Galit na galit: Garbin wants death penalty for Korean’s killers even if he’s anti-death


AKO-Bicol party-list Rep. Alfredo Garbin Jr. opposes the reimposition of death penalty, but for the abductor-killers of Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo, he’ll gladly make an exception.

That’s how mad Garbin is at the police-perpetrators of the brazen crime.

“Kami ni Harry Roque against kami sa death penalty,” Garbin said in a press conference Monday (January 23), referring to his fellow Minority bloc member.

“Pero kung maipapasa naman, as they claim, they have the Supermajority here in the House of Representatives (HOR), eh sana yung mga involved dito sa kasong to, sa pagpatay ng Koreano sana ito yung unang mapatawan ng death penalty kung maipasa man dito sa Kongreso,” he said.

Reports said that Jee was plucked out of his Angeles City, Pampanga home by anti-drug cops last October 18. The premise was that the operation was carried out under “Oplan Tokhan”.

Jee was then taken to the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City where he was killed. Even so, the police-kidnappers still demanded ransom money from the victim’s family and received at least P5 million.

Garbin said that the cops totally deserve death penalty.

“Under the present bill pending before the Committee on Justice, covered lahat ng heinous crimes including murder, and the use of their office. This is an aggravating circumstance as a police. They will be meted with the highest penalty which is death,” he explained.

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