2 weeks Anti-Terror Council can’t order arrests – DoJ MB
The Anti-Terrorism Council (ATC) can’t order the arrest of persons under the Republic Act 11479 or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, the Department of Justice (DOJ) assured Saturday. “What the ATC authorizes is detention for an extended period,” said Justice Undersecretary Adrian Sugay following the publication of the law’s Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) in newspapers. The Justice Undersecretary assured that the IRR was crafted taking into consideration the petitions filed before the Supreme Court (SC) questioning the constitutionality and legality of RA 11479. Sugay said that the IRR was released not to allay fears of critics but to ... more