Rappler's latest stories on Philippine anti-terrorism law
The Sanlakas party list says Section 4's supposed exemption on dissent must be struck down for being too vague and subjective
The ‘flawed’ new Anti-Terrorism Law should delete a clause to clearly exclude protest and dissent from punishable acts, says a top terrorism analyst
'From targeting a universe of a few dozens or at most a few hundred terrorists, the law can be used against thousands, even tens of thousands of activists, critics, and dissidents'
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
Rappler lays out the highlights of the Anti-Terrorism Law and why its provisions could be dangerous
'Given the pattern of imputation by the executive and the nature of accusations, the exercise of our fundamental freedom of expression and freedom of association has to be protected'
(UPDATED) Befriending communist rebels was good politics before the elections, but now that he is President, Rodrigo Duterte says 'the security of the state' is his highest priority
Jurado anchors his petition on the railroad of the bill in Congress, and says the rush to passage violates constitutional standards
'What should the people do? Should they delete their old posts or make their accounts private?' That may not be enough.
'Terrorists, beware of the Anti-Terror Law, pero iyong mga hindi naman po mga terorista, huwag po kayong mag-alala. Sapat-sapat po ang mga safeguards sa batas mismo,' says Roque
'We, Framers, believe that we do not need another law against terrorism at this time when in fact we have sufficient laws that can thwart terrorists and acts of terrorism'
John Lloyd Cruz, Chel Diokno, Iza Calzado, and Rappler's Maria Ressa are among those who appear in the video
Masakit mang aminin, nagtagumpay ang puwersa ng panunupil sa pagpapasa ng mga batas na ito sa Hong Kong at Pilipinas
(5th UPDATE) By Rappler's count, there are at least 8 groups filing petitions to void provisions of the anti-terror law
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.
Opposition lawmakers say no amount of assurances will ensure the law will not be abused as the measure itself is 'abusive and derogatory of human rights, civil liberties and fundamental freedoms'
The police round up the protesters right after their program ended
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
Asked if a person can be tagged as a terrorist based on what they post on social media, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr says it's 'possible'
'Kakalampagin natin ang Korte Suprema. Lalaban ulit tayo sa Kongreso,' says Katapat, echoing fellow youth groups in the country following the signing of the anti-terror 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
'We will show them that in the face of repression, an awakened people will resist and fight back' says Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate
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
Critics say the new law gives the Duterte government more room to define terrorism and more power to act against persons or groups it includes in that definition
In truth, therefore, the word 'terror' in the title of the bill is very appropriate
The Armed Forces of the Philippines calls for more drastic powers against terror suspects as Congress moves forward with amending the Human Security Act of 2007
The defense chief wants longer warrantless detention for terror suspects to give security agencies more time to build cases against them