1896- Philippines made use ofshooting as a means ofexecution method.1926- electric chair wasintroduced by United StatesColonial government.
1946-1986- the capital crimesafter regaining full independencewere murder, rape and treason.Under the dictatorship of Pres.Marcos, drug trafficking becamepunishable with death by firingsquad.
Philippines was the first Asiancountry to abolish death penalty in1987 under President CorazonAquino.The new law, drafted by Ramos,restored capital punishment bydefining "heinous crimes" aseverything from murder to stealing acar.
The first execution by lethalinjection took place under Ramossuccessor, Joseph Estrada.Estradas own successor, GloriaMacapagal Arroyo, also approveda moratorium, but later permittedexecutions and deniedclemencies.
The following figures are thereported death sentences andexecutions in 2008 worldwide.
Country Death Country Death sentences sentencesAfghanistan 131 North Korea +Bangladesh 185+ Pakistan At least 236China 7003+ Singapore 5India 70+ South Korea At least 2Indonesia 10+ Sri Lanka 2Japan 27 Taiwan At least 8Laos 2 Thailand At least 3Malaysia 22+ Vietnam At least 59
These figures are the reportedexecutions and death sentencesin 2009 worldwide.
Country Death Country Death sentences sentencesAfghanistan 133+ Democratic + Republic of CongoAlgeria 100+ Egypt 269+Bahamas 2+ Ethiopia 11+Bangladesh 64+ Gambia 1+Belarus 2 Ghana 7+Benin 5+ Guyana 3Botswana 2 India 50+Burkina Faso 6+ Indonesia 1Chad + Iraq +China + Jamaica 366+
Country Death Country Death sentences sentencesJapan 34 Myanmar 2+Jordan 12+ Nigeria 58Kenya + North Korea +Kuwait 3+ Pakistan 276Liberia 3 Palestinian 17 authorityLibya + Qatar 3+Malaysia 68+ Saudi Arabia 11+Mali 10+ Sierra Leone 1+Mauritania 1+ Singapore 6+Morocco 13 Somalia 12
Country Death Country Death sentences sentencesSouth Korea 5+ United Arab 3+ EmiratesSri Lanka 108 USA 105+Sudan 60+ Vietnam 59+Syria 7+ Yemen 53+Taiwan 7 Zimbabwe 7+Tanzania +Thailand +Trinidad and 11+TobagoTunisia 2+Uganda +
These figures are the reportedexecutions and death sentencesin 2010 worldwide.
STATISTICALSURVEY WORLDWIDE Death Sentences 2010
Country Death Country Death sentences sentencesAfghanistan 100+ Brunei + DarussalamAlgeria 130+ Burkina Faso 1+Bahamas 5+ Cameroon +Bahrain 1 China +Bangladesh 32+ Central African 14 RepublicBarbados 1 Chad 1Belarus 3 Democratic + Republic of CongoBenin 1+ Egypt 185
Country Death Country Death sentences sentencesEquatorial 4 Iran +GuineaEthiopia 5+ Iraq 279+Gambia 13 Jamaica 4Ghana 17 Japan 14Guatemala 1 Jordan 9Guyana 1+ Kenya 5+India 105+ Kuwait 3+Indonesia 7+ Laos 4
Country Death Country Death sentences sentencesLiberia 11 Mauritania 16+Lebanon 12+ Morocco/Wes 4 tern SaharaLibya + Myanmar 2Madagascar 2+ Nigeria 151+Malaysia 114+ North Korea +Malawi 2 Palestinian 11+ AuthorityMaldives 1 Pakistan 365Mali 14+ Saudi Arabia 34+
Country Death Country Death sentences sentencesSierra Leone 1 Taiwan 9Singapore 8+ Thailand 7+Somalia 8+ Trinidad and + TobagoSouth Korea 4 Tunisia 22+Sri Lanka + Uganda 5+Sudan 10+ United Arab 28+ EmiratesSyria 10+ USA 110+Tanzania 5+ Vietnam 34+
Country Death sentencesYemen 27+Zimbabwe 8Zambia 35