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Pacquiao apologizes for ‘sisipain’ remark

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 07:07 PM August 08, 2016

SENATOR Manny Pacquiao  apologized  on Monday for  his remark  on how the  death penalty by hanging  could be carried  out.

“Pasensya na po, Mr. President, sa anumang maling action namin. I always stand corrected kung may mga pagkakamali akong nagawa o pagkukulang na  hindi kanais-nais na mga aksyon,”    Pacquiao said.

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The neophyte senator  issued the  apology  after Senator  Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan  expressed  concern at how   some of his colleagues and people  and the gallery  laughed  at Pacquaio’s remark on  death  by hanging.

“Just a manifestation. Earlier, perhaps out of levity para mawala ang konting kaba medyo may agam-agam ho ako dahil nagtatawanan tayo sa gallery tungkol sa pagbitay,”  said  Pangilinan.

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“Sa akin po e hindi po biro-biro ang buhay ng ating mga kababayan at sana po maging mas sensitibo tayo sa usapin po ng  pagkitil ng buhay ng kapwa. Siguro nga  ho ito ay dala lang ng nerbiyos, nagtawanan po tayo pero sana ho iwasan  ho natin na maging  katatawanan o binibiro-biro po ang usapin po  ng kamatayan po ng ating kapwa,” he added.

Pacquiao  delivered his fist privilege speech in the Senate  this afternoon  to push for the reimposition of the death  penalty  on drug cases.

After  the speech, Majority Leader  Vicente “Tito” Sotto III   asked the neophyte senator   how he would like the drug offenders punished  by death.

Responding  to Sotto’s’ query, Pacquiao said he  prefers  death  by hanging, saying in jest: “Sisipain lang po yung upuan.”

“Pwede po nating sabihin na natumba lang ang upuan e,”  Pacquiao added.

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