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Why not give anti- terror law a chance?

/ 04:01 AM July 13, 2020

Now that the President has signed into law the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 (ATA), I believe it is high time each one of us gave this law a chance. I understand the predicament of the people against this law, but then again, with all the safeguards the law provided, I think we must at least give it a chance.

If indeed there are unconstitutional provisions stipulated in the ATA, then by all means the Supreme Court can take the final action. And if the Supreme Court finds it constitutional, then we must respect and obey the law. I am certain amendments are always available if there are things that need to be polished in the law. But for now, let’s remain positive that this law can help the Philippines prevent and check terrorism.

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Ezekiel Manaois
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