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Anti-terrorism bill may trample Philippine democracy

Critics of the proposed anti-terrorism law claim that it will cause the "further shrinking of democratic space" and "weaken public discourse"

Philippine church leaders join condemnation of anti-terror bill

Church leaders said while the fight against terrorism is necessary, respect for human rights must be of 'paramount consideration'

AMRSP Statement on the Anti-Terrorism Bill and the Reopening of Churches

The religious group expresses deep concern over "troubling developments ... even as the pandemic continues to wreak havoc to our lives'

Philippines’ new anti-terror law Duterte’s shield from accountability

The Philippine government insists it needs a new law to defeat terrorism and the 50-year old communist insurgency

Philippine church groups warn against proposed anti-terror law

The proposed law allows surveillance activities such as tracking down individuals or organizations supposedly engaged in terrorism

Philippines suspends abrogation of military treaty with America

President Rodrigo Dutert ordered the suspension of the agreement this week "in light of political and other developments in the region"

Church leaders wary of Charter change initiative amid pandemic

Catholic church leaders said the move to change the 1987 Constitution to effect the shift to a federal system needs to be studied very carefully

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