LIST: #JunkTerrorBill activities, protests

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LIST: #JunkTerrorBill activities, protests

(UPDATED) Here's a list of indignation rallies and other activities hosted by various groups and organizations, following the House’s passage of the draconian anti-terrorism bill

PROTEST. Militant groups march from Philcoa to the UP Quezon Hall in Quezon City on June 3, 2020, to protest against the passing of HB 6875 also known as the Anti-Terrorism Bill. The bill was certified urgent by President Duterte passed Congress on 2nd reading and will soon be sent to the Senate for final reading before becomming a law. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – On Wednesday, June 3, the House of Representatives approved House Bill No. 6875 or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 on third and final reading. 

A total of 173 lawmakers voted in favor of the bill, while 31 others opposed it. Some 29 lawmakers abstained. 

The passage of the bill sparked outrage among human rights groups and concerned citizens who noted that this will institutionalize Duterte’s abuse of power. These groups called on concerned Filipinos to take their outrage to the streets and show their opposition to the bill. (READ: ‘Draconian’ anti-terror bill, feared to be used vs gov’t critics, hurdles Congress)

Here’s a list of protests and activities you can join to express your dissent to the anti-terror bill:

Kadamay, Kabataan Partylist, Movement Against Tyranny

Several progressive organizations will protest against the passage of the anti-terror bill on June 4, from  2 pm to 4 pm, along UP Diliman University Avenue.

Akbayan Youth

At 10 am on June 4,  Akbayan Youth will hold an online protest to show the youth’s unity against the anti-terror bill.



Student Christian Movement of the Philippines

The Student Christian Movement of the Philippines (SCMP) will hold a virtual indignation rally through a “social media kalampag” and online candle lighting.

College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP) Cebu

 The CEGP-Cebu will hold a Black Friday protest at 10 am on Friday, June 5, at the University of the Philippines Cebu. The group is encouraging those who will attend the rally to wear black shirts.




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