Filipino Freethinkers demands a shift in the president's priorities. The State of the Nation Address (SONA) should have been about our country's most pressing issues, particularly, the COVID-19 response, prioritizing citizens' welfare. Instead, Duterte seems to think the SONA is a pulpit for baseless grandstanding, patent misinformation, and petty politicking, replacing public concern with personal vendettas.
We disagree that imposing the death penalty follows from the lack of justice in the afterlife. On the contrary, the highly likely execution of innocent citizens would be exponentially more despicable in the absence of an afterlife.