MANILA – Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Gen. Gilbert Gapay on Monday met with National Capital Region-based muftis, imams, and madrasah (Islamic schools) officials as part of efforts to foster closer ties with Muslim communities.
Religion has no link to terrorism, President Rodrigo Duterte said as he noted that the Philippines continues to be confronted with security threats amid coronavirus disease pandemic.
The recent bombings in Jolo, Sulu that killed 15 people, including seven military personnel, and injured more than a dozen others will only strengthen the government’s resolve to crush the lawless elements, President Rodrigo Duterte said.
Several American senators on Tuesday vowed to support the cooperation between Manila and Washington on counterterrorism in the wake of the bombings in Jolo, Sulu that killed 14 and injured nearly 80 on Monday.
Another petition was filed on Monday (July 13) asking the Supreme Court (SC) to nullify and prohibit the implementation of the Anti-Terrorism Law.
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National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. assured that the new legislation against terrorism in the country will not stifle dissent and suppress free speech.
Malacañang said Sunday it will let the Supreme Court (SC) decide on the constitutionality of the new anti-terrorism law.
Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Saturday clapped back at a blogger over the fake news she wrote about the newly signed Anti-Terrorism Law.
Hong Kongers are scrubbing their social media accounts, deleting chat histories and mugging up on cyber privacy as China’s newly imposed security law blankets the traditionally outspoken city in fear and self-censorship.
Malacañang on Wednesday assured the proposed anti-terrorism law in the Philippines is “at par” with the laws of developed countries.
The sheer unpredictability of terrorist attacks is what makes passing the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 an urgent matter, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said Monday.
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano challenged the officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Friday (June 19) to prevent abuses in the implementation of the anti-terrorism bill once it becomes a law.
Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa said critics of the anti-terrorism bill shouldn’t blame the government if incidents of terrorism worsen in case the measure doesn’t become a law.
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.
If Filipinos want to be the world’s No. 1 in terms of terrorism, then by all means they can junk the anti-terrorism bill, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said Monday night.
Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III hit back at critics of the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 who warn that the bill will target activists.
House Deputy Speaker and Batangas Rep. Vilma Santos-Recto has admitted that she’s one of the 173 lawmakers who voted in favor of the third reading passage of the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020.
Terrorism knows no timing nor borders. As such, some of our country’s policy-makers, especially our people, should know better than just criticizing and believing the massive disinformation campaign against the anti-terrorism bill.
Former Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Neri Colmenares and fellow members of the Concerned Lawyers for Civil Liberties (CLCL) have called on the public to reject the Anti-Terrorism bill.
Malacañang on Wednesday defended President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to certify the controversial anti-terrorism bill as urgent, citing the continued threat of terrorist attacks in the country.
The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a controversial proposed legislation that seeks to replace the Human Security Act of 2007 with a broader measure aims in strengthening the law against terrorism in the country.
In light of the continued threat of terrorism, President Rodrigo Duterte appealed to the people of Marawi to support the deployment of soldiers in the city.
Senators have been working hard to make Filipinos “feel safe” in their homes and communities.