Lacson rebukes De Lima : Ping maintains anti-terror bill not a political tool for dictatorshp

Lacson rebukes De Lima : Ping maintains anti-terror bill not a political tool for dictatorshp




Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson has bluntly said that fellow senator Leila De Lima is wrong in her assertions regrading the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act as the said bill was not drafted so that the administration can go after its political opponents.

In a teleconference interview via Zoom with the Senate media, Lacson clarified that the bill has a clear definition of terrorism,and does not include legitimate dissent.



“So mali. Kasi maraming kumakalat ng disinformation kaya dapat maging maingat ang publiko,” he said.


Senator Leila De Lima and Senator Ping Lacson
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The former Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief explains that the bill is not designed to go after labor strikes and assemblies, or even those who badmouth President Duterte – as these are covered by other laws.
“Maski murahin nila ng murahin ang Presidente di masasaklaw nito. Ibang kaso haharapin nila, pwedeng libel or slander. Pero di masasaklaw ang legitimate exercise ng dissent at pagprotesta laban sa ating duly constituted authority,” he said.

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The detained senator in a prepared statement said the eventual signing of the Anti-Terrorism bill into a law will just be used against those who criticize the Duterte administration.
“Sa isang gobyernong wala naman talagang kakayahan at sinseridad na mamuno, gagawin na lamang nya ang kanyang tanging alam upang manatili sa kapangyarihan: manakot, maniil at mandahas ng kanyang sariling mga mamamayan,” she said.




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