MANILA – Nilimitahan ng Korte Suprema ang bilang ng abogadong papayagang dumalo sa oral arguments ukol sa anti-terrorism law sa Enero 19. Ito ang unang
DRESSED UP as “evil” and calling it “evil” as it can get, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines and Concerned Artist of the Philippines militants filed what could be the 16th petition calling for the repeal of said law president Duterte recently signed.
• Philipine News Agency [PNA] | “First, the promulgation of the IRR is not a condition precedent for the effectivity of the ATA. The pending issuance of an IRR cannot defer the law coming into force. A law is presumed to be valid when there exists an interpretation favorable to its effectivity. Unless there are clear and unmistakable showing of the law’s constitutional and statutory infirmity, the presumption of validity subsists, and the law is binding and effective,” he added. Calida also noted the law has already complied with the requirement of publication having been published in both the online and print copy of the Official Gazette as required by law.