DUTERTE HAS 30 DAYS TO SIGN OR VETO ANTI-TERRORISM LAW

Malacañang receives copy of anti-terror bill

MANILA – Malacañang on Tuesday received a copy of the anti-terrorism bill which is now up for President Rodrigo Duterte’s signature.Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque confirmed the news in a text message to reporters.In a virtual presser earlier in the day, Roque said Duterte… Read More

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Anti-terror bill to curb recruitment of youth combatants: group

MANILA – The passage of the proposed anti-terrorism bill would help address the recruitment of young people into terrorist outfits, a youth group said Monday.”The passage of the bill will definitely benefit the future generations — us, the youth,” Amorsolo Guerrero, chairman of the Youth for… Read More

Safeguards in anti-terror bill in place: PNP

MANILA – The proposed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 has safeguards to prevent abuse and protect the rights of the people, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Gen. Archie Gamboa said Tuesday.“I don’t suppose that the legislature, the branch of government who takes care of formulating the… Read More

DOJ assures anti-terror bill to undergo thorough review

MANILA – Malacañang will thoroughly scrutinize the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Tuesday.”The Palace statement that the anti-terror bill will be reviewed is not a mere perfunctory statement. From my experience as former senior deputy… Read More

Terrorism respects no one, overseas Filipino groups say

MANILA – In the wake of varying opinions about the Anti-Terrorism Bill of 2020 that awaits the signature of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, several groups of Filipinos in Europe, United States, the Middle East on Tuesday expressed concern to what they view as the appalling threat of terrorist… Read More

Anti-terror bill to protect ‘most vulnerable’ urban poor

MANILA – A federation of urban poor said Monday the passage of the proposed anti-terrorism bill will protect the vulnerability of the urban poor sector against acts of tyranny, oppression, and violence.In a statement, Tomas Jaldo, Pambansang Koalisyon ng Maralitang Taga-Lungsod (PKML)… Read More

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