Top Lawyers Debate the New Anti-Terror Law in the Philippines | STAY CURIOUS #25


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  1. Very simple solution..gather both sides (ONLY SMART ONES) and re-write the parts in-question to words where they both can agree on…just make sure to exclude the church’s operatives, ABS-CBN backers, Ressa (lagyan ng busal), leftists, and DDS in this grown man’s conversation and you will see amending this law would be fix in no time.

  2. Atty. Calleja is very clear and concise in explanation of the terms of anti terrorism law and why it can be dangerous and I agree with him. Atty. Rivera is assuming that authorities who will implement the law has the same mindset as him and smart as he is and that’s where the problem lies. But the law not based on the constitution can be dangerous.

  3. 20:02 “Even if the police will be successful in their abuses, we can always imprison the police.”

    yeah right we have a Regional Police Director in the Philippines who violated quarantine protocols by throwing a birthday party (a mass gathering which is not allowed) and yet remains to have his post; even getting support from the President himself

  4. The law itself (or any sensible laws) might have good intentions but in the end it all goes down on how the government (and future administration) will implement it. If we have an ethical government or closer to that, there wouldn’t be such a problem. The corrupts will always find ways to abuse the laws.

    In my point of view as a Filipino, corruption is a deeply rooted trait in our government even before Pres. Duterte took over. He and his administration wanted a change but the liberals, oligarchs, biased media and corrupt officials (who are still in the government) doesn’t want any of that. He’s an ideal leader when he was a mayor of a city but it’s whole lot different as a president as there are already a lot of dishonest and corrupt officials to control over.

  5. Actually the law itself is good… But of course the opposition wants to used it as strong hold to win people’s minds… The Democrats in US is kinda funny they’re condemming the law when they have the same law and it even worse

  6. 22:10… In response to what you were retorting “Attorney Bruce” who looks like a woman but has the name given to a man, WE DON’T REALLY TRUST OUR PRESIDENT, THE POLICE, HIS OFFICIALS AND HIS COHORTS. YOUR PRESIDENT IS NOT TRUSTWORTHY, VERY VAGUE AND SHADOWY IN CHARACTER AND HAS SHAMELESSLY ADMITTED HE WOULD KILL AND KILLED PEOPLE WHO ARE CONSIDERED A NUISANCE TO OUR SOCIETY, FOREMOST OF THEM ARE HAPLESS AND HELPLESS DRUG ADDICTS, WHO PUT PEOPLE BEHIND IN BARS SUCH AS REZZA OF RAPPLER AND CONNIVED WITH INCOMPETENT, CORRUPT AND TREACHEROUS CONGRESSMEN TO DENY A FRANCHISE TO ABS-CBN WHICH IS ONE OF HIS HARDCORE CRITICS. IT’S NOT MORE ABOUT THE LAW WHICH WILL ENDANGER THE LIVES AND LIBERTY OF FILIPINOS. IT’S MORE TO WHOM WE WILL ENTRUST IT AND ITS STRICT ENFORCEMENT. I WOULD RATHER THAT WE FORGO HAVING AN ANTI-TERROR LAW AT THE MEAN TIME WHEN YOUR PRESIDENT APPEARS AND IS ACTING LIKE A LUNATIC, DERANGED, PSYCHOTIC, UNJUST, EVIL AND IS AN OLIGARCH HIMSELF!!!

  7. Well-minded lawyers. But I would like to raise an issue, where Atty. Bruce said that Mindanao likes the anti-terror law. This is false. In fact, the Bangsamoro region of Mindanao is one of the law’s challengers in the Supreme Court right now. But again, aside from that, the two are excellent lawyers, using knowledge with the right amount of calm. But overall, the Atty. Calleja has the upperhand in his arguments. He’s talking about reality, while Atty. Bruce is talking about what may be done – in short, there is no assurance.

  8. I lived in the Philippines for 12 years before the pandemic struck and recalled me and my colleagues back into our country. I witnessed the Aquinos administration and their lackadaisical policy against terrorism and drug problems but it all change in Dutertes term, all problems that are hidden from the public eye in the Philippines from bottom to top was revealed by Duterte, without Duterte revealing it the Filipinos won’t even know how deep the corruption in their country really is, starting from the lowest government officials to Senators helping the oligarchs escape the scrutinization of the law. The Philippines is in good hands with Duterte at it’s helm, that’s why I never wonder Duterte has 86% approval rating, so if he thinks this bill can help fighting terrorism then so be it, and I just read in an article that even his oppositions voted YES for this bill.

  9. Parang tanga, galit na galit kay Leni dahil sinisiraan daw Pilipinas sa ibang bansa tapos sadabihin na training ground tayo ng mga terorista. Lawyer ba yan? Boba. Bruce did not defend the law based on legal grounds but rather on his personal views on the issue of terrorism. No wonder he is no longer practicing law, his clients will be at their peril.

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  11. The philippines already has an anti terror law,you dont need a new one that targets unarmed civilians who speaks against the cruelty of this government. which makes this government the real terrorist

  12. haha you can always imprison the police? we havent seen any police abusers who were imprisoned, they were only suspended or sacked. if there were any its only for show!

  13. T tell you the truth, the Isis maute armed group is a pro duterte, its all part of the plan, a staged war! why? because the parent of the the group when interviewed before being arrested says they are helping the president. now the parents cannot be found, probably silenced!

  14. The older attorney is on the realistic spectrum while the younger attorney is on the idealistic spectrum. They’d make a great team in combatting terrorism since they keep a level head in debating. We must remember that healthy debates seek the mutual benefits of both parties and work things out from there. Debates, theoretically, strive to unite parties and not to split a community more.

  15. To me there are two types of rules:
    1. foundational — this should be few, and general
    2. “augmental” — this could be many, and specific (no backdoor loopholes)
    For either, no complexity.

  16. Exception to an exception is the loop-hole.
    Bruce, stop being shady — good laws aren’t written with ambiguity — you know that.
    Howard repeatedly called out the loophole, rather than acknowlede it, you focus more on an imagined best-scenario where a good judge/etc will inteprete it properly. This is just BS. Bruce is BS; you are a lawyer, you know better. You are shady. Stop beating around the bush. Acknowledge the loop hole, discuss closing it. Also discuss why it was even permitted to be written in the first place. This means that all/most of the people that participated in writing it are compromised and untrustworthy.

  17. IT IS VERY NICE OR OVEEWHELMING HAVING THESE KINDS OF TALKS..DISCUSSING ON IMPORTANT TOPIC THAT REALLY NEEDS ATTENTION..WITH TWO BRILLIANT MINDS FROM DIFFERENT OPINIONS YET FRUITFUL OUTCOMES IS A SIGN OF PROGRESS…ADD WITH BEAUTIFUL AND INTELLECTUAL MODERATOR…wow.

  18. Tignan niyo pag educated ang mga nagdedebate is trinatry talaga nilang intindihin ang different side pero yung ibang tao merong “your wrong I’m right, shut up” mentality… I mean I myself was against the law at first cause i was afraid but after reading the actual law and hearing different opinions I can confidently say that I am all for it

  19. 18:40 @Atty. Calleja What can you not understand about that section? How stupid can you be and not be able to understand that? What makes it “vague”?????????????????????? It already clearly defines it with that statement alone!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. It makes me happy to see a nice discussion like this. Nowadays, it’s very uncommon to see a nice civil discourse about controversial issues being carried out in an exceptional and respectful way. It’s also nice to watch this as a Filipino, since it really gives me more hindsight and a greater point-of-view on this topic. Great job Asian Boss, I really appreciate all your guys’ hard work to push many different views of many different people to the limelight

  21. I AM FILIPINO, I AM NOT A TERRORIST , I SUPPORT ANTI TERROR LAW! I CAN FREELY SPEAK ! AS WE ALL KNOW THERE IS NO ABSOLUTE DEMOCRACY, FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS MUCH ALIVE HERE!

  22. More Freedom, more Power to the people, less Government…if people want to protest let them protest, the Philippines is not China and dosnt want to be like the CCP.

  23. fyi, marie one of the members of opposition in the senate (senator Frank Drillon) are voted yes to anti-terror law and even the independent senators like Grace Poe, Binay and Lito Lapid etc.

  24. The truth is, if your loyal to the Philippines, love the ancestors and are a decent Catholic you have nothing to worry about. Even if your not perfect or poor, work hard and smile.

  25. Its not just the Philippines Disrupting Freedom of Speech, many countries have gone either Authoritarian with the Covid-19 as a distraction, or use it as a way to abuse power

  26. CPP-NPA is not terrorist, it’s a rebel org. There is a clear defining line between them: espousing the overthrow of government. Atty Bruce just showed how arbitrary the ATL can be interpreted by government.

  27. The Act defines terrorism as:

    Engaging in acts intended to cause death or serious bodily injury to any person or endangers a person’s life;
    Engaging in acts intended to cause extensive damage or destruction to a government or public facility, public place, or private property;
    Engaging in acts intended to cause extensive interference with, damage, or destruction to critical infrastructure;
    Developing, manufacturing, possessing, acquiring, transporting, supplying, or using weapons; and
    Releasing dangerous substances or causing fire, floods or explosions when the purpose is to intimidate the general public, create an atmosphere to spread a message of fear, provoke or influence by intimidation the government or any international organization, seriously destabilize or destroy the fundamental political, economic, or social structures in the country, or create a public emergency or seriously undermine public safety[1]

    I don’t know if are clearer definitions of terrorism than these.

  28. Those approval surveys are 🐂💩bull sheeeet. Tell me is it normal to take a survey about the president when the baranggay(town) captain or someone from the government is present? With all the extra judicial killings happening, would you speak against the president when survey you are taking can end up killing you. Your dead body will be used to put fear in your neighbors.

  29. Notice how Rivera couldnt defend (25:20) the unconstitutionality of the anti terror law? So he just pushed on ignoring that fact and started rambling about the law and surveilance. People should be aware of this method of ignoring the subject. He keeps on talking to make him/her look well informed and credible even though he missed the target by a mile.😂

  30. Why leave a loop hole for the police to abuse? Thats stupid. WIth current events where duterte has promised to pardon/defend abusive police, tne people are not stupid enough to trust in the legal system, even the supreme court is under his influnce bec of the supreme court judges appointed by Arroyo and Duterte himself.

  31. If Duterte wasnt openly showing his loyalty to China and corrupt families like the Arroyos and Marcoses people wouldnt have a reason to insult Duterte. In fact Duterte should be thankful people have only resorted to insults and exposing his actions, becacuse with out a way to vent out their frustrations people have resorted to violence throughout history. Like the Frech revolution.

  32. “The chilling effect is that because you don’t know because of the vagueness, you would rather not write.” This makes the anti-terror law acceptable. They just need to define the rules that ATF should follow and implement.

  33. Asian boss, take some time to study the beginings of the martial law years and the similarities in Philippine current events. You’ll see its the same people behind all the events trying to subvert Philippine democracy. The only big difference is that China is the one now manipulating the president, and they are not hiding it.

  34. mapag initan la lang ng police just because you voice your opinion against the government, immediately you are classified as a terrorist and you cannot do anything about it you cannot even represent yourself in the court of law because even the writ of habeas corpus is not in effect.

    THIS LAW MUST BE REPEALED IMMEDIATELY

  35. when you have the likes of senators Bato and Bong Go, who have almost ZERO knowledge of the law and who 99 percent of the time you will find these two people will be scratching their heads at the very moment someone challenges their perception of the bill, you know that effectively putting this bill into execution is next to impossible.

    Did anyone even mentioned that practically there was no opposition in the passing of the this bill? almost every single person in the committee is an ally of the evil dictatorial president.

  36. anti terrorism bill is a misnomer.

    if you read the fine prints of this bill, it will slowly unfold that this, in its very essence and very core, a bill that is designed to curtail democracy more than to deter terrorism.

    Duterte is an

    Autocratic
    Dictatorial
    Manipulative
    Sinister

    dictator who would do every thing in his power to do what he wants.

  37. The word “terrorist” is my least favorite word because it is used so excessively and loosely by many governments around the world. Whoever the state does not like, they are a “terrorist”, a de-humanizing label given to political enemies to brand them in the worst possible way.

  38. I finished it, but I can’t take how pro atty. Rivera is that I’m getting disgusted how he validates police brutality and abused of power, doesn’t mean it’s been happening then it will be overlooked as normal. But this is very informative, really, especially atty. Calleja substantial arguments.

  39. Dude why wait for the crime to happen before admitting that the person is terrorist? If the surveilance and evidences establishes that the person is a terrorist? Wait a group of people ro die first?????

  40. Atty. Rivera sounds not so confident with his looong arguments lol. Lots of movement, fidgeting and ‘you know’s, etc. Atty. Calleja is so calm with solid and concise arguments saying the law is unconstitutional, which atty. Rivera wasn’t even able to take head on. Atty. Rivera surely knows the law is unconstitutional and that those who will implement it have a long history of abuses and will surely abuse it once passed. 🙂

  41. In my opinon, the younger guy seems more like an idealist, maybe that’s why he wanted to try other work. I think media work is more suitable for him. The older one seems more realistic and seems more suitable as a lawyer for me. Although I think both of them are very educated and eloquent, the older one thinks more like a lawyer for me and the younger one thinks more like a law enthusiast and a journalist or reporter. But that’s just my opinion. Im not saying anyone is wrong but I agree more with the older one, as a law student. The younger one for me is also good, no doubt, but he speaks more like someone in the field of media. The older one reasons and explains things like many of my law professors. But maybe that’s just my opinion. Maybe it’s also good that they have these dissenting opinions. I think it is great that in each society there have one that is an idealist and one that is more careful. This balances out the society.

  42. Wait so it’s OK to question the anti-terrorism law and not be labeled a terrorist? Because so far most of the people in support of this law online would label anyone who dares question the details and constitutionality of this law a “terrorist”. I guess that’s all some people are capable of and not realise that by doing so, they are proving the point of those who have doubts about this law. It’s good that people trust the government but to see government officials, police, military, etc. as inerrant saviours from heaven is also dangerous.

    So I’m glad AsianBoss finally made a video about this topic.

  43. First look at your Country’s Antiterrorist Law.
    Filipino critics want to abolish this not because of the law. It’s the implementation they don’t trust. Everyone can be red tagged.

  44. I can understand the distrust on the institutions (police, government) because history has proven that there had been abused. However, all laws are prone to abuse. Does not matter if it is civil, administrative or etc. On this note, I think this should not defer us from protecting the public. If laws are abused, then let’s hold those who are accountable. But let us also understand that public safety should be priority.

  45. A Maria Ressa type should not be in that Anti Terrorism Council, remember how she tagged the Resorts World gunman (2017) as an ISIS operative, even naming him “Abu Khair al Luzonee”, without fact checking first!

  46. Time line on this video 27:38… There should never be any kind of arest or punishment for the arest of any terrestres. As long as the thought of killing people and blowing things up or the union of those to plan to do such actions, they need to be kicked out, this is called pree meditated murder.

  47. Up date 07/22/2020 president Trump kicked iut the Chinese Consulate of Texas for spying in the US 🇺🇸. Why cant the Philippines do the same thing. Its your country you decide whi stays and who gos.

  48. If i am i a Terrorist Funder, this will scared me the heck, like how would i fund my tentacles organizations and puppets in the civil society and media to control narrative according to my plan. The authorities will maybe able to track me if i cannot misdirect things of the blame to somebody.

  49. Bruce really wants to trust his government, or at least the president. And I agree with his stance, if you have solid leadership there can be laws that are somewhat vague because you can trust your leaders to not abuse it and grab the power by jailing their opposition. Calleja is the one in the right though, if this law won’t get repealed then future generations of politicians can misinterpret it and therefore abuse it. Considering the outrage this law has caused under the Philippine people I’d say that they don’t trust their government and thus a law like this would never pass.

    I wonder if the politicians there did this hoping no one would notice due to covid or if it’s a genuine mistake to make the law so vague.

  50. For the president himself to order strict implementation of laws but he himself breaks it for his cronies [Koko Pimentel, Mocha Uson, General Sinas, etc], the brutality of the police to people who speak ill of him when he himself cusses to anyone he pleases on national TV, this law is so dangerous and prone to abuse. It is too vague to be passed, no clear guidelines on determining or tagging who the terrorists are. Look at the timing, urgent at this pandemic? While the bill on pandemic by the late senator Miriam Defensor Santiago is lying pending, this was made urgent. Now the Congress is even cooking charter change AT A TIME WHEN WE ARE SUPPOSED TO FOCUS ON FIGHTING COVID-19. The timing, the ambiguity, the evidences of abuses in this president’s time, with a president who he himself condones his criminal cronies while ordering shooting his own people dead for resistance – EVERYTHING IS QUESTIONABLE. SOUNDS GOOD, BUT THIS LAW SERVES SOMEONE’S SELF-INTEREST UNDER THE CLOAK OF PUBLIC INTEREST. We say no one’s above the law? No, today DIGONG AND HIS CRONIES ARE DISGUSTINGLY ABOVE THE LAW.

    – A Filipino Witness

  51. It was a very insightful debate but I think Atty Calleja gave a more substantial argument. I do have to agree with both attorneys that we do need an Anti Terrorism Law with more teeth BUT definitions and the wordings should be well defined and not subject to a broad interpretation. Another thing that I would have liked tackled was the composition of the ATC (ANTI TERRORISM COUNCIL) From what I have read they are if not all presidential appointees. If that is the case and they would be the ones to interpret the law and give notice, then it may subject to abuse and used against the opposition. As what Atty Calleja had mentioned the exception to the exception becomes the general rule and “to create a serious risk to public safety” is a phrase/exception which can be interpreted in so many ways. I think that is where the danger lies considering the composition of the ATF. Anyway, Keep up the great work Marie. 👍

  52. The idea of bringing this discussion to Asian Boss is great especially since there have been foreign criticisms on this law. It would have been better, though, if there was a more fluent representative who is in support for the already passed Anti-Terror Law.

  53. identifying who is a target terrorist based on intel reports is on the prerogative of the ATC and the warrantless arrest is on Court of Appeals right? according to Sen. Lacson

  54. A civil and intelligent discussion on serious laws and legislation from two intelligent and well prepared lawyers without name calling, without yelling, without interrupting each other, without hurt feelings. This is the way we should be speaking to each other, listening and understanding and then responding with well thought out statements and respect for one another. This shouldn’t be as rare as it is.

  55. The terrorist attacks are orchestrated by the deep state. Problem – Reaction – Solution = Chinese dictatorship for the Philippines and eventually the entire world. 90 percent of world leaders are puppet governments.

  56. I like this because both are lawyers and they litterally have a copy of the law in both of their hands. This is how debates should be not just public talks by barely knowledgeable people

  57. We definitely do not want Marie imprisoned without charge for 24 days. 🙂 As an EU lawyer myself, I enjoyed Attorney Howard Calleja’s developed arguments, with which I agree (prima facie). Unfortunately, there haven’t been any substantiated counter-arguments to his arguments (e.g. proportionality, necessity of measures in a democratic state, spirit of the law). Too bad. It would have been a great debate…

  58. The problem is not the law. The problem is NONE of us Filipinos trust the police or the politicians. They’re some of the most corrupt and most incompetent in the world.

  59. I don’t agree with Atty Calleja being him consistent with the constitution. Every law has loophole as they say. Given that we have legal fronts from CPP NPA, makes wonder if they are really for common folks exercising free speech.

  60. It is easy to say you are against the ANTI TERRORISM LAW if you are not affected by the insurgency! I hope this people who are against their family will be victimized by this fckn terrorist!

  61. Well to be perfectly honest, in my humble opinion, of course without offending anyone who thinks differently from my point of view, but also by looking into this matter in a different perspective and without being condemning of one’s view’s and by trying to make it objectified, and by considering each and every one’s valid opinion, I honestly believe that I completely forgot what I was going to say.

  62. This is such a complex issue. Ideally, it would be cut-and-dry. I definitely side more with allowing people’s freedom of speech. I believe that Intelligence ought to be doing its job to be aware of individuals who are linked to terrorism, but to not bypass due process. This is a terrible thing of the tyranny then comes from the government. Because then the government itself becomes the “terrorist.” So it is important to not just blindly surrender all power and trust into the government _NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU SUPPORT ANY LEADER._

    Also, things differ in different areas. So, why not allow Mindanao to have more stringent laws about terrorism there…but at the same time, I guess that would just create new issues in having them shift locations.

    I support the older guy’s views on this one.

    Sana mawawala ang corruption at kaguluhan, but for now we must do what we can to preserve freedom.

  63. Discussions between pro and anti ATL is like Yanny vs Laurel. People have different perspectives and will never agree (if you do try to listen carefully some people will be able to hear both Yanny and Laurel, while others really don’t).
    But just like what Atty Rivera mentioned, the oppositions are free to talk. No opposition has been silenced by the Duterte admin.
    In fact, it’s the oppositions who are fond of silencing people. You will notice how they react. They will say things like “shut up” “I’ll k*** you”. Some of them even threatened to k*** a Congressman’s daughter. Some of them even supported someone on social media for dishonoring his Congresswoman mom. So you see what kind of people they are. They’re a bunch of entitled, emotional, attention-seeking people. And that’s what youngsters want especially when their idol notices them on twitter.
    Notice how Rappler also disables their comment section, but they’re fighting for press freedom and democracy which is still very much alive.

    Another thing that I notice is that they just hate Pres Duterte and they always associate ATL with Pres. Duterte.
    But it’s actually Sen Panfilo Lacson who co-authored the bill. Personally, I don’t like Sen. Lacson and we don’t know who’ll be the next president too, but I still support the ATL.
    20:05 prevention is always better so I agree with everything that he said.
    I think once you define specific acts of terrorism, the terrorist will know how to avoid it which may favor the terrorist more.

  64. This Anti-Terror Law actually allows protest and dissent against the government. Read this section: “Provided that terrorism as defined in this section shall NOT include advocacy, protest, dissent, stoppage of work, industrial or mass action, and other similar exercises of civil and political rights which are not intended to cause death or serious physical harm to a person, to endanger a person’s life, or to create a serious risk to public safety.”

  65. What people tend to overlook is the terrorism committed by the state. The state maintains power via a monopoly on violence. The purpose of the state is neither to protect nor to provide for the people but simply to protect the Capital that funds it, to stay in power. Anything the capitalist state does is auxiliary to that, public welfare projects are undertaken to douse the heat of public indignation around poverty, never to eliminate it because poverty is the stick that goes with the carrot of middle class comfort to keep the working class in their place. Education is always packaged along with indoctrination. Rights are PR. Duterte is a terrorist, he operates a terror state. He threatened to bomb Lumad schools because the NPA was operating vaguely nearby. His junta treats people as subhuman because they might have the wrong flower in their pocket. He seeks to rule by fear, and uses violence toward that end

  66. I dunno, but Bruce touching his hair and forehead distracted me so much while watching this video. And his stuttering too. But anyway, I agree with Atty. Calleja that the law should be repealed to be something that is legal and that would abide within the bounds of the constitution.

  67. 20:02 “Even if the police will be successful in their abuses, we can always imprison the police.”

    As someone living in Hong Kong and witnessing the police response to the pro-democracy protests here, I can assure you that this won’t end well.

  68. So after listening to this one thing is clear for these two lawyers. Atty Rivera ultimately trusts the executive and overlooks whats written down while Atty Calleja clearly has a problem with the language and wants it clarified but agrees to the general sentiment for the creation of an anti-terrorism law. It’s a level-headed argument to make. Basically the law that was passed is poorly written and the casualty for such a poorly constructed law is everyone’s civil liberties – so the solution is to clarify what’s on paper to align with the Constitution. The Constitution being a document everyone from all branches of document has sworn to uphold and protect. It seems pretty cut and dry to me.

  69. I support anti-terrorism Law. Anti means something against to such as anti-bacteria, etc.
    Anti-terrorism Law is where we against the terror from the terrorists who are trying to do something as define by our Top Lawyers about the definition of the Act of Terrorism Section.

    This law consider 2 things: Safety of the human life and the authorities that cares about the country.

    I hope many people understand it with broader perspective

  70. so basically they don’t have problems with the law irself, just that they are afraid that the execution and the judiciary actions taken later can be influenced due to corruption and bias. That’s the story of literally most countries nowadays i guess

  71. Murphy’s Law. If it can go wrong, it WILL go wrong. Terrorism is already illegal under the current law (I shouldn’t have to state that–I thought that it’s common sense); warrantless arrest is applicable to anyone already committing a crime or look like they’re about to ie someone showing up at a church with semi-automatics even though they haven’t fired it yet (so I don’t get one of the comments that asks “should we wait for a warrant of arrest to apprehend such individual?” WTF – read the current law, bro!), and, therefore, makes this law practically REDUNDANT! So why is the government HELL BENT on getting it approved?

    Those who support the passing of this bill, please open your eyes. Someone who isn’t even against it–someone simply questioning how this bill can be abused by our already corrupt and tyrannical government–is already being labeled a terrorist by the administration. How ridiculous is that?! And how could you STILL deny the blatant fact that it’s a law FIRST made to stifle freedom of speech? You guys seriously think it’s for OUR welfare? When has our government EVER done anything OUT OF THE GOODNESS OF THEIR HEARTS? WHEN!!! When have they ever done anything that didn’t benefit them first? JESUS. Our government is not that nice. Are you guys dumb AF? They’re passing this law under the guise of anti-terrorism. But the real objective here IS TO SILENCE THE OPPOSITION.

  72. Terrorism act in the US allows the government to detain anyone for 14 days, without being charged with any crime. Similar laws have been passed in several countries. Now it is Philippines turn, I am sorry for the people of Philippines.

  73. Thank you for covering this. I feel as though the involvement of media and celebrities regarding this issue has muddled relevant information, especially to younger audiences. It’s way easier to spread hashtags than articles, right?

  74. If we have a competent, intelligent, and people-oriented police force and national government, nobody would question this law even with its loopholes.

  75. If you have freedom and you are not secure than freedom have not value , again if you safety but don’t have freedom to do anything that safety have not value .
    There must be a way so citizens get both safety and freedom

  76. We are afraid of the abuses.
    We live in the country where we distrust the authorities.
    The idea is good but knowing how they implement laws:
    That is a horror story.

  77. This is just another mechanism for big government to further entrench themselves into people’s personal lives to collect surveillance under the guise of public good. It also encourages more people to practice self-censorship because saying anything out of line could put you on the watch list.

    “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.” – Thomas Jefferson

  78. 23:33 Attorney Calleja… If we see a man wearing a bomb, out in public, or when we received a threat that there will be bombings here and there…. do we really need to wait for a judge for a warrant? Many terrorist, druglords, communists have left the country and escaped their legislative accountability just because your “complex constitution” disabled our executive arm to act upon the IMMEDIATE need, with the excuse of the abuse of authority, which are just exceptional cases, but in most case is just a media play from the detractors.

    Just a quick and simple ANALOGY for everyone to understand. Let’s say for example, a patient with symptoms of covid was recognized. Does the patient have to be diagnosed first before putting him in quarantine? What if the patient really has COVID? are we risking THE LIVES OF MANY just because we are waiting for the results of one person? because if we quarantine this person, WE ARE VIOLATING HIS RIGHTS? This is why we quarantine people with suspected covid symptoms, even before they were deemed positive. this is to prevent it from spreading.

    Same applies to the ATB, it is a PREVENTIVE MEASURE, PROTECTING THE LIVES OF MANY.

    Filipinos have to move on from their trauma of “abuse of authority” or “martial law”, the people who PLANTED THIS FEAR ON THE MINDS OF THE FILIPINOS ARE THE SAME PEOPLE WHO VIOLATED HUMAN RIGHTS, AND IT ISN’T EVEN REPORTED IN THE NEWS.THEY WERE SENSATIONALIZED AS SAINTS, BUT THEY HAVE KILLED MORE LIVES THAN PROTECTED IT. REMEMBER THE MARAWI TRAGEDY? THESE SOLDIERS COULD’VE BEEN SAVED, IF THE “WELL EDUCATED, PRIVELEGED PEOPLE FROM CONYO SCHOOLS, WHO “VALUES HUMAN RIGHTS” Didn’t TURN A BLIND EYE.

    THEY DIED OUT THERE! HELPLESS.

    I ADVISE THE FILIPINOS WHO FALSELY ACCUSES OUR POLICE FORCE/MILITARY OF ABUSE TO AUTHORITY TO ACTUALLY WATCH THE VIDEO OF THE MASSACRE, AND SEE FOR YOURSELF.

    THEY DIED PROTECTING YOU. BUT YOU ARE DENYING THEM OF THEIR RIGHT TO DO THEIR DUTY, AND INSTEAD LISTEN TO THE BS THE MEDIA SAYS.

    WAKE UP PEOPLE.

  79. so all the countries like the Australia, US and the UN who have been the resources for this ATL were not effective? Please this is needed by our brothers in the South they need this for progress in their region. So, make a stricter training then for our military men and policemen learned the constitution and law vigorously make it the institution highly respectable by good education and training. CPP NPA was tagged as terrorist by US btw.

  80. BRUCE RIVERA , THE BEST FRIEND OF MOCHA (PEKPEK) USON AND THE PDAF SCAM PORK BARREL QUEEN JANET LIM NAPOLES. WHO STOLE A BILLIONS OF PESOSES OF GOVERNMENT PUBLIC FUNDS.
    SOURCE FROM GOOGLE
    PDAF scam
    Main article: Priority Development Assistance Fund scam
    Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) was a program initially implemented in 1990, designed to allow legislators to fund small-scale infrastructure or community projects which fell outside the scope of the national infrastructure program. It was later ruled as unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of the Philippines.[13]

    Napoles has been linked with an alleged misuse of PDAF, together with Philippine Senators Bong Revilla, Jinggoy Estrada, Juan Ponce Enrile, and other congressmen.[14]

    She was convicted of plunder on December 7, 2018, for her involvement in the PDAF scam, with the conviction being upheld by the Sandiganbayan anti-graft court on March 13, 2019.[6][5][15][16]

    Illegal detention case
    Janet Lim Napoles was accused of illegally detaining Benhur Luy, her cousin and former employee in 2014. Luy’s three-month custody under Napoles ended in March 2014. Napoles alleged that Luy took a ₱5.5 million loan under her name without her authorization. She also alleged that Luy was supposed to deposit ₱300,000 to her account but did not do so, accusing Luy of theft. Luy insists that he was detained by Napoles due to fears that Luy will expose Napoles’ alleged significant role in the PDAF scam. Lim was later found guilty beyond reasonable doubt and was sentenced to reclusión perpetua on April 14, 2015. Napoles and her lawyers have indicated that they will appeal the decision to the Court of Appeals.[17]

    2017 Acquittal case
    The Office of the Solicitor General with the court of appeals has filed a “manifestation in lieu of rejoinder” recommending the Acquittal of Janet Lim Napoles from the Luy detention case.[18] This decision by the Solicitor General Jose Calida was backed by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte saying that he himself would move for the dismissal of the case citing selective prosecution under Aquino administration. The criminal actions must proceed against all responsible according to Duterte. [19]

    Fertilizer fund scam
    Napoles and six others were indicted in 2018 for their involvement in the fertilizer fund scam.[20][21] The group was indicted for graft and malversation of public funds over PHP5 million worth of projects, including the anomalous purchase of fertilizers in 2004 in Surigao del Norte.[21] Jo Chris Trading, a firm owned by Napoles, was tagged as the distributor of allegedly overpriced and diluted liquid fertilizers.[22] Fertilizer funds totaling PHP728 million were allegedly diverted in a vote-buying scheme involving favored local officials.[22]

    Malampaya fund scam
    Napoles is facing charges for her alleged involvement in the Malampaya fund scam.[4][23] The case involves the misues of PHP900 million sourced from the fund for disaster response operations in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Ondoy (Ketsana) and Typhoon Pepeng (Parma) in 2009.[4][24]…

    SHE SHOULD BE EXECUTED

  81. People make fun of trump, but he has gotten somethings correct.
    # 1. CLOSE THE BORDERS.
    # 2. I FORCE Strict immigration laws.
    People I Tell you that after experiencing something as devastating as the planes crashing into the twin towers. These groups will stop at nothing. Stop debating unite as one country become stronger and enforce stricter laws. The Philippines is your country it doesn’t belong to any terrorist group stand up for yourselves.

  82. How ironic how the guy in the right tells people to not be biased over opinions when the whole video he never acknowledged anything the other lawyer had to say about the vagueness of the terror bill but just kept insisting with his opinion

  83. Very enlightening discussion about the current affairs of the anti-terror bill of the Philippines. Also very impactful advice from both parties at the end. Good job Asian Boss for this.

  84. ( The US needs to get involved with this issue and kill them all) I tell you all this those people only care about them self and their religion dont be surprised when they start bombing places one after another…….so with that in mind,
    Someone pls abswer me on this question… If the taliban and any other Terrorist organization are in the Philippines 🇵🇭 why cant they be kicked out? Why are they allowed in the country in the first place?
    I hope that the answer is not money. After 9/11 in the usa 🇺🇸 I feel that all country’s need to get harder on these groups, and if it calls for stronger laws or war then so be it.

  85. I don’t know much about Philippines culture, law, etc. But I do think that this law sounds like the government censoring and repressing its people. Freedom of speech is a very important thing and having laws banning this and to allow any government to decide how and what its citizens speaks is just wrong.
    If you let a government pass laws like this, little by little the government will rob its people of more freedoms.
    Terrorism is a serious thing, but I don’t think that criticizing a governing body should be considered terrorism in any sense. This law sounds to me like law enforcement officers will abuse their privileges even more.

  86. I am a foreign born Filipino but keep tabs on Filipino politics and issues out of curiosity.

    I see both sides. Of course, Philippines is still reeling from the terrorist attacks and “civil war” = terrorist occupation, which is a true problem. They do need law protect their people. The issues is that the bill isn’t clear. This bill can overreach and can create issues of internal corruption.

    Filipinos cannot deny that many, MANY politicians are corrupt. In my family area, no one can run for office or the local government officials already in power will kill them or threaten them. Officers can be like this even in countries in Western societies. Imagine if this law took place, in it’s current state of definition.

    I believe that some human rights may be infringed on to a certain limit but if a law this vague and broad were to pass without more precise and clear definitions, it would cause more corruptions, more abuse and leave a possibility where Philippines turns to a point where China is, an overbearing governmental power.

    I just say this looking in. I have my opinion from my Criminological studies as well as my family’s description of their lives in Philippines.

    It is a slippery slope but I hope this law can be clarified and concise so the Philippines will have a functioning Terrorism law that does not cause a possibility of it being used for corrupted/abusive means and is used for it’s intended use.

  87. As a law student I side with the older guy, and how it needs to be redefined to be clearer in terms of definition of what terrorism acts are. And the fact that they can detain for 14 days without evidence or trial. Very reminiscent of the UK’s previous anti terrorism law which has since been deemed unconstitutional. BUT, that being said, I also understand the need for swift action and leeway for police officers to do their jobs without the fear of breaking the law themselves considering the terrorism issue in the Philippines. The middle ground would be to amend the law and define what a terrorist is while keeping the 14 day detaining rule.

  88. “Any law can be a vehicle for abuses if you can find the loophole”

    That’s it guys, go home, we done here. That alone shuts down the entire argument of the opposition.

  89. This a great format for future videos. But could you interview Maria Ressa about the Duterte administration’s ongoing libel suit against her? It seems very concerning for the state of press freedom in the Philippines.

  90. “Down with the Government” is clearly not a statement that causes terror, rather it calls for sedition. I think Atty. Calleja gave a wrong example there.

  91. We know abusers of the law are everywhere from low level cops to high ranking officials and their coverage is not limited to terrorist stricken areas but goes all the way from Luzon to Mindanao. Nobody said that we don’t need a law to protect us from terrorism but the law should be specific, not prone to misinterpretation and abuse, and that should be fair for both the suspected person/s and enforcers of the law. With all the abuses of power happening in the country right now, the trust on law enforcers & politicians abusing & weaponizing this law is very low. The gov’t is following the CPP playbook in silencing critics, opposition, and those they think are in their way, controlling everything for their own personal agenda and to stay in power. Why use a defective law when they can discuss & scrutinize it further (like what they did on the abscbn franchise hearing) to make it satisfactory to both sides than just sign and pass a flawed bill/law susceptible to abuse and has a lot of constitutional loopholes.

  92. Imprison bad police? I do wonder if their conviction rate is as abysmal as the US where police who abuse the public are just shuffled around to a new jurisdiction and their bad records are hidden from oversight?

  93. I’ve gotten so used to listening to Marie speaking in English that it was surprising to hear her speak in Tagalog.

  94. Honestly, anti terrorist law it is not that bad. As long as you are protesting without harming (physically or verbatim), vandalising, or destroying infrastructures and other people, you’re pretty much OK! The reason for having this law is for people who go against the government, in an ILL-MANNERED, VIOLENT and DESTRUCTIVE way.

    If there is a need to revise the law, it should be revised.* Had to add this because it looks like I am too pro for this topic.

  95. We all know that CPP NDF NPA Terrorists are everywhere. We actually felt the furious of terrorists those who are against this law is braindead. most of the people in province like us support this law unlike in urban places that never experience the terror.

  96. Asian Boss You should ask what Japanese anime does Korean like. I have a 10 Korean Friends My Korean friends loves Japanese anime.They like dragon ball z ,one piece or any other fighting anime. comment down below what anime do you like.
    어떤 애니메이션을 좋아하니?( I love Korean language and I am learning Korean language from my Korean Friends.Feel free to Correct me if I’m wrong.Mistake help us learn.

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