WE CATCH this phrase all the time in the news, especially in the wake of the arrests of two senators for the pork barrel scandal: “Plunder, a non-bailable offense.”

Many people have already taken it for granted that all capital offenses, offenses which in a previous decade could have already warranted the imposition of a death penalty, are non-bailable. Bail, of course, is the right of an accused to temporary liberty while a court determines his guilt or innocence. But if it is a right, then why is it denied to those accused of capital offenses such as plunder?

For today’s DATA A DAY:

True or False: A person charged with an offense punishable by death, reclusion perpetua or life imprisonment has no right to bail.

As often is the case, the answer may not be different from what you have come to expect. For a quick peek at the answer, just visit our Data A Day link, or go to our MoneyPolitics Online site for other useful information.

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