Duterte meets new Congress allies, wishes for revival of death penalty

Duterte meets new Congress allies, wishes for revival of death penalty

DAVAO CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte discussed his administration’s anti-drug crusade and his desire to restore the death penalty with some of his new allies from the executive and legislative branch, late Saturday evening. Among the lawmakers who were part of the meeting that started around 9:30 p.m. at the After Dark Resto Bar were senators Sonny Angara and Alan Peter Cayetano, Palawan 1st District Rep. Franz Josef Alvarez, Masbate 3rd District Rep. Scott Davies Lanete, Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco, and Citizen’s Battle Against Corruption (CIBAC) Partylist Rep. Sherwin Tugna. Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, Special Assistant to the President Bong Go, Bataan Governor Albert Raymond Garcia, Tarlac Governor Susan Yap, Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano, and Manila Councilor Irwin Tieng were also present in the five-hour meeting described as “casual and cordial.”
Though the chart that identified drug-tainted local executives was shown to Duterte’s guests, the president did not give details about his master plan on the war on drugs.

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