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Bacolod City, Philippines Monday, July 11, 2016
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backs death penalty

Rep. Melecio Yap (Neg. Occ., 1 st District) yesterday said he is supporting the move to restore the death penalty.

Yap said he supports the restoration of death penalty for drug-related cases and heinous crimes.

Yap, former mayor of Escalante City, is a member of the Nationalist People's Coalition.

Incoming Speaker of the House, Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez (Davao del Norte), and Rep. Frednil Castro (Capiz, 2 nd District) earlier filed House Bill No.1 re-imposing the death penalty on certain heinous crimes by lethal injection.

Senator Manny Pacquiao has filed a counterpart bill in the Senate, which he said was in support of President Rodrigo Duterte's campaign against drugs.

House Bill No. 01 seeks the death penalty for human trafficking, illegal recruitment, plunder, treason, parricide, infanticide, rape, qualified piracy and bribery, kidnapping and illegal detention, robbery with violence against or intimidation of persons, car theft, destructive arson, terrorism and drug-related cases, among others.

“There is evidently a need to reinvigorate the war against criminality by reviving a proven deterrent coupled by its consistent, persistent and determined implementation, and this need is as compelling and critical as any,” HB No. 01 says.

Meanwhile, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said Malacañang favors mandatory drug testing for government employees to regain the trust of the public.

“It is a very powerful symbolic act that would show that we in government are proper and are worthy of trust,” he said.*CPG



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