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LACSON WITHDRAWS AUTHORSHIP OF DEATH PENALTY BILL

Senator Panfilo Lacson withdrew his authorship of the Senate bill seeking to reinstitute the death penalty for heinous crimes. In a letter to Senate Secretary Atty. Myra Villarica, Lacson also requested that his bill, Senate Bill 27, no longer be considered for deliberation by the Senate panels concerned. The veteran legislator recently withdrew his support […]

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SENATE APPROVES BILL FOR SEPARATE FACILITY FOR HEINOUS CRIME CONVICTS – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon has stressed that Senate Bill No. 1055 or the Separate Facility for Heinous Crimes Inmates Act, which was unanimously passed on third and final reading recently, will promote the general welfare and safeguard the basic rights of every prisoner incarcerated in the New Bilibid Prison. Gordon, principal author and sponsor of the […]

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AMEND GCTA LAW TO EXCLUDE HEINOUS CRIME CONVICTS – GO

“Today, I have a solution.” Senator Bong Go expressed this statement before members of the 18th Congress as he filed his Senate Bill (SB) No. 1003 which seeks to amend the Revised Penal Code, particularly Articles 29, 97, 98 and 99, the same provisions which were amended and rendered unclear by RA 10592. “The Filipino […]

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CREATE SEPARATE PRISON FOR HEINOUS CRIME CONVICTS – GORDON, ZUBIRI

Senator Dick Gordon and Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri have called for the establishment of a separate prison facility for those convicted of heinous crimes to isolate them from other inmates. Gordon and Zubiri said these inmates should be serving their sentence separately to ensure that those convicted of heinous crimes shall be kept […]