During his visit yesterday in Cagayan de Oro City to pay respect to slain soldiers and visit wounded soldiers, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte said he wants to know why rape was excluded in the death penalty bill.

In a news report by CNN Philippines, Duterte said rape was one of the most heinous in the original list of 21 crimes on the bill.

The said bill was passed on second reading by the House of Representatives but only included drug-related offenses. Accordingly, the other crimes were removed to gain the number of majority to have the bill passed.

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