiao on Tuesday said parole should not be given to those who were convicted of plunder and graft charges as they should suffer the consequences of their crime to the full extent.

“’Pag corruption ang issue ng kaso mo, plunder ang kaso mo, dapat walang parole kapag nakulong ka at nasistensyahan ka,” he said in an interview over One News.

ADVERTISEMENT

(If your case is corruption, plunder, you should not be given parole if you were jailed and convicted.)

“Dapat pagdusahan mo habang-buhay hanggang sa mamatay ka, matapos ang buhay mo doon, nakakulong ka. Kasi nagnakaw ka, isa yan sa karumal-dumal at ang naghihirap ay yung mga tao,” Pacquiao added.

FEATURED STORIES

(You should suffer for the rest of your life. You should be in jail because you stole and it is the people who are suffering from your crime.)

He lamented how the country’s judicial system lacks budget and is “weak” which results to a number of still unresolved cases.

The process should be expedited, he said.

Pacquiao had proposed a “special court” where corruption cases will be tried, which would cut down the time for the resolutions to corruption and graft cases to three to six months.

One of the boxer-turned-politician’s major campaign promises is stomping out corruption in government, which he blamed for mass poverty and stunted economic growth, saying it is one of the country’s biggest problems.

EDV
Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: #VotePH2022, corruption, Parole, Plunder
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2023 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.