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An SWS poll shows high public satisfaction with the AFP, just as Congress decides on a law that gives the military broader powers in pursuing terror suspects
'Hindi talaga para ito sa mga Abu Sayyaf or terrorista o sino pa mang tinatawag na terorista… Kailangan ito para doon sa dissenters, sa oposisyon,' says NUPL chair Neri Colmenares
Senators Risa Hontiveros and Francis Pangilinan vote against the measure and warn of its possible abuse
The defense chief says he is waiting for the military and police to give their input, and President Duterte will still have the final say on the matter
Security officials are also considering the opinion of local government units in assessing whether another extension of martial law in Mindanao is needed
The Armed Forces of the Philippines calls for more drastic powers against terror suspects as Congress moves forward with amending the Human Security Act of 2007
The defense chief wants longer warrantless detention for terror suspects to give security agencies more time to build cases against them
'Walang gumagamit ng Human Security Act,' says Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año
Proposed amendments to the Human Security Act include increasing surveillance to at least 90 days and detention to at least 30 days for 'suspected terrorists'
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says: 'The DOJ itself did not have any personal verification of any connection by these individuals with the CPP or the NPA'
Proponents of state surveillance argue that monitoring individuals is necessary in the interest of 'national security'. But who defines what 'national security' is? To what extent is state surveillance legal?
The DOJ says the CPP-NPA was 'merely buying time' when it entered in peace talks with the government
AFP chief Eduardo Año and PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa both say the Philippines must strengthen security and anti-terrorism legislation