Senate begins discussing the revival of death penalty in the Philippines.
Senate President Tito Sotto and Sen. Ronald Dela Rosa want to limit capital punishment to high-level drug trafficking as it "cancels out one predominant issue vs death penalty:
that it is anti poor."
Senate Committee on Labor chair Joel Villanueva on President Duterte's #SONA2020 : "We were waiting for the President to tackle a clear & comprehensive plan to address the unemployment problem... It would have been a relief if the govt stated its plan to generate jobs for them."
Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto on President Duterte's #SONA2020 : "It scored low in the inspirational index. People were expecting a pep talk that will boost their morale, steel their resolve & will leave them to conclude, w/o a doubt, that indeed, we shall overcome."