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House panel OKs death penalty bill

Amid the presence of nuns and human rights advocates, the House Committee on Justice yesterday approved the committee report on the substitute bill seeking to re-impose the death penalty for illegal drugs and heinous crimes.

House Speaker Pantaleon D. Alvarez sees nothing illegal in last Friday’s internment of President Ferdinand E. Marcos at the Libi-ngan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City but backed protesters in expressing their sentiments over the secrecy shrouded burial.

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House of Representatives allies of President Duterte disagreed on the good and bad points of the first 100 days of the Chief Executive but gave him an “A” grade for his sincere efforts in making life better for Filipinos.

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