Family planning, death penalty under Duterte admin

AMID opposition from the Catholic Church and the Commission on Human Rights, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, June 27, vowed to implement an effective family planning program and revive the death penalty.

Speaking before hundreds of government employees, barangay officials and avid supporters during his final flag ceremony as mayor of Davao City at the Quezon Park Monday morning, Duterte said the church and the CHR have strongly opposed the re-imposition of death penalty as well as the implementation of the family planning program in the previous years.

"I am not particularly referring to any Scripture or literature or whatnot. The Bible was written 3,000 years ago. Hindi na realistic lahat yan ngayon, we have a serious problem to solve," Duterte said.

He stood firm on his stance that seeks to impose a three-child policy in the country, saying it will help improve the country's economic growth.

He also encouraged the males to undergo family planning methods and even get incentive in return.

"Bigyan ko kayo P5,000 pag nagpa-vasectomy kayo," he said while chuckling.

He also made mention of reviving death penalty as a way of retribution.

"I will be harsh to criminals, strict to wrongdoers-magbayad ka sa ginawa mo," he said.

Duterte added that if the government will not impose death penalty especially to criminals who are involved with illegal drug activities, narco-politics will reign.

Several other city ordinances such as the liquor ban at 2:00 a.m. and curfew on minors will also be implemented nationwide once Duterte assumes to office as the 16th President.
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