Palace legal team still reviewing Anti-Terror Bill

first_imgUnder the anti-terrorism bill, persons who shall threaten to commit terrorism, and those who will propose any terroristic acts or incite others to commit terrorism shall suffer imprisonment of 12 years. “Kaya ang utos ko talaga sa Armed Forces, sa sundalo, upakan mo, upakan mo. Kasi ‘pag ikaw ang inabot,” the Chief Executive added. “‘Pag naano sa’kin, I endorse it to legal, without even reading it actually… It’s legal who will return it to me with the recommendation if I will approve it or not,” the Chief Executive added. Earlier in his public address, President Duterte have showed signs of him supporting the measure as he said that terrorism was the country’s top problem aside from the coronavirus disease 2019. “My legal (team) is still reviewing it… Hindi ko pa natanggap. I had it reviewed. It’s always automatic,” said Duterte during the address to the public on Monday evening. “Terrorism is number one on our list. Actually the number one threat to the country hindi Abu Sayyaf, hindi ‘yung mga terorista of no value. Itong high-value targets ito ‘yung mga komunista,” Duterte said. Militant and human rights groups, among others, fear that the Anti-Terrorism Act will be abused and used to go after critics of the government, while Commission on Human Rights called on the bill’s vague definition of terrorism. MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte said his legal team is currently reviewing the controversial Anti-Terrorism Bill. Suspected persons can be detained for 14 days without a warrant of arrest with an allowable 10-day extension. A 60-day surveillance on suspected terrorists can also be conducted by the police or the military, with an allowable 30-day extension./PNlast_img read more

MLAX : Friars plan similar stalling tactics in rematch with Syracuse

first_img Published on April 13, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img The last time Syracuse played Providence, the Orange felt more frustration than anything else. Despite winning the game, SU couldn’t hide its feelings about the way the Friars played.‘That’s not the way you want to play lacrosse,’ SU goaltender John Galloway said last year after that game. ‘There’s no beating around the bush. That’s not lacrosse, what we played today.’Galloway and Syracuse (9-1, 2-0 Big East) will head to Foxboro, Mass., on Saturday (4 p.m., Time Warner Sports) to play Providence (3-7, 0-2) at Gillette Stadium, finally getting its chance to get rid of any of those lingering feelings of frustration. The frustration was brought on by the Friars’ stalling offensive game plan — and almost complete abandonment of offense — in the first period. And if the Friars have to do it again to slow SU down, they’ll have no problem doing so.Down 3-0 with five minutes left in the first quarter last season, Providence midfielder Jake Nolan stood behind the net with the ball in his stick and never moved. The Friars stopped passing and dodging, choosing instead to drain the clock rather than risk losing possession and digging into a deeper hole. The Orange was in complete command, and Providence head coach Chris Burdick knew he had to slow it down.‘I think that’s what you saw last year,’ Burdick said in a phone interview Wednesday. ‘The tempo of the game was starting to get out of control, and we felt that if we could keep a 3-0 score going into the second quarter, we’d have a much better chance to win than if we let them keep rolling on us.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor a brief time, the Friars were successful. They scored three times in the second period, but a series of SU runs in the second half let the Orange pull away for an easy 14-5 win. Burdick said teams familiar with his coaching style would know that when Providence is down, it’ll hold the ball and take back the pace of the game for as long as it can.For Burdick, the game plan worked, as it kept the Orange from having extra possessions. On Saturday, Burdick said that’ll be the key for the Friars again.‘They’re extremely dynamic, and they have a lot of weapons and a lot of talent, and they go really deep,’ Burdick said of Syracuse. ‘The first thing that jumps off the page to you is possessions, winning possessions and winning faceoffs.’The theme of controlling possessions will take precedence once again from the start. That’s especially true, considering the Orange is outscoring its opponents 39-20 in the first quarter of its games. And Providence has struggled early all season, being outscored 23-13 in the first period.Burdick called it a ‘perfect storm.’ One team’s dominance is another team’s constant struggle. Although for Syracuse, that’s still not a reason to look at this game as an easy win. After SU fell to Cornell on Tuesday, head coach John Desko emphasized that any opponent can be a threat if his players aren’t focused in practice or going into the game.‘We can’t approach our next game like that,’ Desko said. ‘I think one of the things that we’ll get out of this is the guys need to come in really focused for practice. And I think, as coaches, we’ve got them to understand who our next opponent is.’That next opponent is a team ready to take control of the game as soon as it gets the opportunity. Against Cornell, SU came out slowly. It didn’t match the Big Red’s hustle or intensity. Providence is not Cornell, but if SU overlooks it too much, it may find itself in another game of catch-up. Like it did last year, the Friars will look to do what they believe is necessary to have a chance to win.If Saturday goes the way the whole season has gone for Syracuse, Providence will only bring its best. The Friars will do anything they need to do to score, including holding onto the ball to limit SU’s possessions. Syracuse might be the favorite, but it’s still looking to make adjustments the next time it takes the field.Or else that frustration will only continue.‘Every team we get, we get their best game,’ SU attack JoJo Marasco said. ‘We’re going to have to come out and play with more excitement and pick up our game a little bit.’[email protected]last_img read more

MCGUINNESS DELAYS PRESS CONFERENCE UNTIL REPORTER IS REMOVED

first_imgThere was a touch of controversy at this evening’s post match press conference when Jim McGuinness said he would not answer questions until a reporter left the room.The Donegal manager arrived but left a minute later after consulting with GAA communications staff.The Croke Park officials then approached Gaelic Life reporter Declan Bogue who was told that McGuinness would not conduct the press conference if he remained in the room. Bogue, who penned the controversial book ‘This Is Our Year’ which featured interviews with Kevin Cassidy, then left the room.McGuinness soon returned and agreed to continue with the press conference.McGuinness said he had kept his counsel on his feelings about the book all year and had waited until now to make them known.“There was a book written,” he said. “There were a lot of untruths in the book. There was a lot of things said about me. I’ve never broken court on it since the whole thing happened. I’ve held my dignity. I’ve let myself be castigated. And I done that because I gave somebody an agreement that I wouldn’t break my court on it. There were a lot of things said in the book that were incorrect and untrue, some of it possibly lies about me personally and about some of my players. “It was all-out attack for a couple of months on my character. I know what I’ve done, I know what I’ve coached, I know what I am as a person. And that’s the situation. So I’m not going to let somebody sit in a room and fill their pages tomorrow on the back of what we done today when they in their wisdom degraded me as a person and some of my players.” MCGUINNESS DELAYS PRESS CONFERENCE UNTIL REPORTER IS REMOVED was last modified: September 24th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more