Posts Tagged Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020

PH designates NDFP as terrorist organization

Marje Pelayo   •   July 19, 2021

MANILA, Philippines  — The Philippine government, through the Anti-terrorism Council (ATC), has declared the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) as a terrorist organization. In a resolution dated June...

Next oral argument on anti-terror act to be held via videoconferencing, Supreme Court says

Robie de Guzman   •   April 8, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday said that the next oral arguments on petitions questioning the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 will be held virtually. The SC Clerk...

SC to resume oral arguments on anti-terror act to 2 weeks after ECQ is lifted in NCR+

Robie de Guzman   •   April 5, 2021

  MANILA, Philippines — Oral arguments on petitions seeking to nullify the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 will resume two weeks after the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) is lifted in the...

SC Oral arguments on anti-terror law moved to April 6 over COVID-19 surge

Robie de Guzman   •   March 22, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The fifth session of oral arguments on petitions against the country’s new anti-terrorism law has been rescheduled to April 6 following a surge in new coronavirus disease...

Supreme Court moves oral arguments on anti-terror law to March 16

Robie de Guzman   •   March 8, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The oral arguments on petitions seeking to nullify the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 will resume on March 16, the Supreme Court (SC) announced on Monday. The oral...

Morales, Carpio, UP law profs file petition vs anti-terror law

Robie de Guzman   •   July 22, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Retired Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, and law professors at the University of the Philippines on Wednesday filed a petition before...

Anti-terror law takes effect today

Maris Federez   •   July 18, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Republic Act 11479 or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 takes effect today, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Friday (July 17), even in the absence of implementing rules...

Several senators laud signing of Anti-Terror Act despite oppositions

Robie de Guzman   •   July 3, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Several senators have lauded President Rodrigo Duterte for signing the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 despite oppositions coming from different sectors. “Much credit goes to PRRD (President Rodrigo...

Duterte signs Anti-Terrorism bill into law

Robie de Guzman   •   July 3, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law the proposed Anti-Terrorism bill, Malacañang said Friday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque confirmed that the president signed the measure on Friday,...

Lacson urges public not to believe disinformation drive, says Anti-Terror bill adheres to PH Constitution

Robie de Guzman   •   June 5, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Panfilo Lacson has urged the public not to believe the “massive disinformation campaign” being waged by critics of the Anti-Terrorism Bill as he stressed that the...


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