Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos said that she and her brother Bongbong Marcos strongly support the President and his war on drugs. She added that if the death penalty is needed in the President’s campaign against the illegal substance then, it is fine with them. However, their mother, former first lady Imelda Marcos is always against the death penalty even during the time of her late husband, former president Ferdinand E. Marcos
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[VIDEO]: Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos on Wednesday said that her mother, the former first lady now Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos has always been against the death penalty.
Imelda Marcos: No To Death Penalty
Ilocos Norte, 2nd District Congresswoman, Imelda Marcos tells her children that she’ll vote no to the death penalty which she did. She is against the reimposition of the death penalty. This is her stand for a long time, ever since the time of her late husband, former president Ferdinand E. Marcos.
Death Penalty Passes 3rd and Final Reading
The bill seeks to reimpose the death penalty on drug-related offenses is already approved on third and final reading at the House of Representatives. The lower house in a session passed the House Bill 4727 with 217 voting yes, 54 no and one abstention.
A Matter of Principle
Imelda is one of the 54 representatives who voted no. According to Imee Marcos, her father at that time is very obedient to the law. The Death penalty is imposed back then and when the 3 million heroin heist happened, Lim Seng, the drug pusher is executed. Imelda Marcos really objects to that.
Differences in Opinions
Imelda Marcos apparently is against the death penalty because for her, isn’t humane, it isn’t godly. However, the siblings are against drugs, so they hope this curse of drugs will be eliminated if the death penalty is reimposed. They may have differences in opinions but the Marcoses remain intact as a family. This is a good example to the rest of the Filipino families.