AKBAYAN SENATOR RISA HONTIVEROS’ INTERPELLATION TO SENATOR MANNY PACQUIAO’S PRIVILEGE SPEECH ON THE DEATH PENALTY

Mr. President, it is your contention that only big time drug pushers and syndicates will be imposed the death penalty.

May I call your attention to section 7 or your bill, which amends section 16 and imposes the penalty OF DEATH on any person who plants or cultures marijuana, opioum or any plant regardless of penalty which may be classified as a dangerous drug or as a source from which any dangerous drug can be manufactured or derived, REGARDLESS OF QUANTITY.

Source: Senate of the Philippines