Pinapurihan ng ilang senador ang desisyon ni President Rodrigo Duterte na isabatas ang kontrobersyal na anti-terror bill bilang Republic Act 11479.
Saad ni Senate President Vicente Sotto III, co-author ng Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, masaya siya na nakita ng Presidente ang kahalagahan ng batas.
Saad ni Sotto, ito na ang sagot sa pangangailangan ng Proteksyon ng Pilipinas laban sa “ruthless ideologies and stop unrepentant agitators from sowing mayhem and disorder.”
“The government’s hands are no longer tied. We now stand at par with many countries in the region in capacity- building measures against terrorists. Law abiding citizens have nothing to fear,” dagdag pa nito.
Hinangaan naman ni Senator Panfilo Lacson ang malakas na political will ni Pangulong Duterte upang mapatibay pa ang principal sponsor ng anti-terrorism efforts ng bansa.
“Much credit goes to PRRD (President Rodrigo Roa Duterte). With all the pressure coming from different directions against the signing of the Anti-Terrorism Bill into law, at the end of the day, it is his strong political will that mattered most,” lahad ni Lacson.
“I cannot imagine this measure being signed under another administration. If only for this, I take my hat off to the President,” pahayag pa nito.
‘Very timely at historic’ naman ang naturang approval para kay Senator Francis Tolentino.
“It just goes to show that a stable peace and order climate should go hand in hand with economic rejuvenation post-COVID-19. We should all support this measure,” aniya.