Hontiveros on anti-terror law: Govt afraid of people’s growing discontent

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MANILA, Philippines—Senator Risa Hontiveros on Saturday slammed the current administration for its decision to pass the anti-terror bill after President Rodrigo Duterte signed the controversial legislation into law.

In a statement, Hontiveros said that Duterte’s signing of the bill was a signifier of the government’s fear of the growing discontent among the Philippine populace for mishandling the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Isa lang ang dahilan kung bakit pinagpilitan ng gobyernong ito ang mabilisang pagpasa ng batas na ito sa gitna ng isang health crisis: Takot sila. They are afraid of the growing discontent of the people with government’s incompetence and abuses during the global p…

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