PANDI, Bulacan – Leaders and members of a breakaway group from the Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay) militant organization in this town have expressed support for the passage of the anti-terrorism bill into law.

A statement sent to Bulacan reporters and signed by Lolita de Jesus, chairperson of Kadamay-Villa Lois in Barangay Siling Bata here, said the proposed anti-terrorism measure is very timely and would help remove the threat of terrorism in the country.

“The proposed bill aims to secure and protect our freedom from terrorists who are out to sow terror in the country and it is also seen to lessen if not totally eliminate the threat of terrorism in the Philippines,” it said.

The former militants also said the proposed measure would prevent terrorists from establishing terror cells in the country.

“There are foreign terrorists who go to our country to expand terrorism and continue their violent acts, and through this Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, the spread of terrorism would be prevented,” they said.

The group cited the need for the bill to be enacted into law as it pointed out that terrorism does not choose its victims, time, and places.

“Let us not wait that we or our family members become the next victims of terrorist attacks. Let us support the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 for the Filipino families and the next generations,” it added. (PNA)