By DEE AYROSO
Day: June 6, 2020
“The government has shifted the responsibility to parents without due consultation. Our government agencies are used to coming up with programs that are not grounded.”
Photo by ENTENG BAUTISTA
Independent artists were among those who took the streets on Thursday, June 3, 2020, to protest the looming passing of the Anti-Terror bill.
Who have been declared “communist-terrorists” by state security forces and the National Task Force to End the Local Communist Armed Conflict? Practically all sectoral organizations advocating for reforms and genuine change. They did not spread terror or cause panic among the public but called on the government to act on legitimate demands of ordinary citizens.
Farmers, indigenous peoples and teachers have been tagged as terrorists and subjected to various forms of attack since Duterte assumed office. The Anti-Terror Bill, if enacted into law, would only escalate what they describe as “state terror” and would target ordinary citizens for merely exercising their constitutional rights.