The Manila Times
30 July 2020
Petitions against the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 have been piling up at the Supreme Court.
Earlier, many of the petitioners and other like-minded people have been engaged in vigorous discussions in various fora, on social media and even in a few protests to air their fears and concerns. These activities offer evidence that free speech and democracy is alive and well in the Philippines.
While we respect the right of all people to form an opinion on the anti-terror law, we cannot help but notice that the arguments against that controversial legislation seem incongruent with what it actually says. In some cases, the arguments are illogical.
This piece was originally published in Manila Times on 26 July 2020.
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