CHR urged to look into the case of 2 women charged with violation of Anti-Terror Act

This Women's Month, rights group Karapatan called on the Commission on Human Rights to look into the case of pregnant Elizabeth Estilon, and Enriqueta Guelas, 62, who were arrested on Dec. 24, 2020 following a raid in barangay Lalod, Bulusan, Sorsogon and charged with violation of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 and illegal possession of firearms and explosives. The post CHR urged to look into the case of 2 women charged with violation of Anti-Terror Act appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource: bulatlat bulatlatMar 10th, 2021

Court junks anti-terrorism case vs 2 Aeta farmers among first charged under ATA

An Olongapo court has junked the violation of the Anti-Terrorism Act case against Aeta farmers Japer Gurung and Junior Ramos, the first known to have been charged under the much-feared law......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 19th, 2021

SC asked to hold preliminary conference on anti-terror law pleas remotely

Petitioners represented by the Free Legal Assistance Group urged the Supreme Court to conduct the preliminary conference on the anti-terrorism law case through videoconference, citing COVID-19 risks and the protocol enforced to curb the spread of the virus......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 17th, 2020

Olongapo court junks terror case vs 2 Aeta farmers

A local court said that two Aeta farmers charged with terrorism were just running at the moment of their arrest, and thus, their warrantless arrest was unlawful. The post Olongapo court junks terror case vs 2 Aeta farmers appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJul 20th, 2021

OSG lawyers wither during interpellation on anti-terror law

Assistant solicitors general tasked to defend the government in the case fumbled during interpellation......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 27th, 2021

Citing relentless red-tagging and arrests, SC urged to temporarily stop anti-terror law implementation

In another show of unity, petitioners against the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 made another push to urge the Supreme Court to temporarily stop the implementation of the reviled law as debates on their pleas continue to run long......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2021

Aeta farmers charged under anti-terror law seek inclusion in the petitions

Hours before the start of the oral arguments on the petitions against the anti-terror law on February 2, the two Aeta farmers, who have been jailed and first to be charged under the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 (ATA), filed a petition requesting the Supreme Court (SC) to include them in the 37 petitions that seek to declare the law void......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2021

2 Aetas ask SC: Stop anti-terror law

Two Aeta farmers, the first to be charged with violating the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, are asking the Supreme Court to stop the implementation of the contentious law......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2021

Two Aeta farmers, first casualties of anti-terrorism law, seek to join legal fight in SC

Two Aetas charged with violation of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, who assert allegations against them are trumped up, are seeking the Supreme Court’s nod to join the fight to strike down the contentious law as unconstitutional......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2021

Comelec affirms bid to disqualify Gabriela for & lsquo;supporting terror& rsquo;

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has upheld a government anti-insurgency body’s petition seeking the cancellation of the Gabriela Women’s Party’s registration in the party-list system for violations of the election law and the Constitution......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 5th, 2020

Lawmaker seeks quick passage of anti-violence against women

A first-term congressman on Saturday urged the House of Representatives and the Senate to immediately pass a bill that increases the punishable offenses under the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004 or Republic Act 9262 to help stem the spike of VAWC cases caused by lockdowns imposed to contain the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 28th, 2020

& lsquo;Terror& rsquo; group& rsquo;s assets frozen on court& rsquo;s order

A Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) has ordered freezing the assets of a progressive religious group for alleged terrorism financing, in what the group says is a test case of charges to be filed under the anti-terrorism law......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 19th, 2020

With two detained for anti-terror charge, petitioners press SC to stop implementation of law

With two people now detained over the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, activist group Bayan and more than 40 others on Wednesday urged the Supreme Court to nullify the law and stop the government from implementing it......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 18th, 2020

Babies have rights

 #ASKGOYO Atty. Gregorio Larrazabal Quoted below is the statement of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines: “The tragic death of 3-month-old Baby River highlights the need to do MORE, BETTER, FASTER in the justice sector quoted below is the statement of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines: “Baby River was born at the Fabella Medical Center on July 1, 2020.  Her mother, urban poor organizer Reina Mae Nasino, 23 years old, is a detainee at the Manila City Jail Female Dormitory who was arrested on November 5, 2019 at the Tondo office of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan.  The police raids that resulted in the arrests of over 60 activists in Metro Manila and Bacolod were by virtue of various warrants issued by the RTC Branch 89 in Quezon City.  Reina Mae and two others were charged with illegal possession of firearms and explosives, a non-bailable offense. “Despite questions raised against the validity of the raids and arrests as well as petitions for the release of Reina Mae on health and humanitarian grounds or for continued breast-feeding, the frail and underweight Baby River was separated from her mother barely a month after birth. “The case went through RTC Manila Branch 20, the Supreme Court, back to RTC Branch 20, then RTC branch 42 and RTC Branch 37, and the Court of Appeals, until Baby River died on Oct. 12, 2020. “Manila RTC Branch 47 finally allowed Reina Mae furlough – this time to visit her dead daughter.  Despite many fully armed BJMP escorts, police and military personnel monitoring and accompanying Reina Mae, she remained hand-cuffed while at the wake. “The heartbreaking and brief life-story of Baby River compel us to raise these questions: “1. Why can’t our justice system safeguard the needs and rights of an innocent child to breastfeeding and a better chance to survive? “2. Why don’t our jails have adequate facilities to address the needs and rights of children and women detainees duly recognized by domestic and international law? “3. Why does it take so long to respect, protect, and fulfill human rights? “4. Isn’t there double standard when “bigger” detainees are allowed similar or even greater privileges? “5. Can we not have justice with compassion? “Let our concern, dismay, or rage and the tears that we may shed for Baby River Nasino fuel our collective determination and action to improve our justice system.  Let not our innocent children fall under the cracks.  Babies have rights and we have duties to nurture them.  Let our humanity rise above our personal comforts or the privileges of power.” DOMINGO EGON CAYOSA National President & Chairman of the Board of Governors *** We can talk about the law legal processes, and I’m sure many will.  But at the crux of all this should be:“What is it to be human?” Have we sunk so low that we’ve lost our humanity?  Have we forgotten what it is that separates us from animals?  Have we been numb to peoples’ suffering and death? Have we been stripped of our sense of morality and compassion that we have lost our appreciation of what is right and wrong?  People have discussed the trampled rights of the mother of the infant.  But what about the rights of the baby?  Stripping the legalese of the tragedy, we have to ask: What about the basic needs of the baby, as emphasized by the statement of the IBP?  There is no justification to being deprived of the love and care his mother, and the warmth of her embrace. The soothing voice to say she’s going to get better, and she’s loved…  Have we regressed to a point that we’ve been stripped of our empathy? More than the legality of this.  After the furor will have died down, and it surely will, I think we have to ask ourselves, “Where are we now?”  How low have we sunk and how to we get back up and regain some sense of decency? My heart broke when I saw pictures of Reina Mae Nasino covered in PPE, in handcuffs, unable to even hug her dead baby one last time.  I still cannot understand the inhumanity towards not only the mother, but the baby, who had done no one wrong, yet was treated with so much hate, disrespect, contempt, and derision for her to be born in this world, yet stripped and deprived of human love and affection.  I can never hate anyone that much to treat him or her so badly. I think we need to dig deep within ourselves and search our soul.  To find the humanity which has clearly been missing.  We need to find our moral compass, before we all lose our soul and drown in the abyss. Stay Safe.  Pray for Baby River.  Pray for OUR country......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 18th, 2020

US Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, 49 US Legislators call to rescind Anti-Terror Law

U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), a Senior Chief Deputy Whip in the U.S. House of Representatives, urged the Philippine government under President Rodrigo Duterte to rescind the newly-signed Anti-Terror Law......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsOct 15th, 2020

Pinay wins trafficking case vs Malaysian employers

A Malaysian court has convicted the former employers of a Filipino for violation of the country’s anti-trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants law, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 10th, 2020

Educators file 31st petition vs. & rsquo;terror& rsquo; act

Several teachers and professors on Tuesday urged the Supreme Court to declare Republic Act 11479 or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 as unconstitutional for being “violative of academic freedom.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 1st, 2020

Religious groups fear being tagged as terrorist, file 30th case vs anti-terror law at SC

MANILA, Philippines – Fearing that their efforts of protecting the less fortunate and preserving a human being’s dignity could be misunderstood as a “terroristic activities,” a church organization has joined the still-growing list of petitions against the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) of 2020. “The Christian conviction is founded on the long-held tradition of the Catholic social […] The post Religious groups fear being tagged as terrorist, file 30th case vs anti-terror law at SC appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 26th, 2020

Detained Higaonon leader among petitioners vs Anti-Terror Law

One of the petitioners to the Supreme Court to declare the Anti-Terrorism Act is a lumad leader in Bukidnon who is detained and facing trumped-up charges and was previously charged with committing “acts of terrorism” under the Human Security Act......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsAug 12th, 2020

19th petition vs. anti-terror law

The Supreme Court on Friday received three more petitions filed by leaders from various churches, a coalition of women’s organizations, and a lawyers’ group seeking to strike down Republic Act No. 11479, or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 or ATA, for being unconstitutional......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 24th, 2020

Carpio, Morales file 11th case vs terror law

Retired Supreme Court senior associate justice Antonio Carpio and former ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales have joined the petitioners against the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, electronically filing the 11th case against the ATA before the SC yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2020