Two lawmakers from Northern Mindanao have joined the call against the anti-terror bill (ATB) which was passed on third and final reading at the House of Representatives.
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.
A group of Christian church leaders has appealed to President Rodrigo Duterte to veto the anti-terror bill (ATB) as it will not serve to end the country’s conflicts.
Seven activists were arrested by police authorities after dispersing a peaceful protest action against the Anti-Terror Bill on Friday morning, June 5, in Cebu City.
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.
Mindanao lawmakers were among the minority in the House of Representatives that voted against the Anti-Terror Act 2020 or House Bill 6875 during their plenary last Wednesday.
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.
The death of urban poor activist leader Carlito Badion comes a day after Congress pushed for the Anti-Terror Bill to the plenary on May 30, as progressive lawmakers warned his killing is a prelude to how the bill will target critics and activists.
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.