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E di mauna kang magprotesta sa inyo! Ping twits American HRW official opposing anti-terror bill

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Human Rights Watch deputy Asia director Phil Robertson might want to concentrate his human rights protests in his native United States first, before criticizing the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020.

Sen. Panfilo Lacson said this Tuesday as he noted the US has stricter anti-terrorism laws compared to the bill that was passed in Congress and is now awaiting President Rodrigo Duterte’s signature.

“Mas matindi pa ang kanilang batas, may Guantanamo sila. Bakit pursue niya sa PH? Sa US siya mamuna,” Lacson said in an interview on DZRH radio.

“Kaya nag-iisang Amerikano si Phil Robertson. Karamihan dito pinayagan ng citizens ng US,” he added.

Earlier reports quoted Robertson as saying the bill is a human rights disaster in the making.

Lacson said the present Philippine bill got inputs from the anti-terror laws of the US, Australia and European Union, which are considered strong democracies.

He added all his efforts in crafting the anti-terror bill were aimed at making it conform to United Nations standards.

“Itong Anti-Terrorist Act hinango sa batas ng US, Australia, at EU. Karamihan dito kinopya natin doon. Ang standard na sinunod ko, United Nations standards. Tapos pinagsama-sama namin ang mga batas sa Australia, ito mga strong democracy, US, EU, Australia,” he said.

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