Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Philippines:Halt Plans to Reinstate the Death Penalty - URGENT ACTION by Jan 23, 2017

Amnesty International
     The House of Representatives and Senate of the Philippines will consider and vote on draft legislation to reintroduce the death penalty from as early as 13 December. If adopted, the draft law would allow for the imposition of the death penalty for a wide range of crimes, against international law obligations on this issue.

Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
  • Asking the authorities of the Philippines to fully oppose the adoption of draft legislation to reintroduce the death penalty in the country;
  • Reminding them that the Philippines has undertaken international law commitments to the abolition of the death penalty and that the move would undermine positive efforts to support Filipinos overseas workers facing the death penalty abroad;
  • Highlighting that there is no evidence that the death penalty has a unique deterrent effect and more and more countries have been abolishing the death penalty.
Contact the following people: 
Important note: Please do not forward this Urgent Action email directly to these officials. Instead of forwarding this email that you have received, please open up a new email message in which to write your appeals to each official. This will help ensure that your emails are not rejected. Thank you for your deeply valued activism!
Speaker of the House
Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez
House of Representatives
Rm. S-217-218 
Constitution Hills 1126 
Quezon City, Philippines
Fax: (632) 9316277
Twitter: @speakeralvarez
Salutation: Dear Mr. Speaker
Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr.
Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines
1600 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington DC 20036
Fax: 1 202 467 9417  I  Phone: 1 202 467 9366
Salutation: Dear Ambassador
Click here for the ENTIRE URGENT ACTION information.