- Earlier, Senators Manny Pacquiao and Franklin Drilon had a debate over the death penalty
- The lawmakers mentioned the “Bible” and “Jesus Christ”
- Senate President Tito Sotto said that Jesus must not be involved in the discussion
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Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III has commented over the recent Senate debate over the Death Penalty bill.
KAMI learned that Sotto wants his colleagues to avoid involving the story of Jesus Christ in discussing the reimposition of the death penalty.
“Wonder what would’ve happened to d Christian world and Redemption if Pilate crucified Barabbas instead,” Sotto wrote on Twitter.
“Sen Kit and I debated on that already in 1993. Pls avoid invoking Jesus in the Death Penalty bill,” he added.
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In a report by the Inquirer (author Maila Ager), Senators Manny Pacquiao and Franklin Drilon had a debate over bringing back the capital punishment.
“Mr. President, I can cite Bible verses to support my stand, but let me make this very clear: The focus of our debate on the reimposition of the death penalty should be on the basis of its constitutionality,” Pacquiao said, during his privilege speech.
However, it was Drilon who mentioned the name of Jesus Christ.
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In a previous report by KAMI, Senator Bong Go has filed a bill seeking to penalize drug-related crimes and plunder with death.
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