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Anti-Terrorism Act (2005)

An Act to Define and Penalize Acts of Terrorism and for Other Purposes, consisting of 30 sections.

“SEC. 2. Declaration of Policy. – It is hereby declared the policy of the State, to protect the life, liberty and property of the people against all acts of terrorism and to strongly condemn terrorism as a crime against humanity and the law of nations. Towards this end, the State shall adopt adequate, efficient and effective counter measures to fight, suppress and penalize all acts of terrorism with due regard to and respect for be fundamental rights and freedoms of the people guaranteed under the Philippine Constitution.
Further, the State recognizes the borderless and heinous nature of terrorism and shall encourage and maintain cooperation with all nations in the fight against the same in accordance with the United Nations resolutions and other international, regional, multilateral and bilateral agreements or instruments consistent with national interest. ~

SEC. 3. Terrorism, How Committed. – Terrorism is committed by any person or group of persons, whether natural or juridical, through premeditated, threatened, or actual use of violence, force, coercion, intimidation, or any other means of destruction perpetrated against persons, properties, environment or the government, with the intention of creating or sowing a state of danger, panic, fear or chaos to the general public or a segment thereof by any of the following acts:”

Philippines-Anti-Terrorism Act-2005-eng (full text in English, PDF)

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