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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
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'
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