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The 3ID urged the public to give the law a chance, pointing out that the measure’s aim is to protect the country from terrorist attacks. ILOILO City – The Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division (3ID) based in Jamindan, Capiz assured Western Visayans its soldiers won’t abuse the Anti-Terrorism Law. “We vow to keep the law from the abuse of soldiers. If there are abuses, our camps and headquarters are open to bring our erring soldiers before the court of law,” said Army Major Cenon Pancito III, 3ID spokesperson. President Rodrigo Duterte signed the anti-terrorism bill into law recently. Human rights advocates warned it could be abused to quell legitimate dissent. People have nothing to fear, he added, but only terrorists and their supporters. Among others, the new law allows for terrorism suspects to be detained without a warrant and prolongs the period of time they can be detained without being charged in court. Major Cenon Pancito III “Help our campaign of preserving peace. We know that others have apprehension but we won’t forget the intention of the law – to protect Filipinos from chaos and fear,” said Pancito. Rights groups and activists say the new law is designed to give police and military forces more powers to stifle dissent./PN
In a result that stunned many, Juan Manuel Marquez knocked out Manny Pacquiao in the sixth round of their boxing match Saturday night, leaving Pacquiao in a crumpled heap after connecting with a right hand to the head near the end of the round.As you can see in the video below, Marquez lands an absolutely vicious blow flush to Pacquiao’s nose. Pacquaio falls to the canvas unconscious as a stunned crowd reacts in silence.“I threw a perfect punch,” Marquez said after the fight. “I knew Manny could knock me out at any time.“I felt he was coming to knock me out the last three rounds, and I knew he was going to be wide open.”Pacquiao went down in the third round but returned the favor and knocked down Marquez in the fifth. The fighters were exchanging big punches throughout the sixth round before Marquez sent Pacquiao to the canvas at 2:59 of the round.Marquez improved to 55-6-1 with the 40th knockout of his career. Pacquiao is 54-5-2.