The Alumni Association of Holy Name University-Bohol Inc. (AAHNU-BI) is set to conduct a symposium on the death penalty tomorrow.
The event will start at 2:30 p.m. at the Barder Gymnasium inside the Holy Name University campus along JA Clarin Street in Tagbilaran City.
HNUAA Tagbilaran Inc. president Engr. Tibbs Bullecer Jr. told DYRD Balita the symposium will be the first ever to tackle the issue on death penalty in Bohol.
It intends to answer the question: ”nganong kinahanglang supakon sa mga katoliko ang silot sa kamatayon,” he said.
Diocese of Tagbilaran Bishop Alberto Uy will be among the event’s main speakers who will voice out the Catholic Church’s stand against death penalty.
HNU alumni, staff and senior high school students are expected to attend the pro-life symposium which is organized by AAHNU-BI in coordination with the institution’s Basic Education Department.
The Catholic Church and the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines have been vocal on their stance against capital punishment ever since the idea of restoring death penalty was floated by the current administration and efforts to revive it in the 17th Congress emerged. (R. Tutas)