Salceda Requests To Withdraw ‘yes’ Vote On Anti-Terror Bill, Chooses To Abstain

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MANILA, Philippines — Days after House members voted to pass the controversial Anti-Terror Bill on third and final reading, Albay 2nd District Rep. Joey Salceda has requested to withdraw his support for the bill and chose to register an abstention instead.

In Salceda’s letter to House Secretary-General Jose Luis Montales dated Friday, he cited his reservations for some provisions of the bill.

“House Bill No. 6875 would amend the Human Security Act of 2007, the current Anti-Terror Law, to expend the definition of terrorism. This representation voted yes with reservation because while the bill would help law enforcement in prosecuting suspects, some definitions must be tightened to…

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