4 months Senators thumb down DILG proposal to revive anti-subversion law MB
By Hannah Torregoza Some senators on Tuesday thumbed down the Department of Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) proposal to revive Republic Act 1700 or the Anti-Subversion Act to boost the country’s anti-terrorism laws. Senate of the Philippines building (Senate of the Philippines official Facebook) “No, I’m not inclined to support it, ang i-criminalize mo uli. It encroaches on the fundamental right to a peaceful assembly, to protest. I don’t think I will support that,” Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson told reporters after a Senate hearing on the measures that seek to strengthen the Anti-Terrorism Act. Lacson, head of the Senate committee ... more