“I personally support the President’s call to reinstate capital punishment for offenses related to drugs and plunder,” Senator Bong Revilla said in a statement after President Rodrigo Duterte asked bot houses of Congress to reinstate death penalty for drug crimes and plunder.
“Dagdagan ko lang na dapat may parusa rin na kamatayan for those who falsely and maliciously accuse others of these offenses,” Senator Revilla said.
President Duterte said in his SONA 2019 “our citizens have begun to do their part in the war against drugs, and through the barangay formation of anti-drug councils, and also actually surrendering bricks of cocaine found floating in the sea into our islands.”
“However, the drugs will not be crushed unless we continue to eliminate corruption that allows this social monster to survive,” he added. “I respectfully request Congress to reinstate the death penalty for heinous crimes related to drugs, as well as plunder.”