Lorenzana re Anti-Terrorism Act : to curb, defeat terror groups

Lorenzana re Anti-Terrorism Act : to curb, defeat terror groups




The Philippines is now equipped with the Anti-Terrorism Act which can address terrorism before chaos breaks loose.
The said law will allow the government to defeat the threats posed by terror groups.

"The passage of Republic Act No. 11479, also known as Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, will greatly enable our security forces to proactively defeat and prevent terrorism," Lorenzana, chair of the Security, Peace, Justice Cluster, said in a pre-SONA briefing aired over state-run PTV-4.
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The DND Secretary assured the public that the enactment of the Republic Act No. 11479, also known as Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 is aimed at curbing terrorist groups out to wreck terror and violence against the public and their communities.
Secretary Lorenzana added that they will not allow this law to be abused and used to trample human rights.
The fears for the law being unconstitutional and would trample basic bill of rights as guaranteed in the Constitution are unfounded.

"We maintain that the fears of these petitioners are unfounded. But we leave the final determination to the SC (Supreme Court) if it is constitutional or not," he added.
The law took effect last July 18, the Defense Secretary said they would wait for the implementing rules and regulations (IRR), to be crafted by the Anti-Terrorism Council and the Department of Justice, before the law can be implemented.



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