Antiterror law takes effect today without IRR

Jerome Aning - Philippine Daily Inquirer 07/18/2020

The controversial Republic Act No. 11479, or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, takes effect on Saturday although its implementing rules and regulations (IRR) have yet to be crafted. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Friday said the Department…

Safeguards in place to prevent abuse – Ferro

Alven Marie A. Timtim 07/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There is no way that the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 will be subject to abuse. Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro, director of Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), said that the…

Progressive groups in Cebu condemn Anti-Terrorism Law of 2020

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Progressive groups in Cebu condemn President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to sign the Anti-Terror Bill into law, now known as the Republic Act (RA) No. 11479 or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020. In separate…

‘Bato’ to anti-terror bill critics: Don’t blame gov’t if terrorism escalates

Consuelo Marquez 06/14/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Critics of the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 should not blame the government if terrorism in the country worsens, Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa said on Sunday. “Sige okay lang sa akin, eh di…

Calls mount vs ‘urgent’ anti-terrorism bill

06/03/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Human rights groups and opposition lawmakers on Tuesday made a desperate call to Congress not to approve the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, warning that the measure aimed at crushing terrorism could easily be…

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