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Duterte kin Nograles brothers are anti-death penalty, says Lagman

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Albay 1st district congressman and anti-death penalty crusader Edcel Lagman on Tuesday (January 17) claimed that two key Supermajority members are opposing the restoration of death penalty.

Lagman, in a press conference at the House of Representatives (HOR), identified these two as Davao City 1st district Rep. Karlo Nograles and PBA party-list Rep. Jericho “Koko” Nograles.

The Nograles brothers are the nephews of President Rodrigo Duterte, the prime mover of the reimposition of death penalty in the country.

“The classic examples of members of the supermajority who are against the reimposition of the death penalty are the Nograles brothers, Koko and Karlo. They are so much aligned with the administration, but they are strongly advocating a stand against the reimposition of the death penalty,” said Lagman, who is identified with the House opposition bloc.

“Yesterday, Koko Nograles approached me and told me that he is against the reimposition of the death penalty and he has very good arguments why it should not be reimposed. And I even asked him if he’s considering interpellating during the debates. And he said that he will be considering,” added the Bicolano solon.

Karlo chairs the powerful House appropriations committee while Jericho is the caretaker congressman of Sulu.