Thursday, March 2, 2017
By MARCHEL P. ESPINA
LAWMAKERS in Negros Occidental are divided on the proposed restoration of death penalty. On Wednesday, majority members of the House of Representatives approved on second reading the proposed measure to impose capital punishment on drug-related offenses in the country.
Some of the Negrense legislators who voted “yes” were Representatives Melecio Yap Jr. (First District) and Alfredo Benitez (Third District) while against the measure was Juliet Ferrer (Fourth District).