Palace: People over-interpreting Anti-Terror Bill; right to free speech, strike, still guaranteed by Constitution

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Published June 3, 2020, 11:23 AM

By Argyll Cyrus Geducos

Malacañang said the public is over-interpreting the provisions of the Anti-Terrorism Bill but assured them that their right to free speech and hold strikes are still guaranteed under the Constitution.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
(RESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque was reacting to criticisms of the bill that seeks to repeal the Human Security Act (HSA) of 2007 and which was certified as urgent by the President on Monday afternoon.

In an interview over ANC, Roque said the public, particularly lawyers, are over-interpreting the bill when they said that those going on strike, supporting its participants and organizers, and speaking against the government will be arrested.

“Yes, they are [over-interpreting]! Because the right to

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