Sotto says 13-14 senators may support death penalty bill

Politics & Governance

Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III said on July 23 that the Senate may be able to pass a bill on death penalty for high-level drug trafficking and plunder.

“Palagay ko squeaker pero kaya. Kung baga sa mga 13-14, kaya natin. Kung high-level drug trafficking lang,” Senator Sotto said when asked by Ted Failon of DZMM Teleradyo if the death penalty bill will be able to pass with new senators coming in.

When asked about the inclusion of plunder, Sotto said “idadamay na yun. Syempre, kung ipapasok ang plunder at hindi naman magandang umayaw kami doon, kasama na rin sa squeaker yan, mga 13-14, baka kayanin sa Senado.”