Vice Ganda says no to death penalty

For the comedian, it’s better to fix the justice system first instead of passing the bill.

BY JOAN LEARY

FRESH SCOOPS

3/24/2017 9:56 AM
Vice Ganda says no to death penalty


032417-ViceGanda_PUSH.jpgEven though a supporter of the current administration, Vice Ganda is against the revival of the death penalty. The comedian's father was gunned down in front of him when he was still a teenager and until now, the suspect has not yet been caught.

"Kunwari ako, pinatay ang tatay ko, hindi makakapagbigay ng katarungan sa akin, bilang naulila, ang patayin din iyong pumatay sa tatay ko," Vice Ganda shared with ABS-CBN News reporter MJ Felipe.

"Naniniwala ako na hindi lahat ng nakakulong ay may kasalanan kaya hindi rin makatarungan kung ang mga mapapatawan ng ganoong parusa ay iyong mga wala namang kasalanan," he added.

He also said that no child deserved to experience what he experienced when his father died.

"Walang sinumang bata, walang sinumang anak ang nakaka-deserve ng ganoong bagay — ang mawalan ng magulang sa pamamagitan ng pagpatay. Kaya hindi ako naniniwala na dapat may pinapatay dahil mahalagang mahalaga iyong buhay."