The Philippines is inching closer to reinstating the death penalty, which it abolished in 2006 (it was also the first country in the region to ratify a United Nations protocol against capital punishment), and the process is pitting a Bible-thumping boxer against the Catholic Church. With a new death-penalty bill overwhelmingly passing the House of…

via Manny Pacquiao is the Philippines’ staunchest advocate for reinstating the death penalty — Quartz

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