No ex­emp­tions

Manila Times - - OPINION -

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- pos­edly delisted from the list of heinous crimes that are pun­ish­able by death un­der a con­gres­sional pro­posal that is seen as good as passed by law­mak­ers who fully sup­port Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte’s war on crim­i­nal­ity and other so­cial evils.

mea­sure sticks to the orig­i­nal P50 mil­lion as the thresh­old amount for plun­der.

and still not be tagged as a plun­derer but per­haps as only an or­di­nary law­breaker.

be­cause you are a fat bu­reau­crat with un­block­able ac­cess to big-ticket gov­ern­ment con­tracts where oo­dles can be made

Be­tray­ing their self-serv­ing mo­tives even as they vow to up­hold the rule of law and the de­liv­ery of jus­tice through as vo­ra­cious preda­tors of tax­pay­ers.

Clerks in the civil ser­vice make do with salaries that can­not af­ford them a house right away or send their chil­dren to good them­selves with a few thou­sands.

- with the idea of get­ting rich and quick.

is within their reach and who are they to re­sist the temp­ta­tion that all mor­tals fall for?

- ently thinks that plun­der and the plun­der­ers can be stamped

scal­ing down should dampen the avarice of the would-be plun­der­ers in our midst.

should be treated as a heinous crime that should be dealt with cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment.

- news­pa­per ar­ti­cle.

- were min­i­mum wage earn­ers.

anti-poor. The Supreme Court had also pointed out that there

- er­ful sec­tions of so­ci­ety man­age to ma­nip­u­late courts and es­cape ac­count­abil­ity.”

It could be re­fer­ring to plun­der­ers who hog the head­lines for law­mak­ers or celebrity en­ter­tain­ers.

the death penalty bill has not ex­empted plun­der as a heinous crime de­serv­ing of cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment.

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