Majority of polled readers favor death penalty | Inquirer News

Majority of polled readers favor death penalty

/ 04:36 PM May 17, 2016

Facebook Death Penalty Poll

Most readers were in favor of reviving the death penalty in the Philippines, according to the results of’s Facebook and Twitter polls. on its social media pages asked netizens on Monday evening whether or not they were in favor of bringing back capital punishment in the country.


In the Facebook poll, 83 percent of 1,434 votes were in favor of bringing back the death penalty  while only 17 percent opposed it.


On Twitter, 67 percent of  3,474 favored the revival of the death penalty while 33 percent expressed opposition.


On Monday, presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte said the death penalty must be re-imposed during his administration to deliver his promise of cracking down criminality and illegal drugs in the country.

READ: Duterte vows to restore death penalty for heinous crimes

Duterte said he wanted to restore the death penalty for drug-related crimes, rape, robbery, car-jacking, carnapping or vehicle robbery, and plunder.

Human rights groups and the Catholic Church have said that they would block any move to restore the death penalty in the country.

But Duterte was firm in his stand, saying he was ready to stake his life and honor and even the presidency to fulfill his vow of ending crime within the first three to six months of his administration. JE/rga

READ: Duterte to order ‘shoot-to-kill’ for criminals, reinstate death penalty

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