The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has called on President Rodrigo Duterte not to sign the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act 2020, citing its “chilling effects” on human rights and humanitarian work that has been under siege under his administration.
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With low enrolment and problems in the distance learning program in public schools, ACT Teachers Party-list France Castro challenged Education Secretary Leonor Briones to demonstrate how this can be done in poor communities all over the country.
The Lumad group Pasaka denounced another round of false reporting in local news that a third Lumad died in their UCCP Haran sanctuary and was secretly buried in the Wireless Cemetery.
The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) questioned where the loans for Covid-19 emergency have gone after President Rodrigo Duterte said the government will be looking for money to purchase gadgets intended for distance learning in the upcoming school year.
Counter-charges will be filed against police officers for the arrests of seven activists and one bystander during their protest on the Anti-Terror Bill along the University of Cebu campus last June 5.
A statement signed by 700 lawyers and law students worldwide showed the international community’s concern over the passage of the Anti-Terror Act of 2020.
Several groups called for the release of eight individuals arrested by authorities during a protest rally against the anti-terror bill (ATB) in Cebu City on Friday, June 5.
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.
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.