DILG: Revival of Anti-Subversion Law urgent, critical, inevitable
Department of the Interior and Local Governments (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año said Thursday that the revival of the Anti-Subversion Law is “urgent, critical, and inevitable” to finally put an end to the communist struggle in the country.
The DILG chief said that it’s about time to finally put an end to the conflict that has killed some 100,000 policemen, soldiers, government officials and innocent civilians.
Año said the DILG is ready to work with Congress to “craft such a legislation that responds to the needs of the times and places the necessary safeguards to ensure our Constitutionally-guaranteed freedoms of association and free speech.”
The DILG chief said that since the repeal of the Anti-Subversion Law, the communists have continuously rejected the government’s call for genuine peace for the past 50 years and have instead indiscriminately sowed terrorism across the country.
“It can’t be denied by anyone that the continued existence and illegal activities of the CPP-NPA-NDF constitute a clear, present, and grave danger to the security of the Philippine state,” he said.
Año said that all organizations providing support to the CPP-NPA-NDF must also be declared illegal and mere membership to these organizations should be a criminal act.
The Anti-Subversion Act, Republic Act (RA) No. 1700, was passed in June 1957 during the presidency of Carlos P. Garcia.
During the time of President Corazon Aquino, she issued Executive Order No. 167, series of 1987 repealing PDs 1835 and 1975 and reviving RA 1700.
“That’s why it’s impossible for subversive organizations to thrive in the United States. So again, quashing communism does not entail the hands of the military forces but the definite hands of the law,” he concluded.Read more: Manila Bulletin News
I trust DILG PNP DND PRRD know what best to do So if they deem it need it to stop CPP-NPA and IS terrorists, I would support it RT : DILG: Revival of Anti-Subversion Law urgent, critical, inevitable
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