- Taylor Swift posted on her Instagram account to express her hope that the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 in the Philippines will be scrapped
- The new anti-terror bill has been criticized by many Filipinos and netizens on social media
- The critics argue that it has the potential to be abused and used against critics of the government
- There are also Filipino celebrities who slammed the new anti-terrorism bill, including Janine Gutierrez, Solenn Heussaff, K Brosas, and Senator Kiko Pangilinan’s daughter, Frankie Pangilinan
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Taylor Swift went viral after sharing her thoughts on the Philippines’ Senate Bill 1083, also known as the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020. According to the international pop superstar, the bill should be junked.
The new anti-terror bill has also been slammed by many Filipinos and netizens on social media.
The critics of the bill argue that it has the potential to be abused and used against critics of the government who are not actually engaged in terrorism.
“Junk terror bill! When you’re done: Educate yourself. This doesn’t go away once the topic isn’t trending,” Taylor posted on her Instagram stories.
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There are also Filipino celebrities who slammed the new anti-terrorism bill, including Janine Gutierrez, Solenn Heussaff, K Brosas, and Senator Kiko Pangilinan’s daughter, Frankie Pangilinan.
The Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 extends the number of days suspected terrorists can be detained without a warrant – from three days under the current law to up to 14 days, which can be extended for another 10 days.
The bill also removed the provision under the Human Security Act that a person wrongfully accused of terrorism must be paid half a million pesos in damages for each day he or she is detained.
Any person who shall threaten to commit any act of terrorism, propose any terroristic acts or incite others to commit terrorism will be imprisoned for 12 years, under the new bill. It also allows the authorities to conduct a 60-day surveillance on suspected terrorists and force telcos to divulge their calls and messages.
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