Heads of 16 Jesuit and La Salle schools, including three from the Ateneo universities in Mindanao, issued a unified statement on Friday urging President Rodrigo Duterte to veto the Anti-Terrorism Bill of House Bill 6875.
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Over 50 student councils, student publications, student and community-based youth organizations across the country signed a unity statement opposing the proposed Anti-Terror Bill being pushed by President Rodrigo Duterte.
Lawyers’ groups warned that the anti-terror bill being pushed by President Duterte in Congress will weaken democracy and Constitutional protection of people’s freedoms.
The proposed bill allows the warrantless arrest of suspected person and detention of up to 24 days while surveillance can be conducted by the police or the military for 60 to 90 days.
The Department of Education (DepEd) is rolling out preparations for the school opening on August 24, as it seeks local government units to assist in distributing printed learning materials for students with no gadgets and internet access.
Moro human rights group hold the military accountable for the reported mortar shelling during Eid’l Fitr celebration Sunday in a village in Datu Saudi Ampatuan town in Maguindanao that killed two children and injured several others.
A Lumad school teacher revealed that alleged “state-sponsored” attacks on schools continue in the course of the two-month lockdown due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
As criminal charges are set to be filed against National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Chief Debold Sinas for holding a birthday celebration that broke quarantine protocol, critics point out the police losing further credibility because of the double standard in applying the law.
Bayan Muna Partylist warns that the bounty offered by President Rodrigo Duterte for the capture or killing of New People’s Army (NPA) leaders will lead to abuses by the military and police to arrest critics and civilians.
The number of Covid-19 cases in the Philippines has breach 10,000 on Wednesday, but health officials said that the epidemic curve in the country has started to “flatten”.