Posts Tagged Anti-Terrorism Bill

Lacson blasts UN official for calling on Duterte not to sign Anti-Terror bill

Robie de Guzman   •   July 3, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Panfilo Lacson has criticized a United Nations official for urging President Rodrigo Duterte not to sign the controversial Anti-Terrorism Bill. In a statement, Lacson expressed doubt...

Anti-Terrorism bill now under final review – Palace

Robie de Guzman   •   July 2, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The bill that seeks to toughen the country’s campaign against terrorism is now under final review, Malacañang said on Thursday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the proposed...

Anti-Terrorism Bill still under review —Pres. Duterte

Marje Pelayo   •   June 23, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte is still waiting for feedback from his legal team as regards the controversial Anti-Terrorism Bill.  The President himself said that the bill is still under...

DILG slams Bayan Muna’s claim, says LGUs voluntarily support Anti-Terror Bill

Robie de Guzman   •   June 18, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has belied the allegation of the group Bayan Muna that it is forcing local chief executives to support...

Lacson tells IBP Anti-Terrorism Council has no judicial power; bill will combat terrorism in ‘swift, constitutional manner’

Robie de Guzman   •   June 17, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Panfilo Lacson has clarified the “misconceptions” of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) about the controversial proposed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020. In a statement issued...

Malacañang: Chances of a presidential veto against Anti-Terrorism Bill are low

Marje Pelayo   •   June 15, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte early this month certified as urgent the Anti-Terrorism Bill that seeks to amend the over a decade old Human Security Act.  Despite mounting criticisms...

Holding protests vs anti-terror bill is basic right but health protocols must be followed – Lacson

Robie de Guzman   •   June 11, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Panfilo Lacson on Thursday said that staging protest activities against the controversial Anti-Terrorism bill is a basic right of every Filipino guaranteed in the Philippine Constitution....

Nothing in anti-terrorism bill adds any new power to military, AFP says

Robie de Guzman   •   June 4, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday welcomed the Congress’ move to immediately pass the controversial anti-terrorism bill amid growing opposition from various rights groups....

AFP wants 30-day detention period vs. suspected terrorist

Marje Pelayo   •   October 2, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) sees a three-day detention for a suspected terrorist as “light”. Under the Human Security Act, a suspected terrorist can only...

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