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Guevarra to review anti-terror bill sans Duterte’s request

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Though President Rodrigo Duterte has not yet sought for its comment, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said will go ahead in conducting a review of the anti-terrorism bill.

“Nonetheless, the DOJ will already start its own review of the bill,” Guevarra said.

The secretary said “the congress has not sent the enrolled bill for the president’s signature.”

“So our comments have not yet been requested by the Office of the President,” he added.

As part of procedures, Guevarra explained the President sends bills to concerned government agencies before being signed.

Meanwhile, Guevarra assured “the DOJ will not to interfere with governmental policy but to determine if the provisions of any enrolled bill are in accordance with the constitution.”

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