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Rights group asks DOJ to recommend veto of anti-terror bill

In a letter addressed to DOJ Secretary Menardo Guevarra, Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay said the controversial anti-terrorism bill “can potentially further constrict the democratic and civic spaces in the Philippines and can have immense impact on the rights and civil liberties of human rights defenders and citizens.”.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 16th, 2020

Karapatan urges DOJ to reject Anti-Terror Bill

Human Rights group Karapatan urges the Department of Justice (DOJ) to recommend the veto of the Anti-Terrorism Bill which it is set to review before the president decides on the bill......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsJun 18th, 2020

Duterte signs anti-terror measure into law

Amid renewed calls by human rights groups and various organizations for a presidential veto of the Anti-Terror Bill, President Duterte signed yesterday the controversial measure, six days before it would have automatically lapsed into law......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2020

CLB: Anti-Terror Bill creates ‘climate of fear, paranoia’

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Another progressive group has joined the call against the passage of the proposed Anti-Terrorism Bill, which now awaits President Duterte’s signature, calling the proposed law “patently unconstitutional and repressive of the participation rights of children.” While the ATB, which was passed in the Senate and the Lower House, is aimed at […] The post CLB: Anti-Terror Bill creates ‘climate of fear, paranoia’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 30th, 2020

UN rights chief raises anti-terror bill s chilling effect on humanitarian work

United Nations rights chief Michelle Bachelet called on President Rodrigo Duterte to veto the controversial anti-terrorism bill citing a possible “chilling effect” on humanitarian work in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 30th, 2020

Rights group slams rubber stamp House for swift passage of Anti-Terror Bill

Former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno warned lawmakers that they must first answer questions on the people’s freedoms under the controversial Anti-Terrorism Bill, but her warning came in late......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2020

CHR urged to look into the case of 2 women charged with violation of Anti-Terror Act

This Women's Month, rights group Karapatan called on the Commission on Human Rights to look into the case of pregnant Elizabeth Estilon, and Enriqueta Guelas, 62, who were arrested on Dec. 24, 2020 following a raid in barangay Lalod, Bulusan, Sorsogon and charged with violation of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 and illegal possession of firearms and explosives. The post CHR urged to look into the case of 2 women charged with violation of Anti-Terror Act appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMar 10th, 2021

‘I cringe!’: Roman hits initial removal of SOGIE in proposed anti-discrimination bill

MANILA, Philippines — Bataan Rep. Geraldine Roman did not mince words as she expressed her disappointment over the initial removal of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression (SOGIE) in the draft substitute bill of an anti-discrimination measure. During the technical working group meeting of the House committee on human rights, it was seen that […] The post ‘I cringe!’: Roman hits initial removal of SOGIE in proposed anti-discrimination bill appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 19th, 2020

SELDA: Anti-Terror Bill 'a dangerous ingredient to Duterte s recipe for dictatorship'

The Samahan ng Ex-detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Arresto (SELDA), a group of ex-political detainees mostly during the Martial Law regime, strongly denounces the railroading of the administration's so-called "Anti-Terror Bill"......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsSep 13th, 2020

Petitioners from Mindanao want anti-terror law nullified

Individuals and a group from Mindanao who has experienced rights abuses and other forms of harassment are petitioning the Supreme Court to scrap Republic Act 11479 or the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) of 2020......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2020

Group tells Duterte to repeal ATB, prioritize COVID-19 response

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — The Health Alliance for Democracy  (HEAD) – Cebu Chapter has expressed condemnation on the signing of the Anti-Terror Bill into law while it also stands in unity with other groups and individuals who are calling on the government to repeal the bill which President Duterte signed into law on Friday. In a […] The post Group tells Duterte to repeal ATB, prioritize COVID-19 response appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 4th, 2020

Multi-sector group LIPI nagbunyi sa Anti-Terror Act

IPINAGBUNYI ng multi-sector group na Liga Independencia Pilipinas (LIPI) ang pagiging ganap na batas ng Anti-Terror Bill. Naniniwala si LIPI Secretary General Jose Antonio “Ka Pep” Goitia na mapoprotektahan ng batas ang mga Pilipino at ang bansa laban sa mga terorista. Sinisigurado rin ni Goitia sa publiko na mayroong mga probisyon ang batas na mangangalaga […] The post Multi-sector group LIPI nagbunyi sa Anti-Terror Act appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 4th, 2020

UNHRC chief to Du30: Don t sign terror bill

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday called on President Rodrigo Duterte to refrain from signing the anti-terror bill, citing what she called its potential "chilling effect" on humanitarian and human rights work......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 30th, 2020

UN expert raises concerns over ‘broad, overreaching’ anti-terror bill

Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, UN special rapporteur on human rights while countering terrorism, said the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 goes “far beyond the ambit of international law and seeks to criminalize behavior and action which is in fact protected by international law.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 26th, 2020

Religious groups raise concern against anti-terror bill as 30-day deadline nears

“Worrisome are the expanded and vague definitions of a “terrorist;” the powers given to the Anti-Terror Council to designate a group as a “terrorist group;” the weakening of the protection of one’s privacy and the safeguards against arrests and detention without warrants.” The post Religious groups raise concern against anti-terror bill as 30-day deadline nears appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJun 26th, 2020

Anti-terror bill to legalize crackdown in the North

“With the fast-tracking of the bill, graver human rights violations among IPs and farmers are expected, especially for groups who are known for their valiant opposition of destructive projects like Chico River dams back in the ‘70s. For so long, Cordillera has been treated as a resource base for investments and we have been politically… The post Anti-terror bill to legalize crackdown in the North appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJun 24th, 2020

ATB sagot sa madugong ekstremismo, radikalismo

NANINIWALA ang isang multi-sectoral group na makatutulong ang pagsasabatas ng anti-terrorism bill kontra sa madugong ekstremismo at radikalismo. Iginiit ng Liga Independencia Pilipinas (LIPI), isang makabayang koalisyon na binunuo ng 48 organisasyon sa buong bansa, sa Malacanang at Kongreso ang pangangailangan ng Pilipinas ng Anti-Terror law at Human Security Act (HSA). “Sa panahong ginunita natin […] The post ATB sagot sa madugong ekstremismo, radikalismo appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2020

Opposition lawmakers won’t give anti-terror bill benefit of doubt

An independent opposition lawmaker refuted calls by Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano for critics to give the Congress-approved anti-terrorism bill the benefit of the doubt, reiterating fears that its enactment into law would open the floodgates to more human rights abuses......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2020

Nograles seeks to refine anti-terror bill

Puwesa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) party-list Rep. Jericho Nograles on Sunday said that civil rights provisions in the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 would be further expounded in the implementing rules and regulations to assure the public that the measure would not be used and abused to suppress the people’s civil liberty......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 21st, 2020

Cops take down PUP students’ 'JunkTerrorBill banner

The group said the police’s action is clearly a direct attack on people’s right to expression and assembly, which the group said, what the anti-terror bill seeks to do. By AARON MACARAEG AND REIN TARINAY Bulatlat.com MANILA — Six policemen removed and confiscated on June 20, Thursday, a banner which read, “Komunidad ng PUP, makibaka… The post Cops take down PUP students’ #JunkTerrorBill banner appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJun 20th, 2020

Trying to grasp the anti-terror bill

Proscription is the process by which the court declares an organization, association, or group of persons as committing, threatening to commit, conspiring to commit, proposing to commit or inciting to commit terrorism, and recruiting terrorists or providing material support to terrorists (Sections 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11and12, Anti-Terrorism Bill); or those organized for purposes of engaging in terrorism......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 19th, 2020