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Pia Wurtzbach and Catriona Gray want anti-terror bill junked

The bill is so controversial that even Taylor Swift posted a petition seeking to junk the bill in one of her social media pages.

The Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 has just been approved by the House of Representatives and awaits President Rodrigo Duterte’s signature.

However, critics have gone on social media to spread misinformation about the bill, saying that any forms of protesting or rallies will be considered an act of terrorism, which is not the case.

The bill is so controversial that even Taylor Swift posted a petition seeking to junk the bill in one of her social media pages. Now, maybe for the first time ever, Pia Wurtzbach and Catriona Gray decided to air their opinions on the matter.

Both had a series of tweets on the bill.

PBA party-list Representative Jericho Nograles has made it clear that activism is not an act of terrorism.

“Ang bill na ito ay hindi kontra aktibista. No, we want activism. We promote activism. Ang totoo nga dito ang bill na ito, dahil sa mga aktibista,” he said earlier.

Pia feels like its time for her to speak out given the controversy surrounding the bill.

Catriona also thinks that the bill should be junked, but that is very unlikely.

Terrorism is described as any activity committed by any person who within or outside the Philippines, regardless of the stage of execution;

  1. Engages in acts intended to cause death or serious bodily injury to any person, or endangers a person’s life;
  2. Engages in acts intended to cause extensive damage or destruction to a government or public facility, public place or private property:
  3. Engages in acts intended to cause extensive interference with, damage or destruction to critical infrastructure;
  4. Develops, manufactures, possesses, acquires, transports, supplies or uses weapons, explosives or of biological, nuclear, radiological or chemical weapons; and
  5. Release of dangerous substances, or causing fire, floods or explosions.

The measure also describes terrorist activities as acts that “intimidate the general public or a segment thereof, create an atmosphere or spread a message of fear, to provoke or influence by intimidation the government or any of its international organization, or seriously destabilize or destroy the fundamental political, economic, or social structures of the country, or create a public emergency or seriously undermine public safety.”


Anyone who threatens to commit terrorism or join a terrorist organization may be imprisoned up to 12 years.

Written by JO-EST B. TAN

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