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Kit Belmonte rages against anti-terror bill

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Kit Belmonte could not keep his fury at bay when his fellow congressmen were insisting to pass a controversial law in the middle of a pandemic.

As if built only to make people even more afraid, the Quezon City lawmaker fervently questioned the Duterte government’s fixation to curtail free speech, which to him is what the Anti-Terrorism Bill seeks to do.

“With this Bill, in the guise of protecting our country, we are in fact undermining it and its institutions! We are repressing our freedoms! We are, in fact, destroying our democracy!,” the politiko said.

“Why now Mr. Speaker? Why are we adding terror to terror?,” he added, as he announced a resounding no vote.