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Explanation of Vote re Abolition of Death Penalty June 7, 2006

Posted by s511 in Akbayan Issues, Death Penalty, Explanation of Votes, Human Rights, Legislation, Speeches.
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(from official transcript of records)

June 6, 2006, 8:25 p.m.
Plenary 2nd Session
Thirteenth Congress

I vote yes for the repeal of Republic Act 7659 abolishing the imposition of the death penalty.

May I just say – express my appreciation to my colleagues here in the House of Representatives because the campaign for the abolition of death penalty goes a long way from the Eleventh Congress. I do remember that in the Eleventh Congress there was a moratorium on the implementation of the death penalty law but the Supreme Court decided to push for the enforcement of the law – Republic Act 7659. And this was brought about precisely because they were convinced by the position of the House of Representatives. There was a list of the Members of the House who felt that in fact the death penalty should be imposed and that the moratorium, if I am not mistaken, should be lifted.

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It is Time to Abolish the Death Penalty June 6, 2006

Posted by s511 in Akbayan Issues, Death Penalty, Explanation of Votes, Legislation, Speeches.
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June 6, 2006, 8:25 p.m.
Plenary 2nd Session
Thirteenth Congress

I vote yes for the repeal of Republic Act 7659 abolishing the imposition of the death penalty.

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