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Duterte-backed anti-terror bill up for ‘final review’: Palace

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By Prince Golez

The government’s new anti-terror law is now in the Office of the Executive Secretary for “final review,” Malacañang said Thursday.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque hinted that the measure allowing the detention of suspects for up to 24 days without warrants will soon be forwarded to the President for action.

“Wala na po sa lamesa ng Deputy Executive Secretary for Legal Affairs. Nailipat na po ‘yan sa tanggapan ni Executive Secretary for final review,” Roque said during his online press briefing.

“Ibig sabihin po meron na pong memorandum recommending a course of action to the President. Subject to final approval lang po siguro yan ni Executive Secretary at dadalhin na po sa lamesa ni Presidente,” he also said.

The proposal to amend and repeal the Human Security Act of 2007 seeks 12 years of imprisonment for those who will propose, incite, conspire, participate in the planning, training, preparation, and facilitation of a terrorist act.

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