President Duterte claimed that convicted criminals cannot be reformed as a result of jail turns them into “monsters” and [email protected]
The president made the declare throughout a speech to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) yesterday (Wednesday, August 30).
During the rambling speech, he defended the Philippine justice system, describing it as “retribution based” relatively than “positivist”.
“Those western countries believe in the positivism,” he mentioned. “You could make helpful human beings out of him when he will get out. It has been debunked as unfavourable
“An eye for a watch, a tooth for a tooth. That’s the essential regulation of the jungle. If you probably did kill somebody, you pay for it along with your life. It is retribution.
“Ours is not like positivist principle whereby those that served time in jail can be rehabilitated.
“I will tell you, if a prisoner has been used to six, 10, 15, 20 years in jail, no matter what you [Tesda] teach them, they will just look for trouble, and then they will go back to Muntinlupa. They will be happy there,” Duterte mentioned.
Muntinlupa is the placement of the New Bilibid Prison.
“Ex-convicts don’t wish to be out of jail as a result of they have ceased to be productive.
“They will just steal, enjoy, get drunk, do cockfights, and they are willing to go to prison all over again.”
Despite the president’s phrases, the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) is legally mandated to institute reformation programmes for inmates.
Love behind bars
The president additionally claimed that prisoners lose their “gender identity”.
He mentioned: “Most of them already misplaced their gender id. Even women, they have relationships amongst themselves, to some extent the place they would have acquired latent [email protected]
“You can’t rehabilitate them at Tesda. That’s nothing to them. They have misplaced their sense of humanity. And they are monsters in a way that they are incapable of creating a relationship with a lady… and they develop aberration of the thoughts.
“They do not want to get out of prison because they get free food there. And they have lovers, they want to return to prison to be with their lovers. And they are into masochism.”
Earlier in the identical speech, the president mistakenly claimed that these charged with crimes in France are “guilty before proven innocent”.
As we reported yesterday, the French Embassy swiftly launched a press release correcting the president. It learn: “We have to point out that, as in the Philippines, the presumption of innocence until proven guilty is at the core of the French judicial system, based on the principles enshrined in the French Declaration of Human and Civic Rights of August 26, 1789.”