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Religious group slams freezing of assets; says move prelude to anti-terror cases

A Manila court has ordered the freezing of the assets of a religious group allegedly supporting a terror group. The Rural Missionaries of the Philippines bank accounts were placed under the asset preservation order (APO) by the Manila Regional Trial Court, over allegations that these are being used to finance activities of the New People’s […] The post Religious group slams freezing of assets; says move prelude to anti-terror cases appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneNov 19th, 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

Petitioners tell SC: Freezing of missionary group s assets a prelude to terrorism cases

“Under these circumstances, the designation as a terrorist organization of the petitioners is not just a possibility, it is a foregone conclusion unless the Honorable Court declares the ATA as unconstitutional,” the petitioners said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 19th, 2020

SC gags groups vs. terror law or face contempt

Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta on Tuesday ordered the 37 group of petitioners and their lawyers who are questioning the constitutionality of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 to stop discussing the merits of the cases before the media to avoid being cited for contempt of court......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2021

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

Rights group slams rubber stamp House for swift passage of Anti-Terror Bill

Former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno warned lawmakers that they must first answer questions on the people’s freedoms under the controversial Anti-Terrorism Bill, but her warning came in late......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2020

Terror council designates NDFP as terror group

The Anti Terrorism Council has designated the National Democratic Front of the Philippines as a terrorist organization, a resolution dated June 23 read. The post Terror council designates NDFP as terror group appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJul 19th, 2021

A year into terror law, ‘meager’ assets of rights defenders frozen

Critics of the anti-terror law have long assailed that it will be used to silence dissent. A year on, progressives said the law has left bank accounts of non-profit organizations and political prisoners frozen on allegations that they are financing or supporting terrorism. The post A year into terror law, ‘meager’ assets of rights defenders frozen appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJul 7th, 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

CIDG vows crackdown vs illegal use of Ivermectin

BY AARON RECUENCO The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) vowed to run after those who would sell and distribute the anti-parasite drug Ivermectin in the country. CIDG director Maj. Gen. Albert Ignatius Ferro said the move is in response to the instruction of no less than President Duterte himself to conduct operations against the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsApr 11th, 2021

Group hits gov’t order freezing the assets of Lumad sanctuary

“For decades now, UCCP-Haran Center has been a known sanctuary for Lumad people in Southern Mindanao, whose communities have repeatedly been terrorized by the Philippine Army and paramilitary groups. The UCCP Haran is simply performing their calling to ‘participate in the establishment of a just and compassionate social order." The post Group hits gov’t order freezing the assets of Lumad sanctuary appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMar 30th, 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

Joyful warrior for justice, democracy, and love

Fr. Joaquin Bernas, S.J. did not live an ordinary life. He was constitutional law expert, lawyer and law professor, bar topnotcher, prolific author and columnist, academic leader (Dean of Ateneo Law School twice, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and President of the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), Church leader as Jesuit Provincial, anti-dictatorship fighter as a member of the Convenor Group that chose Cory Aquino to lead the opposition against Marcos in the 1986 elections, member of the 1986 Constitutional Commission that drafted the 1987 Constitution, and a frequent Amicus Curiae (friend of the Court) that the Supreme Court turned to for important cases in its docket. To the Bernas family, he was a good brother, uncle, and grand-uncle. Above, all he was a Jesuit and priest......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 16th, 2021

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:  bulatlatRelated NewsMar 10th, 2021

After freezing P5M Cebu City house, PDEA-7 continues search for drug group members’ assets

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Authorities are looking for more properties and assets of two alleged members of the Parojinog-led drug syndicate, the Kuratong Baleleng, after they froze a P5-million property allegedly owned by the two drug group members in Barangay Guadalupe in Cebu City. Director Wilkins Villanueva, head of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central […] The post After freezing P5M Cebu City house, PDEA-7 continues search for drug group members’ assets appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2021

Grand send-off for petitioners vs Terror Law set January 29

The group asserted that the Anti-Terrorism Act, unless struck down by the high court, will be used to crack down on dissent and limit academic freedom in the country’s colleges and universities. The post Grand send-off for petitioners vs Terror Law set January 29 appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJan 27th, 2021

CPP: Terror tag also targets political opposition

The Anti-Terrorism Council’s designation of the Communist Party of the Philippines as a terrorist group is also directed at the legal political opposition, CPP Central Committee information officer Marco Valbuena claimed yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 28th, 2020

Red-tagging, prelude to Terror Law implementation – Makabayan bloc

For the Makabayan bloc and other progressive organizations, the recently concluded Senate hearing on red-tagging will be used by state security forces as a justification to declare them as terrorists under the Anti-Terror Law. The post Red-tagging, prelude to Terror Law implementation – Makabayan bloc appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsDec 4th, 2020

Ramped-up red-tagging a prelude to crackdown under anti-terror law, Casiño warns

An activist and former lawmaker on Tuesday warned that the red-tagging by security forces is a prelude to a harsher crackdown on critics and groups under the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 24th, 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

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