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'An important issue, though less discussed in online debates, is the anti-terror bill’s implication on people’s access to humanitarian support'
The Filipino youth will bear the brunt of the anti-terror bill's long-lasting effects
'[C]ertain academics have recently argued that the legalization of armed movements in the country...would result in the end of their armed struggle. The academics’ arguments stand on shaky ground.'
'The timing, in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, is telling'
Paano maaapektuhan ng anti-terror bill ang ordinaryong mamamayan?
The Commission on Human Rights says the bill's broad definition of terrorism is an 'overreach' that could harm Filipinos in the long run
Rappler talks to Senator Risa Hontiveros, lead author of the SOGIE equality bill at the Senate, on how she plans to fight misinformation on the measure
Amid heated discussions on the SOGIE equality bill, a group of LGBTQ+ advocates and allies explore the power of empathy through proactive education
The arrest of transgender woman Gretchen Custodio Diez triggers public outcry and pressures lawmakers to pursue the anti-discrimination bill
Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party unveils a bill offering same-sex couples 'permanent unions' as well as limited adoption rights, despite stiff opposition from conservatives
The 1987 Constitution of the Philippines also prohibits the passing of any retroactive law
Proponents of state surveillance argue that monitoring individuals is necessary in the interest of 'national security'. But who defines what 'national security' is? To what extent is state surveillance legal?
'It is so unfair and unjust. Marcosian ito, at bumabalik na tayo,' says human rights lawyer Edre Olalia
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The Constitution remains in effect even in times of emergency such as during martial law This means that rights during arrest or detention remain in place
Martial law is meant to give the military control over its coverage area when the civilian government could no longer function
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Senators say a law is needed to institutionalize the rights of airline passengers to penalize violators
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Did you know that among all motorists motorcycle riders suffer the most harassment from traffic authorities?
The Civil Aeronautics Board for its part is looking to fix a minimum compensation for any passenger who is denied boarding due to overbooking
A contingency plan should have be in place during peak seasons like Christmas and New Year to ensure passenger welfare Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya says
Most politicians who push for the right of reply are afraid that the proposed bill will be used against them by the media according to the bill s authors
It s World Food Day Did you know the Philippines has a pending Zero Hunger bill ?
Tim Berners Lee a computer scientist who invented the web 25 years ago calls for a bill of rights that will guarantee the independence of the internet and ensure users privacy
I hope that NAIA implements policies to keep travelers’ luggage safe or impose harsh punishments for those caught stealing But at the same time I know they won’t do a thing about it
A senior citizen who fainted at the airport sues Zest Airways and the Manila International Airport Authority in the hope that other air travellers who have suffered will follow suit
The transportation department will start its road safety campaign as it anticipates higher volume of passengers for the upcoming elections and the halloween weekend
There are too many disturbing reports of taxi drivers and operators who take advantage of their passengers Santiago says
A French court orders Air France to pay a 10 000 euro fine and damages for ordering a pro Palestinian activist off a flight to Tel Aviv
The amended petition came weeks before the SC holds its oral arguments on the Cybercrime law which increases the penalty for libel
As an airline passenger these are the key things you need to know
This aims to protect travelers from what are perceived to be abusive practices by local and domestic airlines including overbooking rebooking ticket refunds cancelled and delayed flights lost luggage and misleading advertisements on fares
The final draft of the bill released by the Department of Transportation and Communications now also covers foreign carriers not just local ones
The FOI bill may not reach the plenary as quickly as expected the Right to Know Right Now Coalition says
The bill of rights is meant to address numerous passenger complaints stemming from decades long airline practices
Deputy Speaker Lorenzo Erin Tañada III says he expects more lawmakers to support the bill
Transportation Secretary Manuel Roxas says the official bill of rights under a joint administrative order with CAB and DTI will be out by August their previously announced target
Transportation Secretary Mar Roxas says the bill will balance the interests of all stakeholders in the aviation industry
A draft administrative order allows carriers to overbook but will require them to offer amenities and services to compensate bumped off passengers
Actress Claudine Barretto s baggage issue which led to the headline grabbing airport brawl weeks ago is one of the growing complaints among passengers of local airlines