DUTERTE: Anti-terror law to comply with Constitution

President Rodrigo R. Duterte will thoroughly review the anti-terrorism bill to ensure that it complies with the 1987 Constitution, Malacañang said Thursday.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the statement, assuring that the President is in no rush to sign the measure meant to add more teeth to the country’s law against terrorism. READ MOREREAD MORE

Anti-terror bill to speed up neutralization of threats: Army

The Philippine Army (PA) said it is optimistic that the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 will allow them to neutralize terrorists before they can conduct deadly attacks.”We are optimistic that the Anti-Terror Bill (ATB) will enable us to go after terrorists before they seize… Read More

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Be wary of disinformation drive vs. Anti-Terror Act: solon

MANILA – Senator Panfilo Lacson on Thursday urged the public not to believe in the “massive disinformation campaign” being waged by critics against the Anti-Terrorism Bill, stressing that the measure’s only aim is to protect Filipinos from discriminate terrorist acts, and not… Read More

Suspension of VFA termination not same as total lifting: Roque

MANILA – Malacañang clarified Thursday that President Rodrigo Duterte has not signified any intent to order the total lifting of the termination of the Philippines’ Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States (US).In a virtual presser aired on state-run PTV-4,… Read More

PRRD to ensure anti-terror law complies with Constitution  

 MANILA – President Rodrigo R. Duterte will thoroughly review the anti-terrorism bill to ensure that it complies with the 1987 Constitution, Malacañang said Thursday.Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the statement, assuring that the President is in no rush to sign the… Read More

AFP won’t get ‘new power’ in anti-terror bill

MANILA – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will not be given “any new power” under the proposed measure meant to strengthen the country’s anti-terrorism law, its spokesperson said Thursday. “From what has been reported to me so far, nothing in the Enrolled Bill to be sent to… Read More

Anti-terrorism bill new tool for peace, security: Army

ILOILO CITY – The Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division (3ID) has backed the passage of the House Bill 6875 or the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 as it is a “new tool to promote peace and security.”The House of Representatives has approved the said bill on third… Read More

NPA using landmines to sow terror in Surigao Norte: Army

BUTUAN CITY – The Philippine Army blasted anew the communist New People’s Army (NPA) for “terrorizing” the farming communities in Surigao del Norte by planting anti-personnel mines (APMs) in trails usually used even by civilians going to their farms.1Lt. Wilfredo Quilang, the… Read More

House approves anti-terror bill on 3rd reading

MANILA – A bill providing more teeth to the law against terrorism and effectively repealing the Human Security Act of 2007 is a step closer into becoming a law, after the House of Representatives approved it on third and final reading on Wednesday.With 173 affirmative votes, 31 negative votes,… Read More

Anti-terror bill to protect PH peace, sovereignty: DILG

MANILA – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Wednesday said the new anti-terrorism bill certified as urgent by President Rodrigo Duterte will preserve the country’s sovereignty and promote peace.”The intention of the Anti-Terrorism Bill of 2020 is to preserve our… Read More

Palace says fears over anti-terror bill ‘unfounded’

MANILA – The fear of using the anti-terrorism bill as an avenue for red-tagging the opposition and progressive groups is “unfounded”, Malacañang said on Wednesday.Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque emphasized that it was wrong for critics of the measure to make this… Read More

House passes anti-terrorism bill on 2nd reading

MANILA – The House of Representatives on Tuesday night approved on second reading a measure providing more teeth to the law against terrorism and effectively repealing the Human Security Act of 2007.The lower chamber passed via voice vote House Bill 6875, or the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act of… Read More

Palace says peace talks with Reds still possible

MANILA – Malacañang on Tuesday raised the possibility that President Rodrigo Duterte might once again open the door to another resumption of peace dialogue with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) in the future.This, even after Duterte rejected last month the idea of a possible… Read More

‘No draconian provisions’ in anti-terrorism bill: Palace

MANILA – Malacañang assured that there are no “draconian provisions” in the bill which is meant to beef up the country’s law against terrorism.Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this statement after President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday certified the measure as… Read More

Lacson, Sotto tell critics to read Anti-Terrorism bill

MANILA – Senator Panfilo Lacson on Tuesday said critics of Senate Bill No. 1083, or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2019, has only to read the proposed measure first to realize that all issues against perceived abuses that may be committed during its implementation have already been properly… Read More

AFP lauds PRRD for certifying anti-terror bill as urgent

MANILA – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) thanked President Rodrigo Duterte for certifying as urgent the bill that will give more teeth to the country’s anti-terrorism law.”We are grateful to the President and Commander-in-Chief of all Armed Forces for his certification as ‘urgent’ of… Read More

CHR condemns alleged NPA attacks in MisOr amid health crisis

MANILA – The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Tuesday strongly condemned the recent attacks allegedly perpetrated by members of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Misamis Oriental.”As if the threat of the coronavirus is not worrisome enough, these acts of terrorism were meant to instill… Read More

Duterte certifies anti-terror bill as urgent

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has certified as urgent a bill that will give the country’s anti-terrorism law more teeth.Duterte, in a letter to House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Monday, certified House Bill 6875, as urgent to allow the lower house to expedite the legislative… Read More

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