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Guevarra: Military, police to be consulted for Anti-Terror Law’s IRR

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Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Monday (Aug. 3) that consultations will be made with both the military and the police on what should the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Anti-Terrorism Law should contain.

“The DOJ legal team has started drafting the IRR,” Guevarra said.

“We shall consult our law enforcement and military institutions as we go along,” he added.

He noted this includes coordinating with intelligence agencies for inputs.

“Then we’ll present an initial draft to the Anti-Terrorism Council for consideration,” Guevarra said.

“I believe that we can finish the IRR within the 90-day period provided under the anti-terrorism law,” he assured.

Newly-appointed Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay said on Monday that he will include in the inputs to the DOJ regulations over the use of social media.

Gapay explained the medium is “the platform now being used by the terrorists to radicalize and even plan terrorist acts.”

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