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Anne Curtis and Erwan Heussaff echo the same sentiments on Anti-Terrorism Bill

This is what Anne Curtis and Erwan Heussaff think of the Anti-Terrorism Bill.

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06/04/2020 02:03 PM
Anne Curtis and Erwan Heussaff echo the same sentiments on Anti-Terrorism Bill
Photo credit: @annecurtissmith IG and @erwan Instagram

Celebrity couple Anne Curtis and Erwan Heussaff took to social media to share their thoughts on the controversial Anti-Terrorism Bill. The bill now only needs the signature of President Rodrigo Duterte for it to become a law after 173 lawmakers in the House of Representative voted its passage. 

On her Twitter account, Anne said that the bill is too “broad” and that it could remove one’s right to freedom of speech. 

“From my understanding, it's quite broad and vague. Leaving room for different interpretations which could potentially take away each person's basic rights of freedom of speech and acts of even peaceful protests. That is my understanding of it. I ask you to read the bill yourself. Take your stand and use your voice to express how you feel,” she stated. 


 

 

Meanwhile, Erwan echoed the concern of his wife about the bill’s vagueness and remarked that the “fairness of the bill will depend on how it’s interpreted and implemented” and that “words can be bent to fit a narrative.” 

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He stated, “The premise is strong, I mean aren't we all against terrorism? However, like any lengthy legal document things start to get muddled through the beauty of words. By the end of it, I was asking myself: who can decide that someone is a suspected terrorist? More importantly, who gets to define that a certain action can be defined as terrorism or the threat to commit it? If we feel like we need to replace the Human Security Act, why can't more time be spent refining the vagaries found in the document and correcting some of it's confusing language?”

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Finally read through the Anti-Terrorism bill. The premise is strong, I mean aren't we all against terrorism? However, like any lengthy legal document things start to get muddled through the beauty of words. By the end of it, I was asking myself: who can decide that someone is a suspected terrorist? More importantly, who gets to define that a certain action can be defined as terrorism or the threat to commit it? If we feel like we need to replace the Human Security Act, why can't more time be spent refining the vagaries found in the document and correcting some of it's confusing language? The fairness of the bill will depend on how it's interpreted and implemented and we all know that words can be bent to fit a narrative. Doesn't the country have more important and pressing issues to tackle? Public Transportation, Public Health, Food Security, etc. P.S: Before any of you get heated in the comment sections with the whole "you're not filipino" "go back to your country", i've heard it all before. Just because i hold two passports, doesn't mean i'm not a Filipino Citizen (seems relevant nowadays to mention this).

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He added, “Doesn't the country have more important issues to tackle? Public Transportation, Public Health, Food Security, etc.”

In a letter to House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Monday, June 1, President Duterte certified the bill as urgent, which aims to amend the Human Security Act of 2007.