Justices zero in on longer detention without warrant under anti-terror law

A provision of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 allowing the detention of suspected terrorists without a warrant came under the scrutiny of Supreme Court justices in the resumption of oral arguments on Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMay 4th, 2021

Petitioners raise longer detention without charges under terror law

On the third oral argument, petitioners against the Philippine terror law raised before the Supreme Court the longer period of detention without charges under Anti-Terrorism Act. The post Petitioners raise longer detention without charges under terror law appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2021

‘Anti-Terror Bill worrying’ – UN report

The report also noted that the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act which replaces the Human Security Act of 2007 “dilutes human rights safeguards, broadens the definition of terrorism and expands the period of detention without warrant from three to 14 days, extendable by another 10 days.” Related story: UN report cites impunity for human rights violations in the… The post ‘Anti-Terror Bill worrying’ – UN report appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJun 5th, 2020

SC defers oral arguments on anti-terror law

For the second time, the Supreme Court suspended its oral arguments on the Anti-Terrorism Law after some of the SC justices went on self-quarantine as a precaution against COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 9th, 2021

Justices grill petitioners on defining terror

Two magistrates of the Supreme Court on Tuesday cast doubts on the assertions of the petitioners that the definition of terrorism under Republic Act 11479 or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 is vague and thus violative of the people’s constitutional rights, such as freedom of speech and expression......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2021

SPECIAL REPORT | All eyes on Supreme Court justices as they hear petitioners vs Anti-Terror Law

Now that the schedule has been set, the focus now is on how the members of the high court would come up with a decision on these. Considering the caliber of the lawyers questioning the ATL’s validity, will they simply brush off the arguments to put a finality on the question and allow the president to do as he wills or will they listen to the arguments and seriously put the law into question? The post SPECIAL REPORT | All eyes on Supreme Court justices as they hear petitioners vs Anti-Terror Law appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 30th, 2021

Carpio, Carpio-Morales move to block Martial Law solgen s plea to junk anti-terror law petitions

Retired Supreme Court Justices Antonio Carpio and Conchita Carpio-Morales moved to block former Solicitor General Estelito Mendoza’s plea to stand as the tribunal’s “friend” in resolving the petitions against the Anti-Terrorism Act of 202.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020

CBCP hits anti-terror law, calls for prayers

MANILA, Philippines — The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) is calling for prayers amid the recent signing of the highly controversial Anti-Terror Act of 2020, saying the return of warrantless detention is reminiscent of the arrest, search and seizure orders during martial law. In a pastoral letter and call to prayer signed on […] The post CBCP hits anti-terror law, calls for prayers appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 19th, 2020

Palace slams US lawmakers on terror law

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. yesterday scored US lawmakers for calling for the repeal of the Philippine Anti-Terror Law, saying the country is no longer a colony of the United States......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 16th, 2020

LGBT protester slams cops for discrimination

One of the LGBT protesters who were arrested by the Manila police on Friday for holding a rally against the anti-terror bill said she faced discrimination while in detention......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 28th, 2020

Religious groups raise concern against anti-terror bill as 30-day deadline nears

“Worrisome are the expanded and vague definitions of a “terrorist;” the powers given to the Anti-Terror Council to designate a group as a “terrorist group;” the weakening of the protection of one’s privacy and the safeguards against arrests and detention without warrants.” The post Religious groups raise concern against anti-terror bill as 30-day deadline nears appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJun 26th, 2020

NUPL asserts constitutional infirmity in anti-terror bill provision on warrantless detention

"The claim that the Anti-Terrorism Bill does not change these rules is, we humbly submit by way of legal opinion, legally erroneous," NUPL said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 26th, 2020

Duterte OK with 14-day detention in anti-terror bill

Malacañang said Wednesday a provision in the anti-terror bill that would require a 14-day pre-trial detention of suspected terrorists does not pose a problem to President Rodrigo Duterte......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 24th, 2020

Terror in our hearts

Perhaps if Senate President Vicente Sotto III had thought about it for a moment longer, he would not have blurted out that the new anti-terrorism bill that Congress rushed to pass would negate the need for martial law......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 10th, 2020

Rivero pledges help to fellow UP students arrested in Anti-Terror Bill protest

College basketball star Ricci Rivero was one of the first to respond to fellow University of the Philippines students arrested in Cebu during a peaceful protest against the controversial ‘Anti-Terror’ bill Friday. The Fighting Maroons guard coordinated with Nowhere To Go UP president Renan Dalisay and pledged financial support for the arrested UP students.   Ricci learned of the incident from another UP cager Jun Manzo and immediately offered to help. Elements of Cebu police nabbed at least seven protesters including two students while staging a demonstration against the controversial anti-terror bill inside the University of the Philippines-Cebu grounds. [Related story: 7 Anti-Terror Bill protesters held in Cebu] According to the police, the protesters violated the government’s ban on mass gathering under the general community quarantine to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The protesters were pulled and dragged to police cars and were brought to Cebu City Police Office for detention.      Ricci’s teammate Kobe Paras has been very vocal on social media as he joined other student-athletes in voicing out against the newly-passed bill. The controversial bill is said to give powers to the government to do warrantless arrests and wiretapping of suspected terrorists   The Congress approved of the bill last Wednesday and is just awaiting the signature of President Rodrigo Duterte to be enacted as a law. Rivero is currently consulting with his lawyers to educate him further regarding the bill.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 5th, 2020

Security adviser favors suspects’ detention period without warrant

National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. is in favor of the recommendation now pending at the Senate to extend the period of detention of terror suspects from three to 14 days without warrant of arrest and no cases filed......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 25th, 2019

France detains soccer great Platini in 2022 World Cup probe

By John Leicester and Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — French police investigating whether corruption played a role in the stunning decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar took 1980s soccer superstar and former top executive Michel Platini into custody Tuesday for questioning. Platini's representatives denied any wrongdoing on his part, saying he is "absolutely confident in the future" and has "strictly nothing to reproach himself for." Also questioned Tuesday were two one-time associates of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, adding a layer of political intrigue to the investigation of the hugely controversial decision to hold soccer's showcase tournament in a desert country so scorching hot in June and July that the matches will be played instead in November and December. As head of European soccer's governing body UEFA, Platini was the continent's top representative on the FIFA committee that picked Qatar in 2010. The closed-door, secret-ballot vote baffled many at the time, not least because the Persian Gulf nation has no soccer pedigree to speak of. But gas-rich Qatar is pouring billions into the world's most popular sport and has the means to finance new stadiums. Platini, 63, was taken into custody after being summoned to a French police anti-corruption and financial crimes office outside Paris, a judicial official told The Associated Press, confirming a report by online publication Mediapart. The official was not authorized to discuss the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity. French authorities did not announce any charges against the soccer legend or say exactly what he was being asked. He can be held for questioning for up to 48 hours, after which he can be either released or formally charged. It was the latest turn in a string of scandals in recent years that have brought down dozens of soccer officials from FIFA and other organizations over such offenses as vote-buying, kickbacks and bribery. French prosecutors are known to be investigating an array of winning bids for major sports events, including the 2018 World Cup, awarded to Russia, the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and track and field world championships. Qatar beat the long-favored United States 14-8 when FIFA selected the host country for the 2022 World Cup. Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter, who presided over the vote, has accused Platini of backing out of a secret "gentleman's agreement" to award the tournament to the United States after meeting with Sarkozy, France's president at the time. Platini's representatives said he was taken into custody only for "technical reasons." His lawyer, William Bourdon, explained that police wanted to ensure that Platini and other witnesses couldn't confer with each other about their accounts. Also detained Tuesday was Sophie Dion, a former sports adviser in Sarkozy's administration, the judicial official said. She was released late in the evening. Claude Gueant, former secretary general of the Elysee presidential palace under Sarkozy, was questioned as a witness and not detained. French prosecutors previously questioned Blatter. Ahead of the FIFA vote, Sarkozy hosted a meeting in November 2010 that brought Platini together with Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, then the crown prince of Qatar and now its ruling emir. Al-Thani also owns the French soccer club Paris Saint-Germain, and Sarkozy frequently attends its games. Platini has long insisted that the meeting did not influence his vote for Qatar less than two weeks later. "Sarkozy never asked me to vote for Qatar, but I knew what would be good," he told the AP in 2015. But in the same interview, he also said that he "might have told" American officials earlier that he was going to vote for the United States' bid. Blatter quoted Platini as saying ahead of the vote: "I am no longer in your picture because I have been told by the head of state that we should consider the situation of France." FIFA had no comment on Platini's detention and said it has made a "full commitment to cooperating with the authorities." As a player, Platini was one of the best ever, a creative midfielder who lit up the pitch for club and country. He helped France reach the World Cup semifinals in 1982 and 1986 and led his national team to the 1984 European Championship title. He also played club soccer for Nancy and Saint-Etienne before switching to Italian club Juventus. He won three straight Ballon d'Or titles as the best player in Europe while playing for Juventus from 1983 to 1985. Both Platini and Blatter were toppled from their positions at the top of soccer in 2015. Platini was banned by FIFA for financial misconduct in connection with a $2 million payment authorized by Blatter — a suspension set to expire in October. ___ AP Global Soccer Writer Rob Harris in Nice, France, and AP Sports Writer Graham Dunbar in Geneva contributed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 19th, 2019

Anti-Terror Council’s ‘undue delegation of power’ questioned

Justice Edgardo Delos Santos questioned the “undue delegation of power” provided to the council, saying that the law is silent on how it will arrive at the conclusion in designating persons or groups as terrorists. The post Anti-Terror Council’s ‘undue delegation of power’ questioned appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 4th, 2021

Truth tagging rhetoric reaches SC as anti-terror law debate resumes

Galandines did not exactly address the question but instead claimed that the government prefers not to use the term red-tagging......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 4th, 2021

On World Press Freedom Day, Filipino journos press for Frenchie Mae Cumpio’s freedom, junking of Anti-Terror Law

"But even if we mark World Press Freedom Day with many reasons to be fearful, we mark it also with hope, knowing that there are many of us still working each day to gather facts and shine a little light on what is happening in the country and on what isn't." The post On World Press Freedom Day, Filipino journos press for Frenchie Mae Cumpio’s freedom, junking of Anti-Terror Law appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2021

Longer validity of government permits, licenses sought

The Anti-Red Tape Authority is recommending the extension of the validity of government permits and licenses and the exemption of initial applications made through online facilities from payment of fees due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 29th, 2021