MANILA –Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao on Monday said terrorists should be penalized with death penalty.
This was stressed by Pacquiao in his speech during the celebration of the 38th anniversary of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Intelligence Group in Camp Crame, Quezon City where he was guest of honor.
Paquiao said Senate Bill No. 186, which imposes death penalty for terrorism and other heinous crimes, would be a big help in the PNP’s anti-crime drive.
He added it is now time to restore the death penalty because criminals, especially the terrorists, seem to have nothing to fear anymore.
The senator said the terrorism has four reasons such as hatred, katuwaan (just for fun), opposition to the government and religion.
Nevertheless, Pacquiao said the crime of terrorism is not only against some individuals, but rather, against mankind.
Hence, he said, everybody should unite against terror threats.