Day: July 23, 2020

Journalists, artists file 14th petition against terror law

Updated July 23, 9:16 p.m. By ALYSSA MAE CLARIN MANILA— Journalists, artists, and free expression advocates filed the 14th petition today, July 23, before the Supreme Court against RA 114979, or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020. Joined by almost 40 individuals from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, the groups filed a petition for Certiorari and…

Why is Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 worse than Martial Law?

Forty-four leaders of various organizations appealed to the high court to declare the law unconstitutional, for it “insidiously encroaches upon fundamental and constitutional rights, such arbitrary deprivation of the right to life, liberty and property and the non-observance of the right to due process and to presumption of innocence.”