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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III’s proposal to amend the Human Security Act of 2007 , human rights groups told Aquino the law should instead be repealed.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…

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…

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…

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…

With the Human Security Act, the police and the military are in almost the same situation as they were during the early days of martial law, when they didn’t quite know what they could or couldn’t do– but did learn fast enough. BY LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point/Business World Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VII, No.…

Is the HSA really necessary in curbing what it defines as “terrorism”? A lawyer who represented petitioners against the said law before the High Tribunal views the HSA as not only unnecessary but also dangerous. BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 27, August 12-18, 2007 Is the Human Security Act…

How are we to believe de facto president Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo when she proclaims that the new anti-terrorism bill, euphemistically named the Human Security Act, will be used against supposed bombers and not protesters? On the contrary, such fascist legislation will certainly give further license to the Arroyo regime-sanctioned death squads responsible for the political…