Vera files takes a look at how 11 of our senators voted for or against the abolition of the death penalty last June 6,2006, and where they stand on the death penalty now.
When capital punishment was abolished in the country by the 13th Congress in 2006, 10 of the current senators supported the measure and one opposed it.
The 11 were either representatives (Juan Edgardo Angara, Allan Peter Cayetano, Francis Escudero, Risa Hontiveros, Cynthia Villar and Juan Miguel Zubiri) or senators (Franklin Drilon, Richard Gordon, Panfilo Lacson, Francis Pangilinan and Ralph Recto) at the time.
Have they stuck to or changed their stand on the death penalty since? Read more >
Author VERA Files
News Site VERA Files
Date Published March 27, 2017
Article Link VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Then and now: How these lawmakers stand on the death penalty
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