Newly-proclaimed Senator-elect Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao made it to his first press conference as Upper House legislator and said he is in favor of death penalty.
Speaking to the media shortly after his proclamation Thursday at the PICC, Pacquiao said that the capital punishment is actually based on the Bible.
“Sa Romans 13, basahin natin ‘yang one to seven. Malalaman natin ‘yan.” he said. “Hindi naman ang presidente ang maghahatol niyan, kun’di ang government.”
“Sa mata ng Panginoon, hindi bawal ‘yan,” Pacquiao added.