It’s time to revive anti-subversion law: PNP to lawmakers

Security & Defense

The Philippine National Police urged the lawmakers to reinstate the Anti-Subversion Law supporting the bid of the Department of the Interior and Local Government to end the five-decade old communist insurgency in the country.

PNP Director for Police and Community Relations, Police Major General Benigno Durana Jr told lawmakers during the Senate hearing that it is the right time to reinstate the Anti-Subversation Law due to imminent threat of communist terrorism to the country’s security.

“There is a clear and present danger posed by the CPP-NPA and the front organizations that support it,” Durana said.

He likened communist-terrorists groups as termites breathing through the support of their legal front organizations.


“They will continue to use the law to circumvent or violate the law. Using democracy to destroy democracy,” he added.

In his recent pronouncements, PNP Chief, Police General Oscar David Albayalde said the revival of the Anti-Subversion Law will strengthen the campaign of the national government to end CPP/NPA’s terror across the country.

“We fully support the DILG to restore the anti-subversion law to outlaw the Communist Party of the Philippines, the political arm of the terrorist New People’s Army,” Albayalde said.

Albayalde said with an enabling law, the PNP can effectively implement legal offensive actions against the CPP/NPA/NDF and all the criminal, economic and organizational support systems that sustain its terrorist activities. PNP