The new Anti-Terrorism Act, which takes effect tomorrow, July 19, is being challenged before the Supreme Court by eight petitions so far filed by different groups. It should open an interesting debate, involving not just the activists and the political commentators but more so the general public which has often suffered the disastrous consequences of…
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ALAB ANALYSIS: Anti-Terrorism Act
Sa niraratsadang amendments sa Anti-Terrorism Act, kahit sino ang pwedeng arestuhin, sundan, at tiktikan kung mapaghinalaan kang terorista. Alamin natin kung bakit mapanganib ito para sa ordinaryong mamamayan kasama si Inday Espina-Varona sa episode na ito ng Alab Analysis.
‘Human Security Act amendments, a threat to freedom of expression’
The NUJP said that while it was important to secure the country and the people from the threats of terrorism, the bill would only do more harm than good by pushing the people to surrender their rights and liberties as citizens of a democratic country.
Groups caution against railroading of repressive bills
If these policies are enacted, Elago said, it would “only legitimize the systemic attacks the state has undertaken against those critical of its administration.”
Proposed amendments to Human Security Act and Duterte’s state terror
“The proposal will take away your life, liberty and property without giving you a fighting chance to defend yourself.”
Espino wants warrantless arrest, reclusion perpetua for members of ‘terror’ groups
If this proposed law was passed, the government can start making warrantless arrest and detention 15 days after publication.
‘Unwilling to talk peace’| Duterte threatens CPP with terrorist tag, ‘legal fronts’ with conspiracy
The Duterte administration intends to use, for the first time, the anti-terror law of the Philippines, the Human Security Act.
Repeal, not amend anti-terror law, rights groups tell Aquino
By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Reacting to President Benigno S. Aquino III’s proposal to amend the Human Security Act of 2007 , human rights groups told Aquino the law should instead be repealed. During the recent Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (Ledac) meeting, the Aquino administration cited amendments to the country’s anti-terror law as…
SC Decision on HSA, President Noynoy’s Coma-like Stance on Killings will Heighten Rights Violations, Impunity (PR)
NEWS RELEASE 11 October 2010 GABRIELA Women’s Partylist Representative Luz Ilagan today deplored the Supreme Court decision dismissing the petition to declare the Human Security Act as unconstitutional. “The Supreme Court decision could open a period of unprecedented terror under President Noynoy Aquino’s administration, no different from the Martial Law era that incarcerated and repressed…
The Human Security Act and Philippine Journalism
With the HSA, the government has redefined, even if unintentionally, the tenet of objectivity in journalism. The powers-that-be have created a condition in the mass media that discourages an exhaustive research on issues and concerns by limiting the sources of information to those who are not in the terrorist list. BY DANILO ARAÑA ARAO Philippine…
Health Rally Dispersed; Doctor Manhandled, Nabbed
While staging a lightning rally at the foot of the Chino Roces Bridge, also known as the Mendiola Bridge last Sept 26, doctors and other health workers led by Health Action for Human Rights (HAHR) were violently dispersed by police, who also arrested one of the group’s leaders. BY PHILIP PARAAN HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Contributed…