LUCY TORRES-GOMEZ: Anti-terror bill made for terrorists, not for activists

A Leyte solon on Thursday came to the defense of the anti-terrorism bill saying it was made to stop terrorists, not to make life inconvenient and uncomfortable for activists and those who voice out dissent.In her Facebook post on Thursday evening, Leyte 4th District Rep. Lucy… Read More

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Anti-terrorism bill protects life: Cebu City mayor

CEBU CITY – The Anti-Terrorism Bill, once signed by President Rodrigo Duterte into law, will serve as a proactive stance against terrorism in the Philippines that “bolsters its core intent to protect life, liberty, and property from terrorism and to condemn terrorism as inimical to the… Read More

Maguindanao town officials say ‘yes’ to anti-terror bill

COTABATO CITY – Town officials of Rajah Buayan in Maguindanao have voiced support to the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, saying the measure would bring peace in their communities that have experienced terrorist attacks in the past.“We support this bill because we are convinced it will put an… Read More

Anti-terror law to bring progress in Mindanao: Caraga peace body

BUTUAN CITY – The Anti-Terrorism Bill of 2020 would not only address terrorism but also bring progress in Mindanao and transform the island’s image, Surigao del Sur Governor Alexander Pimentel said Thursday.Pimentel, who also heads Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) in Caraga, said there… Read More

Anti-terror bill to ‘marginalize extremists’ : Ormoc mayor

TACLOBAN CITY – Mayor Richard Gomez has said the people and the local government of Ormoc City support the enactment into law of the Anti-Terrorism Bill to drive economic growth and discourage extremism in the country.“At a time when there is a pressing need to restart the economy, we… Read More

‘Enough safeguards’ in anti-terror bill: Bichar

MANILA –There are enough safeguards in House Bill No. 6875 or “The Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020” to shield citizens against abuse and violation of their fundamental rights, Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara said.In a statement on Friday, Bichara, who also serves as chairperson of the… Read More

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