Lp senators to oppose death penalty In an interview last Thursday, December 8, Senate President Pro Tempore Franklin Drilon said that Liberal Party (LP) senators are opposed to legislative proposals reimposing death penalty.

“The LPs in the Senate will not vote in favor of the reimposition of death penalty. We are against the re-imposition of death penalty", Drilon said.

“Our less than ideal justice system can result in someone being executed when he was in fact innocent…Kapag nagkamali ka, hindi mo na pwedeng bawiin", he added.
GMA News reported that another LP member now Senator, Leila De Lima, said she was against the death penalty 'whatever the offense or the offenses covered'.

“Whatever is the offense or the offenses covered, whether drug-related lang, cases of violations of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act, or other heinous crimes, I am against death penalty,” De Lima said.
Meanwhile, Senators Paolo Benigno "Bam" Aquino IV, Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan, and Ralph Recto are also members of the LP, while Senator Risa Hontiveros is a close ally of the party.


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