MANILA, Philippines — The controversial Anti-Terror Bill now only needs to be signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte after an overwhelming 173 lawmakers in the House of Representatives voted in support of the passage of the measure.
With only 31 negative votes and 29 abstentions, the lower chamber approved on final reading House Bill No. 6875 which seeks to amend the Human Security Act of 2007 for deliberation.
Before the bill reached the plenary floor in House, two committees in the lower chamber adopted—and eventually approved—the Senate version of the bill in a move to possibly hasten its passage by avoiding the bicameral conference committee to settle the disagreein…
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