Tax officials, accompanied by police, post the bill on Thaksin's former home in Bangkok, although he has not set foot there for nearly a decade to avoid jail for a graft conviction that he insists is politically motivated
18 lawmakers who voted no to the RH bill under the 15th Congress voted yes to the death penalty measure under the 17th Congress. How did the Church mobilize against the two controversial measures?
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PART 2: Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas leads the charge to whip the votes and bring back the death penalty in the country, a pet bill of President Rodrigo Duterte
LP secretary-general Jose Christopher Belmonte says it is 'heartwarming' that none of the party's lawmakers are willing to take the place of their ousted colleagues
(3rd UPDATE) Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez makes good on his threat to remove the key posts of lawmakers who did not vote in favor of the death penalty bill
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez considers the approval of the death penalty bill as the biggest achievement of the House so far
(UPDATED) On possibly losing support after the House reorganization, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says, 'Well if I'm burning bridges, then so be it'
PART 1: Lawmakers are initially ambivalent about their stance on the death penalty bill, but a few tweaks on its provisions finally convince them to support the measure
Representatives Emmeline Aglipay-Villar, Kaka Bag-ao, and Geraldine Roman sponsor the proposed SOGIE Equality Act for 2nd reading in the House
Should Speaker Alvarez push through with the replacements, political parties will decide who will be substituting for the positions to be left by lawmakers who voted against the death penalty
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The House leadership disregarded rules and procedures to approve the death penalty bill. With the bill on criminal responsibility on the next agenda, an uprising is inevitable.
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Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas defends Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez as 'simply showing the qualities of a good leader' by reviewing his statement that he would replace anti-death penalty House leaders
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Here are links to the speeches of 14 congressmen and women who voted "no" and 3 who voted "yes" to House Bill 4727
Some representatives voted contrary to their previous public statements or their party stand. What made them change their mind?
Vice President Leni Robredo says the death penalty bill was passed swiftly while other important bills continue to languish in the House
The Commission on Human Rights also says 'jurisprudence on most serious crimes do not include narcotics crimes,' the only offenses retained in the House bill
(UPDATED) Several of the 54 lawmakers who voted against House Bill 4727 hold prime posts in the House, including Deputy Speaker Gloria Mapacagal Arroyo
The President, however, hoped plunder and rape remained on the list of crimes punishable with life imprisonment or death, says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez
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Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman says of the death penalty: 'It victimizes the poor. It is not the solution to criminality. It is not the answer to poverty and social injustice. It debases the right to life.'
Anak Mindanao Sitti Turabin Hataman: 'Sarili ko pong buhay hindi ko kayang panagutan, I cannot afford, and is most afraid, to be held accountable for another life, even just one life. Thus, I vote No.'
Kabayan Representative Ron Salo, a preacher, says he personally opposes the death penalty, but he cast the yes vote of the party he represents
Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate says criminality stems from a backward society, where only a few and the foreigners decide the affairs
CIBAC Representative Sherwin Tugna says his party approved the death penalty bill 'with an understanding' it will be supported by government's efforts to address corruption in the police and judiciary
Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao lists 5 reasons why he voted against reimposing the death penalty for drug convicts
Muntinlupa City Ruffy Biazon votes yes: 'The Constitution allows capital punishment for compelling reasons.... The continued proliferation of the illegal drug trade with its devastating effects is a compelling reason.'
Gabriela Women's Party Representative Arlene Brosas says the possibility is not remote that the death penalty will be used by the state to fabricate charges and manufacture evidence against activists
ACT Teachers Representative France Castro says House Bill 4727 is anti-poor, prone to abuse, and an ineffective deterrent against criminality
Kabayan Representative Harry Roque says: 'The right to life is non-derogable, whether in times of peace or in times of war. This right cannot be denied to anyone, regardless of the circumstances.'
Dinagat Islands Representative Kaka Bag-ao likens her colleagues' 'yes' votes for the death penalty to saying 'yes' to killing of the poor and OFWs on death row
Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr votes no and asks, 'Ang ipapamana ba natin sa ating mga kababayan ay buhay o kamatayan?'
Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says this is especially true 'when the task of condemning a fellow Filipino to death will be undertaken within the context of a flawed criminal justice system'
Buhay Representative Lito Atienza says that when lawmakers pass laws, they must consider the faith of Filipinos
As a former prosecutor, Siquijor Representative Ramon Rocamora saw how the Philippine criminal justice system is unfit to handle the reimposition of the capital punishment
Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano votes against the capital punishment because the measure would make the Philippines 'lose our moral and competitive edge'
(UPDATED) Quezon City 6th District Representative Jose Christopher Belmonte says he 'cannot accept' that the 17th Congress 'would take blood in its own hands'
214 yes, 54 no, 1 abstain – that's how the House of Representatives voted for the death penalty bill
'They may have won, but it does not mean that they are right,' CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas says after the House of Representatives approved the death penalty bill
(UPDATED) A total of 217 lawmakers voted in favor of the measure while 54 voted against it and 1 abstained
Quezon City 6th District Representative Jose Christopher Belmonte explains his 'no' vote, saying, 'Imposing the death penalty is allowing state-sponsored killings'
(4th UPDATE) Under the House-approved measure, drug convicts on death row can be executed either through hanging, firing squad, or lethal injection