Members of the House Committee on Justice have agreed that only drug cases will be covered by the bill seeking to revive the death penalty.
House Committee on Justice Chairman Reynaldo Umali says, lawmakers came up with this decision following a caucus yesterday.
Umali explains, if the capital punishment will be imposed on crimes like rape, murder and kidnapping, legislators will not be able to arrive at any settlement and the measure may not be approved.
The death penalty bill prescribes death penalty for acts of importing, manufacturing, selling and trading of illegal drugs.
It also states that possession of drugs carries a penalty of life imprisonment.