From the Philippine Information Agency (Jun 20): Davao City’s anti-ISIS ordinance gains headway
The City’s anti ISIS ordinance is expected to be passed by the Sangguniang Panglungsod (City Council) of Davao City this according to Vice-Mayor Paolo Duterte.
“Gamay nalang fine-tuning, naa na sa committee ni Councilor Abellera fine-tuning nalang ang ginabuhat para sa legalidad niya. ( A little fine-tuning, it is in the committee of Councilor Abellara, fine-tuning is being done for its legalities). The Vice –Mayor said.
Duterte said the most is two to three weeks for the proposed ordinance to be passed and approved in the second reading. It is currently being fine-tuned in the committee of peace and public safety headed by Councilor Nilo Abellera Jr.
The vice-mayor said they wanted the legality of the ordinance to be fine-tuned to prevent it from being questioned as he said you cannot prevent someone from pursuing one’s beliefs.
He said the spirit of the law is to prevent people from supporting the causes of terrorism particularly ISIS.
The proposed ordinance is titled “An ordinance punishing the act of recruiting and membership to ISIS and to their allied terrorist groups including those professing support thereto, manufacture and distribution of propaganda materials and failure to report ISIS related activities to law enforcement agencies.”
The penalty of P5,000 fine and an imprisonment of one year is being added to give teeth to the law.