NegOr POC, Dgte mayor back anti-terror bill
NEGROS ORIENTAL, June 23 (PIA) – The Negros Oriental Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) and Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo declared their support for the proposed Anti-Terrorism Bill.
PPOC chaired by Gov. Roel Degamo passed a manifesto to fully support the “Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020” which seeks to end the long period of violence caused by terrorists.
The manifesto states that “this bill enables Filipinos to achieve its dream of a peaceful society. The public is aware that terrorism poses a threat to country’s economic growth. It will inculcate fear among tourists and prevent them from coming here. It will also discourage foreign investors from investing here.”
The council also cited that “if we really want our nation to move forward, then now is the time to have a measure that will shield us from the ill-effects of criminality, terrorism, illegal drugs, and corruption.”
Meanwhile, Remollo expressed support to the bill saying, “it is for the for the best interest for the security of the state to protect the state by any legal means.”
He said the threat of terrorism is worldwide and any state has the right to protect itself by passing laws that will protect its citizens.
“We just have to trust our government which is doing its best to protect its citizens,” Remollo added.
PPOC also enjoins the public to give their support for the benefit of current and future generations as it stated that the country had experienced a lot of violence in the past and this claimed many lives as well as destroyed the lives of women and children. (jct/PIA7 Negros Oriental)