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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

ATC ‘terror list’ poses greater danger, chilling effect on critics

Karapatan called the ATC a 'copy-paste' of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) that ‘incites violence’ now legitimized by the Anti-Terror Law. The post ATC ‘terror list’ poses greater danger, chilling effect on critics appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 15th, 2021

Councilor of Brgy. Day-as nabbed for illegal recruitment

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An incumbent barangay councilor of Barangay Day-as in Cebu City ended up in jail after he was arrested for illegal recruitment. Barangay Councilor Regalado Hisoler Jr. was brought to the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) detention cell on Friday, May 14, after he was served an arrest warrant issued by Judge […] The post Councilor of Brgy. Day-as nabbed for illegal recruitment appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 15th, 2021

‘Designation as terrorist can’t be ground for arrest’

The Department of Justice defended yesterday the decision of the Anti-Terrorism Council to designate at least 29 individuals as “terrorists,” as it clarified that the designation does not warrant an arrest......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 15th, 2021

How will the SC rule on the anti-terror law?

Last Wednesday the Supreme Court wound down the oral arguments, which began in February, on the 37 petitions opposing the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 for being unconstitutional......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 14th, 2021

Citing red-tagging, petitioners want Esperon out of anti-terror debates

Citing National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr.’s red-tagging done before the open court, petitioners against the anti-terrorism law asked the tribunal to cancel the military officer’s appearance in the oral arguments setting set on Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 14th, 2021

Anti-Terror Council’s designation is arbitrary, sweeping accusation – Bayan

Renato Reyes Jr. of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan said the designation "is arbitrary, no clear standards, no specific terrorist acts cited, just a sweeping accusation." The post Anti-Terror Council’s designation is arbitrary, sweeping accusation – Bayan appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 13th, 2021

Joma in terror list

By ELLSON QUISMORIO The Anti-Terrorism Council (ATC) has designated members of the Central Committee of the Community Party of the Philippines (CPP), the New People’s Army (NPA), and Islamic rebel groups – 29 individuals in all – as “terrorists” under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA). National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., vice chairperson of the ATC, […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 13th, 2021

Anti-Terror Council to publish designated ‘terrorists’ tomorrow

Esperon, who sits as the vice-chair of the terror council, refused to provide Associate Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe the names of those they will designate as terrorists as it may preempt the ATC. The post Anti-Terror Council to publish designated ‘terrorists’ tomorrow appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 12th, 2021

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

Rights lawyer slams Calida’s red-tagging, calls it ‘a deadly offense’

Human rights lawyer Neri Colmenares assailed Solicitor General Jose Calida for red tagging him and other progressive legislators during the online oral arguments on the Anti-Terror Law, April 27. The post Rights lawyer slams Calida’s red-tagging, calls it ‘a deadly offense’ appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsApr 27th, 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

10 years after his death, Bin Laden still haunts Pakistan

They opted for the former, but the US operation reinforced an already strong anti-American sentiment among a population tired of the heavy financial and human toll paid for the war on terror---and Islamabad's alliance with Washington after the September 11, 2001 attacks......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 27th, 2021

No internal rules yet, but DOJ promises terrorist designation can be appealed

As the Anti-Terrorism Council looks into designating 25 personalities as terrorists, the Department of Justice said the body has yet to iron out internal rules for delisting but promised terror tags can be appealed......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 26th, 2021

COVID-19 suspends anti-terror law debates but not flag ceremony for retiring Peralta

The COVID-19 threat has again suspended oral arguments on the petitions against the Anti-Terrorism Act, but the Supreme Court on Monday pushed through with its flag ceremony for retiring Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2021

Sri Lankan Muslim leader arrested under anti-terror laws

Sri Lankan police arrested a top Muslim politician on allegations of supporting Islamic extremism on Tuesday, days after the government invoked new regulations to combat what it calls religious radicalisation......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 17th, 2021

SC suspends anti-terror law oral arguments

The Supreme Court suspended again the oral arguments on the anti-terror law as the SC extended work suspension by two more days to give way to disinfection as a precaution against COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 14th, 2021

SC urged to intervene attacks vs counsels, petitioners of anti-terrorism law

Two retired Supreme Court (SC) justices, a former Vice President, and at least 52 petitioners asked the High Court to intervene and take measures to stop the attacks against the petitioners and counsels of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) of 2020 or R.A. 11479......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsMar 10th, 2021