This was the statement of President Duterte on Friday while he is in Cagayan de Oro to visit wounded soldiers.
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Duterte said that he recognized the independence of the legislature but rape was one of the most heinous crimes that should merit the heaviest penalty.
The original draft of the death penalty bill included 21 crimes on the list, which was lowered to four after a House caucus, and then limited only to drug-related crimes when it was passed by the Congress on second reading on Wednesday.
When asked if he thought the removal of plunder from the list of crimes contradicted his anti-corruption campaign, Duterte clarified he had only vowed to stop corruption -- and not to kill plunderers.
Source: CNN Philippines
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