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.
Students, activists, and progressive groups hold an indignation rally on Thursday, June 4 at UP Diliman, Quezon City following the Lower House’s approval of the anti-terror bill on third reading. Protesters wanted the bill junked as they feared it will be used as a weapon against critics of the Duterte administration if passed into law. (Maro B. Enriquez/davaotoday.com)
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.