Church-led network of 250 groups joins call for terror law repeal

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The Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. said instead of passing legislation relevant to the fight against COVID-19, the government instead gave priority to enacting the terror law. | JiggerJerusalem

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“As we call for systematic, efficient, and humane solutions in this time of crisis, the nation was instead ‘gifted’ with this despicable law,” said Yolanda Esguerra, PMPI national coordinator.

The group said it feared the new anti-terrorism law would subvert people’s fundamental rights and liberties, paving the way for a situation much worse than martial law during the rule of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. “It will be like the Damocles sword hanging above us, ready to fall and chop-off our heads,” the statement said.

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