Philippine Congress punishes death penalty rebels
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11 Lower House members removed from chamber, committee positions for voting against executions
The Philippines' House of Representatives has passed a bill that favors capital punishment for drug-related offenses. (Photo by Angie de Silva)
The Philippines' Lower House has removed leading members who voted against a proposed death penalty bill from powerful positions in the chamber and on powerful congressional committees.
The move came on March 15, the last session day before Congress took a break for the Lenten season.
House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, an ally of President Rodrigo Duterte, had warned that House committee members who voted against the proposal would be replaced.
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