Local police sorry for erroneous use of red-tagged alternative media's old anti-terrorism bill infographic

A provincial police station deleted its post about anti-terrorism after learning it came from a progressive organization accused of being a legal front of

1/25/2021 1:59:00 PM

“We apologize for the misleading information regarding the Anti-Terror Bill the other day as it was erroneously posted,' City of Batac Police station said.

A provincial police station deleted its post about anti-terrorism after learning it came from a progressive organization accused of being a legal front of

AlterMidya NetworkorPeople’s Alternative Media Network, a network of independent and progressive media outfits, institutions and individuals. It was created in March 2020 when the anti-terrorism bill, thenSenate Bill 1083is still being deliberated at the Senate.

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 Online criticisms on this prompted the local police to take down its post.The provincial police then uploaded an edited version of the infographic on Sunday. This time, they cited AlterMidya for the infographic and issued an apology for the previous error.

“We apologize for the misleading information regarding the Anti-Terror Bill the other day as it was erroneously posted,” the provincial police said.“Rest assured that this won’t happen again because our main objective is to protect everyone against misleading information. Thank you for your understanding,” it added. headtopics.com

 In the new infographic, Batac Police referred to the anti-insurgency law as a “bill” despite being signed into law in July 2020. It also took effect in the same month.RELATED:The provincial police also warned the public against supposed misleading information on the counter-terrorism law.

“Maging mulat tungkol sa kumakalat na impormasyong mapanlinlang tungkol sa Anti-Terror Bill,” the new version read.Before Batac Police deleted the post, GMA journalist Atom Araullo tweeted the infographic on Sunday.Local PNP infographic defines the following as terrorism:

– attempting to cause damage to government property– helping relief drives that aren’t “state recognized”– participating in a rally that can cause “serious risk to public safety” Read more: Interaksyon »

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PhilstarNews Except that they labeled the original post they plagiarized as 'fake news,' thus using a lie to justify their lie. 🙄 You keep apologizing, you keep making mistakes, too many wrongs. You don’t understand that with the Terror Law in place there should be no room for error. What are you amateurs?