Dela Rosa desires extra energy for Comelec to disqualify party-list teams backing terrorists

FILE PHOTO: Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa.(Voltaire F. Domingo/Senate PRIB)

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa desires extra powers for the Fee on Elections (Comelec) to disqualify party-list teams that immediately or not directly help terrorists.

“Isa lang naman ‘yung aking gustong ipasok diyan kung magkakaroon ng Constitution change. ‘Yung party-list system dapat baguhin ‘yan,” he stated on ANC’s Headstart on Monday.

(There is just one factor I wish to embrace if there will be a constitution change, the party-list system.)

“This isn’t in regards to the Structure, that is in regards to the party-list system. Bibigyan lang natin ng (We are going to give) extra powers ‘yung (to) Comelec to disqualify party-lists which might be recognized to be supporting immediately or not directly the terrorist teams,” he additionally stated when requested what his desired adjustments within the 1987 Structure can be.

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In keeping with dela Rosa, teams supporting terrorists be part of the federal government to destroy it from inside.

He, nevertheless, pressured that left-leaning teams needs to be allowed to run within the party-list polls so long as they don’t seem to be backing terrorist organizations.

“If they’re left-leaning at wala silang ginagawang suporta doon sa terrorist group, then pabayaan natin sila. They will exist and co-exist with everybody on this authorities,” the senator famous.

(If they’re left-leaning and they don’t seem to be displaying help to a terrorist group, allow them to.)

Because the nineteenth Congress opened, dela Rosa filed a bill seeking to institutionalize the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict to fight decades-long insurgency within the nation.

He expressed confidence that his colleagues within the Senate will help his measure.

“Sure, I’m very optimistic dahil ang layunin naman nito ay (as a result of its goal is) lasting peace as I’ve stated,” Dela Rosa shared.

READ: Palace: SC latest ruling on Anti-Terror Act ‘a triumph for peace-loving, law-abiding Filipinos’


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