- Chel Diokno was part of the recent town hall debate by ABS-CBN
- During the debate, there was a “Fast Talk” segment where he was asked about the death penalty
- The Senate bet strongly opposed the death penalty and explained why
Human rights lawyer and Senate candidate Chel Diokno has shared his side about the death penalty. KAMI learned that the human rights lawyer strongly opposes the death penalty.
During the “Harapan 2019: The ABS-CBN Senatorial Town Hall Debate” that happened last Sunday, Diokno was asked about the death penalty during the “Fast Talk” segment.
“Kung anak mo ang narape o napatay, dapat bang i-death penalty ang kriminal?” ABS-CBN news anchor Alvin Elchico asked.
“Tutol na tutol po ako sa death penatly, dahil anti-poor po ang death penalty,” Diokno said.
“It's not the severity of punishment but the certainty that stops crime,” he added.
Aside from the death penalty, Diokno was also asked about other social issues like divorce, federalism, charter change, and constituent assembly.
You may watch the full clip of Diokno’s Fast Talk here:
As previously reported by KAMI, Diokno was asked to save one between President Rodrigo Duterte and former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Diokno’s answer was surprising that it drew laughs from the audience.
Born on February 23, 1961, Chel Diokno is an advocate of human rights in the country and a founding dean of the De La Salle University College of Law. He is the son of former Senator Jose W. Diokno. The Senate candidate is the father of filmmaker Pepe Diokno.
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