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US lawmakers seek end to Philippine military aid

TWENTY-FIVE United States lawmakers have filed a bill that seeks to suspend police and military financial assistance to the Philippines as human rights violations are expected to worsen under the Southeast Asian nation’s expanded anti-terror law.

Two more groups ask SC to stop anti-terror law’s enforcement

TWO MORE lawsuits have been filed at the Supreme Court (SC) questioning the legality of an expanded law against terror.

Court orders gov’t to answer anti-terror lawsuit

THE SUPREME COURT has given the government 10 days to comment on four lawsuits seeking to stop it from enforcing an expanded law against terrorism that critics said allows the state to stifle dissent.

Duterte faces 4 suits aiming to void expanded anti-terror law

LAWYERS’ groups and opposition lawmakers asked the Supreme Court on Monday to stop the government of President Rodrigo R. Duterte from enforcing a law expanding anti-terror crimes, saying the measure arms the state to stifle dissent and violate human rights.

Lawmakers critical of Duterte join calls versus anti-terror law

OPPOSITION LAWMAKERS on Sunday joined the dissent against a stronger anti-terror measure that President Rodrigo R. Duterte enacted last week, saying it arms the government to violate human rights and stifle dissent.

House approves changes to anti-terror law

THE House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on third and final reading a bill that seeks to expand the coverage of terror acts and allow the military to intercept private communications of suspects under surveillance.

Anti-terror law amendments a priority: Sotto

THE Senate will prioritize a bill that seeks to boost the country’s anti-terror efforts when sessions resume on Jan. 20, Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III said.