Justice chief reminds law enforcers to wait for Anti-terror law IRR

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Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Saturday, July 18, advised law enforcement agencies to wait for the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) before enforcing the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020.

“It will be more prudent for law enforcement agents to await the promulgation of the IRR,” Guevarra said.

However, Guevarra also gave his assurance that law enforcement can implement the Anti-Terrorism Law if needed since it already took effect this Saturday, July 18.

“It may all depend on the actual circumstances on the ground,” he explained.

“If the government has intelligence information that an ISIS(Islamic State of Iraq and Syria)-infiltrated group is about to blow up the MRT (Metro Rail Transit), our law enforcers will probably not wait for the promulgation of the IRR to take the appropriate action,” Guevarra said.

Otherwise, Guevarra said that “if there are no such imminent threats, it will really be more prudent to await the promulgation of the IRR.”

The secretary said the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Anti-Terrorism Council (ATC) will draft the IRR within 90 days in consultation with the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

Labor groups expect P150 legislated wage hike

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Spread the loveMANILA – Despite recent wage increases in 12 out of 17 regions, organized labor groups remain confident that the proposed P150 across-the-board legislated

LTFRB extends PUB permits for holidays

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VP Sara calls for calm, public vigilance

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Spread the loveMANILA – Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte on Sunday condoled with the families of the victims of the bombing at the