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Quote Angel Replybullet Topic: Philippines abolishes death penalty
    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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Quote s666 Replybullet Posted: 24 June 2006 at 7:55pm
hey, its such a good thing.  its a sin to kill another person even if he is a sinner.
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Quote ak_m_f Replybullet Posted: 24 June 2006 at 8:53pm
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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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Quote Muslima Replybullet Posted: 25 June 2006 at 7:07pm
Great! If only the US could do the same!
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Quote kimting Replybullet Posted: 28 June 2006 at 1:05am

Salam....

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

salamalaikum....
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Quote s666 Replybullet Posted: 28 June 2006 at 11:11am
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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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Quote ak_m_f Replybullet Posted: 28 June 2006 at 12:21pm
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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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