June 25, 2024

フィリピン 母子殺害事件で死刑制度論争再び






現在フィリピンにおける重い刑罰は終身刑で、仮釈放の制度はありません。次に重い刑罰は仮釈放の可 能性のある有期刑で、懲役刑の他に罰金刑も存在します。




Death penalty debate rekindled by Paniqui killings

The killing of a mother and son in Paniqui, Tarlac last Sunday reopens a debate about whether the Senate should approve a bill seeking to reinstate the death penalty for heinous crimes.

The call for a Senate decision was made by boxing icon and Senator Emmanuel D. Pacquiao, a death penalty advocate, following the daylight murder of Sonya Gregorio, 52, and her son, Frank Gregorio, 25, by Police Senior Master Sgt. Jonel Nuezca, 46.

Without batting an eyelash, Nuezca shot the mother and the son who are both unarmed. He was probably thinking that the law is weak and he could easily serve time in jail. That is why he did a very brutal act.

‘’That’s the same mindset prompts criminals to carry out even the most heinous of crimes. Criminals and law violators know that they could just serve time in jail even if they commit gruesome crimes. I hope the death penalty bill needs to be enacted into law as a fast and effective measure that would give justice to victims of heinous crimes.’’ he stressed.

I call upon our countrymen: Don’t condemn the whole police force for the act on Nuezca. I strongly believe that many in the Philippine National Police are upright and Nuezca is just one rotten egg.he added.

(Instead of condemning the police force, we should help the police so they would feel the love and care of Filipinos whom they serve. We should show them our trust so that they could repay us through their faithful service to the people.he added.