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President Duterte has until July 9 to act on the bill, which has been opposed by human rights groups, before it lapses into law
Environmental defenders are wary that the proposed law would target activists who protest against 'destructive projects'
A network of church workers and rights advocates announced that they will join demonstrations against the proposed anti-terror law on June 12
The proposed law allows the government to wiretap suspects, arrest them without warrants and detain them for 14 days, among other provisions
The Diocesan Commission on Social Action, Justice and Peace said the passage of the bill is tantamount to committing the 'Sin of Omission'
Catholic educators decry several provisions of the proposed law that they said are in conflict with Catholic tenets of justice
Catholic and Protestant church groups warn of the possible negative impact on the public of the Philippines' proposed anti-terrorism law
Critics of the proposed anti-terrorism law claim that it will cause the "further shrinking of democratic space" and "weaken public discourse"
Church leaders said while the fight against terrorism is necessary, respect for human rights must be of 'paramount consideration'