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VP Leni Robredo Challenges former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on her Anti-Death Penalty Stand

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Vice President Leni Robredo challenges lawmakers over their stand on the death penalty re-imposition. Either they stand firmly on their principles and what they believe in or go with the flow to retain their position? She reacts when Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez announces his plan to replace deputy speakers including former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and committee chairpersons who reject the death penalty bill.






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[VIDEO]: Vice President Leni Robredo urges members of the House of Representatives to stand by their principles. She said that expressing their stand on the death penalty bill will be a defining moment for them as leaders.



Position or Principle?

Alvarez explains that it is awkward for deputy speakers and lawmakers who hold committee chairmanships if they do not agree with the President’s priority measure. He stresses that former president and now Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo must be replaced because she is against the death penalty bill. Arroyo is one of the deputy speakers of the Lower House. Capital punishment is abolished for the second time in 2006 under the Arroyo administration.




Death Penalty Debate in Congress

The debates on the death penalty bill already started last week. Alvarez wants congressmen to pass the bill by mid-March. That means they would debate on it only for a little over a month. Alvarez met with congressmen of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) to inform them that the party is unified on the voting for the said measure.




Divided LP

Robredo said that consensus among their members is needed to see if they are divided. As a human rights lawyer, she is vocal on her stand to oppose the death penalty. Opposition lawmakers from the LP also disclose previously that most of their party members are against the death penalty.






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Senate Plan

Meanwhile, in the Senate, lawmakers are keen to kill the death penalty proposal. So, meaning to say that even if the bill passes the congress, it cannot be made into a law if the majority of the senators will vote against it.




http://www.rappler.com/nation/160942-vice-president-leni-robredo-house-leaders-death-penalty-position-principles

One thought on “VP Leni Robredo Challenges former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on her Anti-Death Penalty Stand

  1. Ang mga mahirap ang palaging maapi sa mga mayaman kapag hindi ipasa ang death penalty sa senado. Mga masasamang mayaman ang madaling maghire ng hired killer para ipapatay ang kalaban nila. Ito ang nagiging uso ngayon. Kaya kong ibigay ninyo sa mamayang pilipino ang hinihinging death penalty law para maging pantay ang lahat mag-ingat na na hindi gagawa ng masama sa kapwang pilipino. Hindi natago sa lahat na maraming politiko na may mga goons na kayang utosan para ipapatay ang taong humahadlang sa enterest nila. Ok lang na walang death penalty pero kailangan hindi na ninyo pagbawalan ang lahat na mga tao na magkaroon ng sariling baril for self defense against any treat from evil person. Hindi kaya ng mga law inforcer na protektahan ang lahat ng mga pilipino laban sa mga masasama. Kaya nga huwag na tayong magbulagbulagan sa katotohanan gamit ang mga katuwirang na ginagamit pangtakip sa kasamaan. Sana po maintindihan ninyo ang nakita ko sa bansa natin.

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