GENEVA (16 March 2017) – Lawmakers in the Philippines are being urged by the UN Special Rapporteurs on extrajudicial executions and torture* to reject a proposed Death Penalty Bill which is under consideration in Manila.
We call on to our legislators to reject House Bill No. 4727 which seeks for the reimposition of Death Penalty. Capital punishment must not be revived for any crime for the following reasons;
The regional office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and Balay has entered into a partnership to promote human rights awareness and provide psychosocial support in poor urban neighbourhoods in Brgy. Bagong Silang and, eventually, in other barangays in Caloocan City – North where incidence of violence are perceived to be significant.
Torture left Jack bed-ridden and suicidal, but thanks to DIGNITY’s partner Balay, he is now back to contributing positively to his local community.