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POC to make stand after special meeting

POC to make stand after special meeting

The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) said yesterday that it needs to feel the pulse of the heads of national sports associations (NSAs) before making its stand in the wake of Malacañang’s announcement that it will no longer proceed with the hosting of the 2019 SEA Games.

IN 2007, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a “moratorium on the use of the death penalty” in member countries around the world. The resolution proposed a moratorium on executions, with a view to abolishing the death penalty in the future. It was passed by a vote of 104 in favor – the Philippines among them, with 54 against, and 29 abstentions. A subsequent resolution in 2008 was adopted with increased support from 106 states, with 46 against, and 34 abstaining.

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