AT LEAST 21 "heinous" crimes have been included in House Bill 1, also known as the Death Penalty bill, which was approved on first reading by the House of Representatives justice committee on Wednesday, December 7.
READ: Death penalty gets House panel's nod
According to the measure, heinous crimes are defined as "grievous, odious and hateful offenses, which by reason of their inherent or manifest wickedness, viciousness, atrocity and perversity, are repugnant and outrageous to the common standards and norms of decency and morality in a just, civilized and ordered society."
Those that are punishable by death, which could be executed either by hanging, firing squad, or lethal injection, are the following:
2. Qualified piracy
3. Qualified bribery
8. Kidnapping and serious illegal detention
9. Robbery with violence against or intimidation of persons
10. Destructive arson
12. Importation of dangerous drugs and/or controlled precursors and essential chemicals
13. Sale, trading, administration, dispensation, delivery, distribution and transportation of dangerous drugs and/or controlled precursors and essential chemicals
14. Maintenance of a den, dive or resort where any dangerous drug is used or sold in any form
15. Manufacture of dangerous drugs and/or controlled precursors and essential chemicals
16. Possession of dangerous drugs
17. Cultivation or culture of plants classified as dangerous drugs or are sources thereof
18. Unlawful prescription of dangerous drugs
19. Criminal liability of a public officer or employee for misappropriation, misapplication or failure to account for the confiscated, seized and/or surrendered dangerous drugs, plant sources of dangerous drugs, controlled precursors and essential chemicals, instruments/paraphernalia and/or laboratory equipment, including the proceeds or properties obtained from the unlawful act committed.
20. Criminal liability for planting of evidence
View this document for more details.