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Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno says that some provisions of the controversial anti-terrorism bill, certified as urgent by President Rodrigo Duterte, were unconstitutional, insisting that the decision to designate individuals or groups as terrorists should be left to courts.

The proposed anti-terrorism bill pending in the House of Representatives may soon be cemented as a law after President Rodrigo Duterte certified the measure as urgent, according to Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Tuesday.

Thousands of children in the Philippines have suffered lasting physical, emotional, and economic harm from President Rodrigo Duterte’s abusive “war on drugs.” The government should stop this violence that is upending children’s lives. @hrw  report:

Some celebrities are joining the call to junk the government’s proposal to toughen up its anti-terrorism policies, a move that was recently deemed as “urgent” by President Rodrigo Duterte. | @IBiongINQ 

The notice to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement came as President Rodrigo Duterte was warming up to China while distancing himself from the United States, the Philippines’ former colonial ruler

RELATED STORY. Human rights lawyers are up in arms against the anti-terror bill which President Rodrigo Duterte certified as urgent.

President Rodrigo Duterte will be working from Davao City in the next few days. Read:

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President Rodrigo Duterte will be working from Davao City in the next few days. | @JMAurelioINQ 

President Rodrigo Duterte has certified a measure seen to toughen up the government’s anti-terrorism policies. Read:

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@liannami  The main point of his petition is that President Rodrigo Duterte's proclamations that put areas under different kinds of lockdown did not carry legislative authority. Petition also argued the quarantine measures violated Bill of Rights. | via @liannami 

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Thousands of children in the Philippines have suffered lasting physical, emotional, and economic harm from President Rodrigo Duterte’s abusive “war on drugs.” The government should stop this violence that is upending children’s lives. New report:

To our president, President Rodrigo Duterte, there are so many opinions after each time you speak, but I choose to look over all that’s said and simply follow what I know my God wants me to do; and that is to keep you covered in prayer. God bless you sir...God bless us all🙏🏼 PH 🙏🏼

Classes will remain suspended in the country until a vaccine against COVID-19 is made available, President Rodrigo Duterte has said.

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Lawyer Christian Monsod, one of the 1987 Constitution’s framers has reminded law enforcers that arresting a cyber-libel suspect for allegedly maligning President Rodrigo Duterte, without a formal complaint, is both illegal and unconstitutional. READ:

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JUST IN: President Rodrigo Duterte ends his address without officially announcing post May 15 approved recommendations. | @JMAurelioINQ 

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A leading media network in the Philippines was forced off the air on Tuesday. It's the first major broadcaster to have met such a fate during the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, which is cracking down on news outlets.

Taiwan has rejected the Philippine DOLE’s moves to deport an overseas Filipino worker over social media posts critical of President Rodrigo Duterte, saying the Philippines must first consult with Taiwan before taking any drastic action. READ:

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Twitter has suspended hundreds of accounts which defended President Rodrigo Duterte's response to the spread of COVID-19 and its effects on the country's economy, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.

The bill that would give President Rodrigo Duterte special powers to deal with the #coronavirus  outbreak is now up for his signature. Here are the powers as listed in the proposed Bayanihan to Heal as One Act. #COVID19PH  READ:

The Philippine government moved to end the franchise of the country’s leading broadcast network, the latest push by President Rodrigo Duterte against media outlets that have been critical of his leadership

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