There are two documents pending to become law on the topic of “Anti-Terror” or “Anti-Terrorism” legislation in the Philippines.
The objective of both is basically to modify the existing law — The Human Security Act of 2007 — thereby repealing it when it is passed.
The issue now on hand is how each version presents its “teeth” through its prescribed measures.
We encourage you to read and familiarize for your own knowledge and direct appreciation the provisions of each bill.
Existing Law: The Human Security Act of 2007
Or Republic Act No. 9372. Read the full original text here.
Proposed New Law: Senate Bill #1083 or “The Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020”
On February 26, 2020 the Philippine Senate voting 19-2 approved on final reading Senate Bill No. 1083 that repeals the Human Security Act of 2007. Read the full original text here.
Proposed New Law: House Bill No. 6875 or “The Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020”
On May 30, 2020 the Philippines House of Representatives approved on 3rd and final reading House Bill (HB) No. 6875 or, also named “The Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020”. Read the full original text here.