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Law experts: 12-year prescription period for cyber libel unconstitutional

Jun 16, 2020 - 6:07 PM

'The overriding issue in the Rappler case is prescription,' says retired supreme court senior associate justice Antonio Carpio, who agrees that cyber libel must prescribe in 1 year, not 12 years

CYBER LIBEL. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa faces the media after the Manila Trial Court Branch 46 convicted her and co-accused Reynaldo Santos Jr of cyber libel. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Lawyers' group: Lacson 'dead wrong,' bill allows anti-terror council to order arrests

Jun 13, 2020 - 3:12 PM

Section 29 of the bill is very clear on the power of the anti-terror council to order arrests and detention lasting up to 24 days

ANTI-TERROR BILL. Senator Panfilo "Ping" Lacson, an author and sponsor of the anti-terror bill, defends the measure from strong oppositions of legal groups. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

Can lawyers' growing calls vs anti-terror bill be crossroads for Duterte?

Jun 12, 2020 - 8:29 PM

'Nakakatakot,' says former vice president Jejomar Binay of the anti-terror bill as he joins fellow lawyers for a picket in front of the Supreme Court

'Reject this': Human rights lawyers up in arms vs 'repressive' anti-terror bill

Jun 02, 2020 - 11:45 AM

'The attempt to use the anti-terror bill as a tool for repression rather than for thwarting terrorism is appalling,' says the Ateneo Human Rights Center, which calls for its rejection

MONITOR. Amendments to the Human Security act eye longer periods of surveillance and detention.


Rappler Talk: Threats to rule of law under Duterte

Oct 03, 2019 - 10:38 AM

Is it time for lawyers in the Philippines to take to the streets, just like what the world saw in Hong Kong?

PH lawyers revive decade-old group to protest Duterte policies

Sep 23, 2019 - 8:15 PM

'Not since the dark years of Martial Law have our civil liberties and fundamental rights been threatened and blatantly violated with such brazen impunity,' says the group Concerned Lawyers for Civil Liberties

REVIVAL. The Concerned Lawyers for Civil Liberties (CLCL), first formed in 2006, is revived to protest the "repressive" policies of the Duterte government. Photo by Rappler