outbrain
Close  

PNP mulling anti-terror bill information drive to deter possible abuse

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 10:20 AM June 12, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday said it is planning to conduct an information drive on the anti-terror bill to prevent police officers from abusing the enforcement of the controversial measure once it becomes a law.

“As far as the PNP is concerned, we are prepared to implement the law if it is approved. We plan to conduct a massive information campaign drive to inform our police personnel along with our human rights office,” PNP spokesman Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac said in an interview on ANC.

ADVERTISEMENT

“We need to do this to allay the fears of the public that this will again be prone to abuse so we will conduct a massive information drive so that all PNP personnel will be aware of provision and prevent any possibility of the law getting abused in the future,” Banac added.

“There are safeguards put in place in the law and part of that is the possibility of imprisonment for 10 years so that is something that would really deter PNP personnel from committing abuses,” he said.

FEATURED STORIES

Banac also mentioned that abusive police officers will be dismissed from service, detained and charged.

The Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 was signed by leaders of Senate and House of Representatives and was already transmitted to President Rodrigo Duterte for his signature.

GSG
Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: anti-terror bill, Bernard Banac, Nation, PNP‎
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.