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DOJ completes IRR of anti-terror law

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Wednesday said the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 11479 or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 (ATA) has been approved on schedule by the Anti Terrorism Council (ATC).

“The ATC has approved today (Wednesday) the IRR of the ATL crafted by the technical working group led by the DOJ. We will disseminate copies to the congress and law enforcement agencies as required under the law and will publish the IRR online and in a newspaper of general circulation in the next few days,” Guevarra said.

The DOJ last August started drafting the IRR of the law signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on July 3.

The new law repeals Republic Act 9372 or the Human Security Act of 2007. It seeks the detention of suspected terrorists for up to 24 days with no warrant of arrest.  Read More

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Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Wednesday concurred with a lawmaker’s observation that the suspected Indonesian suicide bomber who was recently arrested in Sulu may be a “potential test case” for the newly signed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020.“I agree (with Senator Panfilo… Read More

ATA rules, regulations to capacitate AFP in tracking terrorists

 October 15, 2020, 3:17 pm

MANILA – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has said the approval of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 11479 or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 (ATA) would greatly help the military in tracking down and arresting terrorists and their allies.”This will… Read More

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