House minority bloc plans to file SC suit vs. ‘unconstitutional’ anti-terror bill

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Updated June 3, 2020, 3:23 PM

By Ellson Quismorio

Citing alleged unconstitutional provisions, House Minority Leader Bienvenido “Benny” Abante Jr. said Wednesday that the bloc will challenge the controversial Anti-Terrorism Bill before the Supreme Court (SC) in the event it gets enacted.

Rep. Bienvenido ‘Benny’ Abante Jr. (Facebook / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

“Yan po ay laban talaga sa Constitution kaya (Those provisions are really against the Constitution that’s why) we are thinking of going to the Supreme Court if ever the Anti-Terror bill becomes a law,” Abante, Manila’s 6th district congressman, said during their weekly virtual press conference.

“Pinag-uusapan na po ng mga abogado namin (The lawyers in our bloc are discussing it already) Of course we have [Agusan del Norte 1st district] Cong.

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