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Trivia The most common methods of execution in the Philippines

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by meowzkingz, May 26, 2015.

  1. The most common methods of execution in the Philippines were death by firing squad and Electric chair (especially for treason) Rape, Drug lord,drug trafficking Murders. state ordered that the executions be broadcast on national television.

    notable cases includes Marciál "Baby" Ama, electrocuted at the age of 16 on October 4, 1961 for murders committed while in prison for lesser charges. Ama notably became the subject of the popular 1976 film, Bitayin si... Baby Ama! (Execute Baby Ama!).
    In total, 51 people were electrocuted up to 1961

    Execution numbers climbed under President Ferdinand Marcos, who was ironically himself sentenced to death in 1939 for murder of Julio Nalundasan—the political rival of his father, Mariano; the young Ferdinand was acquitted on appeal. A well-publicised triple execution took place in May 1972, when Jaime José, Basilio Pineda, and Edgardo Aquino were electrocuted for the 1967 abduction and gang-rape of the young actress Maggie dela Riva. The state ordered that the executions be broadcast on national television.

    Under the Marcos regime, drug trafficking also became punishable with death by firing squad, such as the case with Lim Seng, whose execution in December 1972 was also ordered broadcast on national television. Future President and then Chief of the Philippine Constabulary, General Fidel V. Ramos, was present at the execution.

    The electric chair was used until 1976, when execution by firing squad eventually replaced it as the sole method of execution. Under Marcos' 20-year authoritarian rule,

    After Marcos was deposed in 1986, Cory aquino the newly drafted 1987 Constitution. Stop Execution limited the application of the death penalty to only a few crimes. This meant that it was abolished in practice, making the Philippines the first Asian country to do so.
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