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Revival of death penalty approved in the Congress

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The revival of death penalty is approved in the lower house on Tuesday, March 7.

House Bill 4727, which seeks the revival of death penalty for heinous drug-related offenses, has passed in the House of Representatives with 217 voting for the bill and 54 voting against it.

The bill was approved on final reading just less than a week after its second reading approval last Wednesday.

The senate will now deliberate the approval of the bill, where some Liberal Party (LP) senators vow to go against its approval. 

LIST: Who voted “NO” for death penalty?

Among the 54 representatives who voted ‘NO’ to the bill were Ilocos Norte 2nd district representative Imelda Marcos, Batangas 6th district representative Vilma Santos-Recto and former president and now Pampanga 2nd district congresswoman Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.  The capital sentence was abolished during Arroyo’s term.

The following lawmakers said “NO” to death penalty:

  • Abaya, Francis Gerald
  • Acosta-Alba, Ma. Lourdes
  • Aggabao, Ma. Lourdes
  • Alejano, Gary
  • Amatong, Isagani
  • Atienza, Jose Jr.
  • Bag-ao, Kaka
  • Baguilat, Teddy
  • Banal, Jorge
  • Belmonte, Jose Christopher
  • Billones, Emmanuel
  • Bolilia, Lianda
  • Bordado, Gabriel Jr.
  • Brosas, Arlene
  • Casilao, Ariel
  • Castro, France
  • Chavez, Cecilia Leonila
  • Daza, Raul
  • De Jesus, Emmi
  • Del Mar, Raul
  • Elago, Sarah Jane
  • Erice, Edgar
  • Escudero, Evelina
  • Ferrer, Juliet Marie
  • Flores, Florencio Jr.
  • Fortun, Lawrence
  • Fortuno, Salvio
  • Garcia, Jose Enrique
  • Go, Mark
  • Lacson, Virgilio
  • Lagman, Edcel
  • Limkaichong, Jocelyn
  • Lopez, Manuel Luis
  • Macapagal-Arroyo, Gloria
  • Maceda, Edward Vera Perez
  • Marcoleta, Rodante
  • Marcos, Imelda
  • Mending, Makmod Jr.
  • Paduano, Joseph Stephen
  • Panotes, Marisol
  • Pichay, Prospero Jr.
  • Ramirez-Sato, Josephine
  • Rocamora, Ramon
  • Roque, Harry
  • Salon, Orestes
  • Santos-Recto, Vilma
  • Tinio, Antonio
  • Turabin-Hataman, Sitti Djalia
  • Vargas-Alfonso, Baby Aline
  • Velarde, Mariano Michael Jr.
  • Vergara, Rosanna
  • Villarin, Tom
  • Zarate, Carlos
  • Zubiri, Manuel
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