Banning things hardly ever makes them go away, regardless of the punishment for being caught with something that's banned. And yes, I'm sure the Philippines have better issues to work on than killing people over weed and other drugs. North Korea kills people on the spot for having banned things as well, but defectors say that lots of people have banned things like foreign entertainment or copies of the Bible. It's crazy to kill somebody over drugs. Capital punishment should be reversed for crimes like murder, rape, torture, ect. And it will prove to be ineffective in stoping drugs too.