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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: bulatlat bulatlatJun 26th, 2020

Lawyer who petitioned against Anti-Terror Act stabbed with screwdriver

A human rights lawyer who is among the co-counsel of a petition to the Supreme Court against the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 was stabbed in the head on Wednesday March 3, prompting colleagues to raise concern......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

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

Advocacy groups, lawyers file 10th petition vs. anti-terror law

Leaders of various progressive groups led by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan), religious and civil libertarians, and members of the academe filed the 10th petition against the anti-terror law (ATL) on Sunday, July 19......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsJul 19th, 2020

Pres. Duterte signs Anti-Terror Bill into law

CALOOCAN CITY, July 4 (PIA) -- Strengthening the Philippines' fight against terror groups, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Friday signed into law the Anti-Terrorism Bill of 2020, his spokesperson.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 4th, 2020

Group tells Duterte to repeal ATB, prioritize COVID-19 response

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — The Health Alliance for Democracy  (HEAD) – Cebu Chapter has expressed condemnation on the signing of the Anti-Terror Bill into law while it also stands in unity with other groups and individuals who are calling on the government to repeal the bill which President Duterte signed into law on Friday. In a […] The post Group tells Duterte to repeal ATB, prioritize COVID-19 response appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 4th, 2020

Duterte signs anti-terror measure into law

Amid renewed calls by human rights groups and various organizations for a presidential veto of the Anti-Terror Bill, President Duterte signed yesterday the controversial measure, six days before it would have automatically lapsed into law......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2020

Anti-terror bill untouched on Duterte s desk as automatic enactment nears

The fate of controversial anti-terror bill remains unknown as President Duterte comes under increasing pressure from the public to junk the measure for fears of abuse......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 1st, 2020

UN expert expresses concern on anti-terror bill

"The advancement of broad, vague and overly abrasive definition and legislation relating to terrorism can have the opposite of the intended effect which is that by silencing voices, by cracking down on civil society, by weakening the due process and protections offered by the criminal justice system that doesn’t strengthen the States by rather weakening the due process protections offered by the criminal justice system -- that doesn’t strengthen the States but rather weakens it in the long run.” The post UN expert expresses concern on anti-terror bill appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJun 27th, 2020

Anti-terror bill to legalize crackdown in the North

“With the fast-tracking of the bill, graver human rights violations among IPs and farmers are expected, especially for groups who are known for their valiant opposition of destructive projects like Chico River dams back in the ‘70s. For so long, Cordillera has been treated as a resource base for investments and we have been politically… The post Anti-terror bill to legalize crackdown in the North appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJun 24th, 2020

Anti-terror bill threatens hard won freedoms – bishop

Members of the religious community are among those who have opposed and joined the growing clamor to stop the signing into law the controversial anti-terror bill, saying this will threaten the people’s “hard won freedoms.” The post Anti-terror bill threatens hard won freedoms – bishop appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJun 15th, 2020

Protest groups hold grand ‘mañanita’

Despite warnings from authorities, various groups pushed through yesterday with their Independence Day protest actions – chiefly against the Anti-Terror Bill – but carefully observing physical distancing......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 12th, 2020

Critics can question anti-terror bill before court — Palace

Groups opposed to the Anti-Terrorism Bill are free to question it before the court even after it is signed into law, Malacañang said Thursday, as calls mount for President Rodrigo Duterte to veto the measure due to fears that it may lead to abuses......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 11th, 2020

& lsquo;Anti-terror bill to cut Reds& rsquo; funding& rsquo;

The proposed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 will allow the government to cut sources of financial and logistical support for communist terrorist groups, Philippine Army commander, Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay said Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 10th, 2020

Congress submits anti-terror bill to Duterte

The new anti-terrorism bill is now ready for President Duterte’s signature, as Congress yesterday transmitted to Malacañang copies of the controversial measure that various groups and sectors are opposing......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 10th, 2020

59 Muslim groups tutol sa anti-terror bill

NAGSAMA-SAMA ang Anak Mindanao partylist at 58 iba pang civil society groups upang tutulan ang anti-terrorism bill na ipinasa ng Kongreso kamakailan. Nagpahayag ng pangamba ang Anak Mindanao (AMIN) na dumami ng mga insidente ng “Islamophobia” sa bansa kapag naisabatas ang panukala. “Kahit makasalubong ka lang sa kalye ng isang pulis, maaari ka na niyang […] The post 59 Muslim groups tutol sa anti-terror bill appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2020

Businesses junk anti-terror bill

Business groups on Friday slammed the approval of House Bill 6875 by the House of Representatives and a similar bill approved by the Senate in February 2020 against terrorism......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 6th, 2020

'ReleaseCebu7: Groups condemn arrest of protesters in Cebu

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Netizens and several militant groups nationwide condemned the arrest of seven activists who staged a protest-rally against the Anti-Terror Bill (ATB) in front of a state university here on Friday, June 5, 2020. Read: Police arrest protesters in Cebu City for violating GCQ guidelines The hashtag #ReleaseCebu7 trended on Philippine Twitter […] The post #ReleaseCebu7: Groups condemn arrest of protesters in Cebu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2020

‘Anti-terror bill to transform PH into a police state’ — groups

“The legislation can be used to violate people rights in the same way the Bayanihan Act was used for mass arrests of ECQ [enhanced community quarantine] violators. Only the anti-terror law is 100x worse.” The post ‘Anti-terror bill to transform PH into a police state’ — groups appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 31st, 2020

Comprehensive anti-discrimination bill clears House panel

The House human rights committee approved a bill that would ban discrimination based on a wide range of factors including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity, race, and religious belief......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 20th, 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