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PIA Press Release
2006/10/11

Palace urges lawmakers to seriously consider anti-terror bill

Manila (11 October) -- "We urge our lawmakers to seriously consider the safety and welfare of the public."

So said Press Secretary and Presidential Spokesman Ignacio Bunye, adding that "the lack of an appropriate law to deal with terror groups is already causing demoralization on the part of the security forces, considering that notorious terrorists taken into custody could easily walk away."

Recently, the about 30 members of the Communists Party of the Philippines - New People's Army (CPP-NPA) reportedly attacked the Bacolod airport at Silay City, Negros Occidental.

The Palace official believes that the passage of the anti-terrorism bill is key not only to the security of the people but to a sound and safe environment for economic investment and enterprise.

Hence, he asked the Senate not to aggravate the situation and give the citizenry a good fighting chance against terror. (PIA-MMIO) [top]

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