Philippine anti-terrorism law

[PODCAST] Law of Duterte Land: Captain Ri and all the president’s men

[PODCAST] Law of Duterte Land: Captain Ri and all the president’s men
What is the balance between personal freedoms and national security?

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the anti-terror law for 9 grueling sessions, which ended with a show cause order to a counsel-petitioner to explain why he should not be cited in contempt over his tweets.

This is a recap of all 9 sessions – and how Captain Ri, a fictional character inspired by the hit Korean drama Crash Landing on You, embodied the fundamental issue of the law. What is the balance between personal freedoms and national security?

For the petitioners, what is unconstitutional is unconstitutional. They point to the most contentious clauses of the law, all of which have to do with supposedly turning over judicial functions and giving it to the executive anti-terror council, or all the president’s men.

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