Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon mentioned President Rodrigo Duterte ought to flip to his allies in the Senate for assurance on the passage of his pet invoice restoring the death penalty.
Drilon mentioned Duterte ought to know that the minority bloc was not the solely stumbling bloc to his aim as a result of even some of his allies don’t agree with him on the must reimpose the death penalty to discourage crime.
“Insofar as the death penalty, the (Senate) minority (bloc) has taken the position that it is opposed to it. Let the majority (bloc) work on it and push it, if they want but we will oppose it,” Drilon mentioned.
“If those are the orders of the President, I assume that is the burden of the majority,” he added.
The President, throughout his second State of the Nation Address (SONA), renewed his name on the re-imposition of death penalty as it’s seen by him as the solely solution to instill concern amongst criminals.
The chance of it getting enacted into regulation, nonetheless, is nil, Drilon mentioned.