Lacson guests at Kapihan

Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson, chair of the Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs, discusses the difficulty of passing the proposed death penalty bill in the Senate during the Kapihan sa Senado on Thursday, January 11, 2018. Lacson, an author of the measure, said that based on discussions with fellow senators, the bill “would have a difficult time getting the numbers it needs to pass in the Senate.” He said that alternatively, the Upper Chamber could work on other important bills, such as the proposed National ID System Act. (Photo by Cesar Tomambo)