An Act to Define and Penalize Acts of Terrorism and for Other Purposes, consisting of 28 sections.

“SEC. 2. Declaration of Policy. – It is hereby declared the policy of the State to protect the lives and properties of the people against all acts of terrorism and to condemn terrorism as a crime against humanity. Towards this end, the State shall adopt all adequate, efficient and effective counter measures to fight, suppress and penalize all acts of terrorism with due regard to and respect for the fundamental rights and freedoms of the people guaranteed under the Constitution.

Further, the State recognizes the transnational nature of terrorism and shall maintain full cooperation with all nations in the fight against the same in accordance with due process, existing international, regional, multi-lateral and bi-lateral agreements or instruments, and United Nations resolutions.

SEC. 3. Terrorism. – How Committed. – Terrorism is committed by the premeditated use or threatened use of serious violence, force, or by any other means of destruction perpetrated against civilians or non-combatants, or against properties with the intention of instilling a state of common danger, panic or fear, or of coercing or intimidating the public or government.

Acts of terrorism may be committed through any of the following means:”

Philippines-Anti-Terrorism Act-2004-eng (full text in English, PDF)

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