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The bishops slammed what they described as “concocted allegations” against the missionaries
The NTC “directed” internet service providers to block websites found to be "affiliated to and are supporting terrorists"
In a statement, Peter Murphy, ICHRP chairperson, said the anti-terrorism task force and the anti-terrorism law “are tools of state terrorism"
The NCCP said it is "deeply concerned that the terror law will be instrumental to the continued attacks against human rights and dignity"
“The death-dealers will have a heyday weaponizing this law to red tag, harass and even imprison and kill human rights defenders” - TFD
Human rights groups said they hope that "in good time" the law "will be struck down or amended, if not repealed altogether”
The groups lambasted what they described as “draconian laws and programs” of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte
The Supreme Court affirmed the legality of the law but struck out two provisions for being violative of freedom of expression, among others
The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform said the designation “tragically closes the door to a peaceful resolution of the (armed) conflict”
The two Aetas were the first to be charged for violating Republic Act 11479 or the country’s Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020