Filipina 5th Filipino drug mule to be put to death by China since 2011

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MANILA, Philippines – The execution of a Filipina drug mule in China was the fifth Filipino nationals put to death for drug trafficking since the execution of four Filipinos in 2011.

The 35-year-old Filipina was caught trying to smuggle around six kilograms of heroin in Hangzhou international airport last January 2011.

She was executed Wednesday after the Supreme People’s Court of China upheld the death sentence handed down by lower courts on June 26.

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III had sent an appeal letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping to have the death sentence commuted to life imprisonment but the Chinese government did not respond.

Last March 30, 2011, Sally Ordinario-Villanueva, 32, Ramon Credo, 42, and Elizabeth Batain, 38, were executed in China also for attempting to smuggle heroin into the country.

A fifth Filipino was executed in December 2011.

They were arrested separately in 2008 for possession of at least four kilos of heroin each and were handed down the death sentence the following year.

The Philippine government appealed repeatedly to have their death sentences commuted to life imprisonment, but the Chinese government turned down the appeals.

Most executions in the world

The Dui Hua Foundation, a non-profit organization that advocates for the human rights of detainees, said in a report last December 12, 2011 that China conducted an estimated 4,000 executions in that year.

In an earlier study released in 2010, Dui Hua Foundation said that the number of executions carried out in China were higher.

“Statistics on capital punishment in China are considered state secrets. Lacking official information, international observers are left to make educated guesses about the number of executions in China,” it said.

“In past years, Dui Hua has based estimates of annual executions on discussions with knowledgeable sources. We have estimated that China carried out nearly 5,000 executions in 2009—a slight decrease from 2008,” it said.

Dui Hua said in the same study that a separate research based on collated news reports of executions from October 1, 2009 to September 30, 2010 showed that there were at least 700 executions in China in 2009.

“After one year, ending on September 30, we recorded exactly 700 executions in China,” the study said.

“This number serves as an absolute minimum number of executions carried out over the year, and tells us nothing about how many actual executions may have taken place. But even using this lowest figure, China still executed more people than any other country in 2009,” it said.

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  • ShibumiNinja

    dapat naman in fairness to the Chinese… if we ever catch their citizens trafficking drugs here we should do the Taliban Technique Specially For Chinese only since they love executing Filipinos over there… we should learn to have an appetite for killing Chinese over here too :)

    • p00rd0y

      magagalit ang kotong cops nyan… hehehehhe

      • ShibumiNinja

        ho pa you tube pa natin habang puma pasok yung bala sa ulo nila… for chinese viewing only ahahahaha

    • p00rd0y

      magagalit ang mga protector nyan… hehehehhe

  • victor1052

    If executions are done here, then we will have less hoodlums, corruption, murderers etc etc. And the Philippines will truly be a fun place to live in.

  • MULEN

    Executing convicted felons of heinous crimes saves any government a serious amount of money. Imagine the amount of dough spent on a prisoner incarcerated for life. That amounts to hundreds of thousands if not millions in today’s terms. And it’s at the expense of law abiding citizens who are made to pay taxes so that these lowlifes can be fed, clothed and sheltered for the rest of their lives.

  • jpastor

    Ibalik ang capital punishment sa mga heinous crimes tulad ng illegal drug pushing, manufacturing at sa mga capitalista.

  • dconsultant

    Dapat sa mga chinese o taiwanese na nahuling gumagawa ng shabu at iba pang kalukuhan dito sa Pinas ay bitayin din.

  • bok

    Next …

  • md’c™

    Why would there be that much filipino drug traffickers in china? Why 5 filipinos been executed and not one gov public official has done nothing for them? You or your child can be hext in line. So, do not judge that quick. One can only ask why.

    Have they been proven beyond reasonable doubt and gone due process? NO, absolutely NOT. The easiest way to put a foreign national in a chinese jail is to charge someone for drugs, trafficking or otherwise. And any cop or employer can do that. An ofw working in China like a horse and a slave and a heartless and sub-human employer who brutally beat this filipino ofw or foreign national employee. This happens very often and more than filipino numbers in jail, an employer can say the employee was doing drugs to the national police. The ofw then goes to jail pronto, no due process, no bail, no legal representation. The employee goes on death row.

    So, why no one in gov has tried to help, despite of $21b coming in from filipino workers abroad, WHY? What is our government doing, slave the filipinos with the 20yo ofw project until every single low educated ofw slave die of execution or encarceration? WHY?

    I need an answer from DOLE, DFA, and POLO.

    Its very very frightening for an ofw to work in countries like China and the midde east where there is virtually NO HUMAN RIGHTS,

    STOP OFW to CHINA and MID-EAST COUNTRIES with NO HUMAN RIGHTS.

  • valsore

    Stop drug trafficking. Even in Philippines we execute drug traffickers.

  • Patikotiko

    With China, eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth is the best deal.

  • pikloy

    Five metted death and still counting, when will they learn?

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