House minority bloc opposes ‘swift passage’ of Anti-Terror Bill

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MANILA, Philippines — The minority bloc in the House of Representatives has opposed the “swift passage” of the controversial Anti-Terror Bill, saying that members need more time to study the measure.

The lawmakers filed on Tuesday House Resolution No. 944—a copy of which was given to the media on Wednesday—which expresses the opposition of the bloc to the swift passage of the Anti-Terror Bill “without sufficient time to intelligently deliberate on serious penal provisions and its grave implications.”

“We still have [Republic Act] No. 1016 (Terrorism Financing Prevention and Suppression Act of 2012) hence, there is no need to rush the passage of this [Anti-Terror Bill],” the l…

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