AFP grateful to Commander-in-Chief for signing anti-terror law – AFP chief

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“The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is grateful to the Commander-in-Chief for his resolve in putting public security and general welfare his primordial consideration in enacting the law that specifically targets terrorists,” AFP Chief-of-Staff General Felimon Santos Jr. said in a statement after President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act No. 11479, the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020.

The AFP chief said they see the said law as an “antidote to protect our people from terrorist acts that bring about death, injury, and massive destruction.”

“It is a landmark legislation that empowers government – particularly security forces – to defeat terrorists that sees the Philippines as safe haven due to its lenient anti-terrorism laws,” he added.