Salceda requests to withdraw ‘yes’ vote on Anti-Terror Bill, chooses to abstain

MANILA, Philippines — Days after House members voted to pass the controversial Anti-Terror Bill on third and final reading, Albay 2nd District Rep. Joey Salceda has requested to withdraw his support for the bill and chose to register an abstention instead.

In Salceda’s letter to House Secretary-General Jose Luis Montales dated Friday, he cited his reservations for some provisions of the bill.