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They warn that with human rights violations already rampant even before the measure’s signing into law, the anti-terrorism law's implementation will result in more abuses
‘When you hear that someone has been raped, it challenges our belief in a just, fair world.' People would then resort to blaming the victim to reduce the discomfort from an idea that conflicts with their belief.
Masakit mang aminin, nagtagumpay ang puwersa ng panunupil sa pagpapasa ng mga batas na ito sa Hong Kong at Pilipinas
Groups stress the possible ramifications of the Anti-Terrorism Law on mass mobilizations in light of the violent arrest of Cabuyao 11. Three minors from the protest have been released to their guardians, while 8 are still detained.
In an indignation protest held on Saturday, July 4 at the University of the Philippines Diliman, protesters express their strong condemnation against the law
Several awardees from 1970 to 2018 convey their 'collective disagreement and outrage' over the anti-terror law
'The law aims to end terrorism, it says, yet it is the state forces that perpetrate fear and violence on the people,' says former human rights commissioner Loretta Ann Rosales in an online protest joined by other sectoral leaders
In a conversation on Heart’s vlog, the former senator and Sorsogon governor explains his reservations on the new law
Despite the threats that the new law poses to free speech, campus publications pledged they will not cower in fear but continue to stand firm in upholding their rights
IV of Spades' Zild Benitez and Blaster Silonga, actress Gabbi Garcia, and director Antoinette Jadaone are among the first in the entertainment industry to speak up against the newly-signed anti-terror law
Many Filipinos on social media express their distress over the new law, which lawyers and human rights advocates fear the government can use to silence critics
Human rights groups say the anti-terror law further deteriorates Philippine democracy
The 9-page petition 'fails to show grave abuse of discretion,' says the Supreme Court
So far, $3.4 billion has been pledged, while an additional $27.9 billion is needed over the next 12 months
As a subject, Good Manners and Right Conduct was removed when the K-12 curriculum was implemented in 2013. This was only integrated in other subjects.
The emergency subsidy program was created in the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, which Malacañang says expires on June 25
The President wants the Senate and House to agree on the amount of standby funds in a bill that would extend his coronavirus response powers if passed into law
'Napakaganda pakinggan ano ang intent ng ating mga legislators, pero hindi kasi nakasaad sa bill,' says CHR Commissioner Gwendolyn Pimentel Gana
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'We anticipate many more sanctions and we will not stop until Assad and his regime stop their needless, brutal war against the Syrian people,' US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says
The landmark decision says Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlaws discrimination against employees because of a person's sex, also covers sexual orientation and transgender status
'We assure you that terrorism is not activism, and activism is not terrorism,' says National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr
The House of Representatives passes a controversial bill that could endanger the progressives, Moros, and Lumad among them due to terrorist-tagging
‘We are encouraging everyone in the DILG to be responsible in posting their views and comments against the bill in their social media accounts’
Villafuerte – among the closest allies of Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano in the House – slams his colleagues for changing their votes
Most of the House members voted on the anti-terrorism bill through Zoom or a Viber group chat, methods that are prone to errors when there are a total of 302 lawmakers
The 11th weekly report says the Department of Social Welfare and Development continues to adjust the list of remaining beneficiaries who will receive the first tranche of the government's cash aid
No-shows and last-minute cancellations could land customers in jail for up to 12 years, if the proposed Food and Grocery Delivery Services Protection Act becomes law
'Diyos ko naman. Nakakapanlumo,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
Even those working in the private sector cannot be terminated, disciplined, or punished for posting something on Facebook or Twitter or showing up at rallies
'We support a just, humane law that will combat terrorism, and aid in our efforts toward a more harmonious and peaceful society. We regret that this is not the anti-terror bill,' say the lawyers, including Bangsamoro government Attorney General Sha Elijah Dumama-Alba
But Youth Act Now Against Tyranny Baguio says the takedown is 'too late'
'The Constitution takes precedence over ordinary legislation,' says Senator Drilon on Malacañang's assertion
'You appear to be a decent and honorable man, unlike many. Your principal will not be there forever, but your reputation and integrity will outlive you,' human rights lawyer Edre Olalia pleads to fellow Atenean lawyer Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
(UPDATED) 'It would afford both the House of Representatives and the Senate to make their own respective reviews of the measure to cleanse it of constitutional infirmities,' says opposition lawmaker Edcel Lagman
'Once you're labeled a terrorist, the authorities can justify whatever they may do to you,' says Tsinkay Porquia
The youth protesters are allegedly threatened by police for mobilizing
The bill suffers from obvious legal infirmities, essentially begging for a constitutional challenge
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says the House 'will be having an accounting' of the problematic implementation of the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act
'Basahin natin before we criticize, because ang daling sabihin eh [na may] repression, wala ng democracy, draconian,' says House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano
Under House Bill No. 6920, the government can tap into the fund for 3 fiscal years upon enactment. If passed this year, the funds will be valid until the end of the Duterte administration in 2022.
'Instead of being a measure to protect our people, in the wrong hands, this bill can be used to oppress our people,' warned the Jesuit priests and the La Salle brothers
The 2020 anti-terror bill 'penalizes' freedom of speech, which makes it open to a challenge just on its face, according to retired justice Antonio Carpio
The bill includes non-medical frontliners and quarantine pass holders who do not exhibit symptoms among those to be prioritized for testing
Bayanihan to Heal As One Act – the law giving President Duterte emergency powers to respond to the coronavirus pandemic – will expire on Friday, June 5
The United Nations Human Rights Office warns that the Philippines' anti-terrorism bill 'dilutes human rights safeguards' and is 'even more problematic' than the current Human Security Act
The bill does not seem to add any new power to the armed forces, says military spokesperson Brigadier General Edgard Arevalo
We have thousands of George Floyds. But they’re abused not because of the color of their skin as much as because of where and how they live.
His reason? The House leadership did not allow any lawmaker to propose amendments to the bill that is an exact replica of what senators had passed