File lang nang file! Guevarra: Questioning Anti-Terrorism Law a public right
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday (July 13) said it is the right of the public to question the Anti-Terrorism Law.
Guevarra pointed this out as petitions questioning the law continue to be filed before the Supreme Court (SC).
“It is the right of every citizen to question any act of the legislature that he thinks is contrary to the fundamental law of the land,” he said.
On the other hand, Guevarra pointed out “it is the bounden duty of the Supreme Court, as final arbiter of all controversies involving the rights of the citizenry, to determine with exactitude the constitutional limits of state power.”
“This right and this duty are at the very heart of all the petitions filed in relation to the anti-terrorism law,” he stated.
The latest petition was filed on Monday by the group Sanlakas which became the eighth petitioner questioning the law.