From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella – On the results of the SWS survey re: proposed death penalty

The latest SWS survey showing that 61% of the Filipino people support the proposed death penalty affirms the President’s leadership platform anchored on peace and order as well as his strong stance against illegal hard drugs and criminality.

It also proves that the House of Representatives’ decision last month to pass the death penalty bill is on the right track and accurately reflects the pulse of the Filipino people.

The President is determined to fulfill his promise to make a safer and more secure place for the people and eventually pave the way for sustained economic progress to uplift the lives of the Filipinos especially the poor.