DOJ Releases IRR Of Anti-Terrorism Act Of 2020

DOJ released IRR of Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) officially released the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 11479 or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020.

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In a report on GMA News Online, DOJ undersecretary Adrian Sugay said in an interview on GMA Network’s Dobol B sa News TV that the implementing rules and regulations of the said Act served to clarify and detail the provisions of the Anti-Terrorism Act — including the “crime” of terrorism and all related activities as well.

The said measure defined terrorism as an act committed by a person within or outside the country who engaged in activities intended to “cause death or serious bodily injury to any person, or endangers a person’s life” and intended to “cause extensive damage or destruction to a government or public facility, public place or private property“.

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Terrorism was likewise committed by a person who engaged in acts that were intended to “cause extensive interference with, damage or destruction to critical infrastructure“, and developed, manufactured, possessed, acquired, transported, supplied, or used weapons as well.

However, Sugay clarified that the Anti-Terrorism Act already took effect in July and was used in the case of the recent blast in Mindanao.

You can read the full text of the IRR of Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 below:

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