Kabataan Party-list (KP) Rep. Sarah Elago, is the lone Filipino to be named one of the outstanding young politicians from across the world this 2020.
The House of Representatives’ Committee on Franchises may have rejected the renewal of the franchise of media broadcasting giant ABS-CBN, but 75% of Filipinos said they supported its renewal.
The findings of the House of Representatives’ Technical Working Group (TWG) are contrary to the evidence presented during the series of hearings that tackled the franchise renewal of television network ABS-CBN, a lawmaker from Northern Mindanao said.
Petitions against the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 have grown in numbers and now totals seven since it was approved into law.
One of the country’s entertainment and media giants will remain off-air after members of the House of Representatives’ panel rejected its bid for franchise renewal.
Various groups in Northern Mindanao expressed strong opposition to the Anti-Terrorism Act 2020 which they said will trample human rights as the country grapples on the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
After the signing of the anti-terrorism law, the battle shifts to the High Court as different groups started filing petitions questioning the legality of the contentious law.
Indigenous Peoples and Moro groups denounced the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 which they fear would put them into more danger as experienced in the past.
Local and international groups raised the alarm as the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 was signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday, July 3.
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.