All Access

LOOK: Groups Organized Demonstrations At UP To Voice Out Concerns Against Anti-Terror Bill

Many expressed concerns against the possibility of the bill being used to suppress any criticism made against the government.
IMAGE Courtesy of Arkel Mendoza

On Thursday, June 4, 2020, various groups organized protests against the Anti-Terrorism Bill at the University of the Philippines – Diliman campus.

The protests were held to express concerns against the possibility of the bill being used to suppress any criticism made against the government, especially since the country is still grappling with the threat of COVID-19.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Many are alarmed about the recent actions being made against those who are vocal about their discontent towards the administration, like the ABS-CBN shutdown that made headlines worldwide and the detainment of a public school teacher who tweeted about offering a P50-million bounty against President Rodrigo Duterte.

CONTINUE READING BELOW
Recommended Videos

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Various groups took to the streets of UP Diliman to call for the Congress to revoke the bill. As per Inquirer, groups who organized the demonstrations stated that they took the necessary measures like wearing face masks and practicing social distancing to make sure health protocols are followed. 

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

After Duterte deemed the bill as “urgent,” the House of Representatives approved on its third and final reading the House Bill No. 6875, also known as the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020. According to the official report from the Philippine News Agency, the bill received 173 votes in favor of passing it, 31 votes against it, while 29 lawmakers chose to abstain. To formally become a law, the bill now only needs the signature of the president.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
your REACTION
CUTE

0

HEART

0

OMG

0

YAY

0

/////////////////////////////
COMMENTS. JOIN THE DISCUSSION BELOW!
Comments
About the author
Candymag.com
VIEW OTHER ARTICLES FROM Candymag.com

Create your content

Photo
Video
SoundCloud
Hi, you!
Title
Body Text
*1st 15 seconds will be uploaded
*File size limit (up to 60MB)
*File size limit (up to 60MB)
or
Upload Video
*For the direct video upload option, only the first 15 seconds of the video will be uploaded
*File size limit (up to 60MB)

By submitting your post, you agree to Candymag's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Thank you for submitting your post.
You will be notified via email once your entry has been approved by the Candy team.

Submitted posts will be subject to the approval of the Candy Team.

A few reminders:

  1. Candy Bulletin is an online platform where users can upload original work, personal passion projects, and other forms of self-expression, for the purpose of sharing with the community.
  2. You can upload photos of your curated OOTDs, 15-second videos, essays, poems, and more, as long as the submitted work is original, follows copyright laws, and free of any nudity, pornography, or profanity.
  3. You are encouraged to comment on one another's posts, as long as everyone remains respectful.
Submit Another Post View More Posts
latest on CandyMag.com
 
x
Share
 
x
Share
 
x
Share
 
x
Share
Kris Aquino kind of confirmed that she will be reprising her role as Princess Intan!
 
x
Share
 
x
Share
Now, he's one of the most sought-after photographers in the local creative scene.
LOAD MORE ARTICLES
your REACTION
Pick a sticker to view stories by reaction!
/////////////////////////////
CONNECT WITH US