Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has expressed support to proposals to extend beyond 30 days the wiretapping activities being made against suspected terrorists.
“Terrorism is a serious threat to national security and public safety, so if our security experts recommend that a longer period for permissible wiretapping is necessary I will support it,” Guevarra stated.
Recently, Defense Secretary Delgin Lorenzana urged for amendments made in the Human Security Act of 2007 including extending the 30-day wire tapping limit.
On the other hand, Guevarra said there is no need for Lorenzan’s other proposal to create special courts to handle terrorism cases.
“I believe that our regular trial courts, some of which have been designated to especially handle heinous crimes, are capable of trying terrorism cases, wherever they may be filed,” Guevarra pointed out.