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Hontiveros to House, Palace: Why prioritize anti-terror bill over COVID-19 measures?

6/2/2020 12:00:00 PM

Hontiveros to House, Palace: Why prioritize anti-terror bill over COVID-19 measures?

"COVID-19 ang kalaban, pero itong Anti-Terrorism Bill ang isinalang," Hontiveros told reporters in a text message when asked to comment on online criticism about the passage of the bill.(COVID-19 is the enemy but they opted to tackle the Anti-Terrorism Bill instead.)

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President Rodrigo Duterte certified as urgent the bill that will allow authorities to detain suspected terrorists for up to 14 days.The Senate passed the Anti-Terror bill on final reading in February before coronavirus cases spiked in the Philippines, while the House started deliberating on the measure this week before Congress goes on a 2-month break.

"Valid at dapat pakinggan ang concerns ng publiko tungkol sa (anti-terror) bill. Ang hiling nila ay maayos na programa para sa kanilang kaligtasan laban sa kinakaharap nating pandemic. Hindi ba dapat nandoon ang prayoridad natin?" Hontiveros said.

(The concern of the public about the bill is valid. They are asking for sound programs for their safety during this pandemic. Isn't that supposed to be our priority?)Prior to the Senate's passage of the Anti-Terror bill, Hontiveros had warned that the measure could be used to target those expressing dissent against the government as it legitimizes warrantless arrests in certain circumstances.

"Alam natin na kapag hindi benevolent, kung 'di despotic yung implementors, may mga human rights violations na maaring mangyari," Hontiveros earlier told ANC's Headstart.(We know that if the implementers are despotic instead of benevolent, human rights violations will be committed.)

Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Sen. Panfilo Lacson defended the bill, saying that enough safeguards were placed in the measure to avoid abuse.Under the Senate version, law enforcement agencies need to notify a court and the Commission on Human Rights whenever a warrantless arrest is made. The suspect may only be detained for 14 days, which is extendable for another 10 days.

While the measure scrapped the P500,000 daily fine for the wrongful detention of suspects, any official found to have violated the rights of a suspected terrorist shall be penalized with imprisonment of 10 years."The concerns being raised by the progressive and leftist groups as well as human rights advocates have been adequately addressed during the Committee on National Defense and Security public hearings, as well as the debates and interpellations in plenary," Lacson, who sponsored the Senate version, said in a statement.

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Yes I agree with you Senator Hontiveros. Hindi dapat sa panahong ito. Kung ano ano ang inuuna ng gobyernong ito, nakaka disappoint na mas uunahin nila ang batas na hindi naman makakatulong sa problema ng pilipinas ngayon. they prioritized the bill kc all who opposed can not hold rallies or demos now that mass gatherings are not allowed. so no protest march....kaya....approved agad agad.

Anti terror? Treason is the word commited by leaders disloyal to the people. Mabuti naman may nag sasalita🤦🏻‍♀️ Why question the authority that was given to the Executive by the Constitution? Isn’t this question a national security issue? Same. Why rush ABS-CBN franchise over COVID19 measures? Whahah

Halatang takot ang mga terrorista at ang mga sumusuporta sa kanila or shall i say, mga nag popondo sa mga hinayupak na mga terroristang NPA.. Kc my binabalak kaya minamadali ayun lng yun logic kung baga.. Alam na ang mga karakas... Since day 1 pa ganyan sali. Pag wlang may magreklamo ok lng lusot pah may mag reklamo bawi agad at nagi2ng hero pa. Like the story of philhealth.😉😉😉😉✈

Nkaka tawa lang kayo ayan lang kaya nyung gawen baka kase kailangan nyo na nang tulong bigay ko ni spider man hahaha binababoy at winawalangya nyo bansa naten maniniwala pa kame sa inyo hahaha 🖕🖕🖕🖕solid duterte di kayo uubra gulang sa talas tandaan nyo yan Multi Tasking tawag dun risahontiveros ... Parang nasa Senate ka nag interpellate tpos meron nag haharutan sa text yung iba pa simple lng kindatan sa kabilang seat.. parang nasa palengke lng.. Kng may Covid topic meron dn aBIAS cb-END tpos anti terror etc.. Do ur JOB! 🤫

Because they want to silence the critics of the government. to further cover-up their incompetence. So our Legislature is supposed 2 tackle only one bill/law a time. Don't they have D capacity 2 multi-task what with all those committees, sub-committees & sub-sub; plus D thousands of congressional & senatorial staff, consultants & think tanks that actually do everything for U?

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House should have cited NTC in contempt: 1987 Constitution framerThey should. And sending a representative who doesn't seem to know what he is talking about is a big joke AbolishNTC IbalikAngABSCBN Dapat lang. Lahat ng sinabi ni cordoba sinumpaan niya yun. Perjury yun. Disrespect pa sa congress. Abolish na yang ntc may kinikilingan .