14 Functions of the ATC according to Section 46 of the ATA 2020.
Formulate and adopt plans, programs, and preventive and counter-measures against terrorists and terrorism in the country;
Coordinate all national efforts to suppress and eradicate in the country and mobilize the entire nation against terrorism;
Direct the speedy investigation and prosecution of all persons detained or accused for any crime defined and penalized under the Act;
Monitor the progress of the investigation and prosecution of all persons accused and/or detained for any crime defined and penalized under the Act;
Establish and maintain comprehensive database information system on terrorism, terrorist activities, and counterterrorism operations;
Enlist the assistance of, and file the appropriate action with, the AMLC to freeze and forfeit the funds, bank deposits, placements, trust accounts, assets and property of whatever kind any nature belonging to (i) a person suspected of or charged with alleged violation of any of the acts defines and penalized under Section 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 of the Act, (ii) members of a judicially declared and outlawed terrorist organization or association as provided in Section 26 of the Act, (iii) designated persons defined under Section 3(e) of Republic Act No. 10168, (iv) an individual member of such designated persons, or (v) any individual, organization, association, or group of persons proscribed under Section 26 of the Act;
Grant monetary rewards and other incentives to informers who give vital information leading to the apprehension, arrest, detention, prosecution, and conviction of person or person found guilty for violation of any of the acts defined and penalized under Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 of the Act; provided that monetary reward shall only e granted to informants after the accused’s demurrer to evidence has been denied of the prosecution has rested its case and no such demurrer has been filed;
Establish and maintain coordination with and the cooperation and assistance of other states, jurisdictions, international entities, and organization in preventing and combating international terrorism;
Take action on relevant resolutions issued by the UNSC acting under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, and, consistent with the national interest, take action on foreign requests to designate terrorist individuals, associations, organizations, or group of persons;
Take measures to prevent the acquisition and proliferation by terrorists of weapons of mass destruction;
Lead in the formulation and implementation of a national strategic plan to prevent and combat terrorism;
Request the Supreme Court to designate specific divisions of the Court of Appeals or Regional Trial Courts to handle all cases involving the crimes defined and penalized under the Act;
Require other government agencies, offices, entities, and all officers and employees and non-government organizations, private entities, and individuals to render assistance to the ATC in the performance of its mandate; and
Investigate motu proprio or upon complaint any report of abuse, malicious application, or improper implementation by any person of the provisions of the Act.