After its passage at the Lower House of Congress, the Death Penalty Reimposition Bill will be discussed next at the Senate.
Senator JV Ejercito has admitted that the passage of the bill will not be easy.
The senator said the bill is not as popular at the Senate as it is at the Lower House because there are several senators who have expressed opposition.
“The Liberal Party, the minority, will be against it. Most of the lady senators are against it. That’s quite a big number. But now, perhaps the anti is slightly leading,” said Senator Ejercito.
Ejercito is one of those in favor of the reimposition of the death penalty on high-level drug trafficking.
The senator is convinced that death penalty is needed to fight illegal drugs that have long been a problem in the country.
“Among the ASEAN countries its only the Philippines which repealed death penalty and probably this is the very reason why the Philippines became the hub of international drug trade in Asia, kasi tayo na lang ang walang death penalty (because we’re the only one without death penalty),” Senator JV Ejercito added.
Senator Manny Pacquiao supports the Death Penalty Reimposition Bill.
Meanwhile, Senator Ejercito believes there must be assessment whether rape and plunder will be among the cases punishable by death penalty. — Victor Cosare | UNTV News & Rescue
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