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Creatives Call Filipinos To

Speak Up About Anti-Terrorism

While We All Still

Can

by Erika Lagunzad, June 03, 2020 3:46pm

Photo by multiple artists

Spotlight

Creatives Call Filipinos To Speak Up About Anti-Terrorism While We All Still Can

by Erika Lagunzad, June 03, 2020 3:46pm
Photo by multiple artists
 

As if the situation in the Philippines during the pandemic isn't going to get any worse (or the world for that matter), the Government deems it fit to pass on the "Anti-Terrorism Bill". The bill, when passed to be an act, states that the nation and its forces will have to absolute power in defining what constitutes the definition of terrorism, who are to be considered terrorists, and what to do with these individuals.

This means any member of tagged organizations or anyone suspected to be a terrorist can be imprisoned. This is a clear violation of the Bill of Rights Article 3 Sec. 4 which states that "No law shall be passed abridging the freedom of speech, of expression, or of the press, or the right of the people to assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances".

Many local creatives and activists expressed their concerns on social media pages like instagram and twitter--to educate the netizens, to convey their opinion, and to call solidarity in junking the terror bill; for the spaces we can freely express ourselves may no longer be as safe should the bill be passed:

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Toni (@tonipotenciano) on

And to put things into better erspective, here's a brilliant comparison chart about global issues and how it can also relate to ours:

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Thea Torres (@theaworks) on

 You can even educate a preschooler about the bill with this art:

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by rhea angel (@ra.astra) on

Fighting for your rights shouldn't be labelled as terrorism:

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Liza Flores (@lizaflowers) on

Or in better words:

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Lily Gonzales (@lilycgonzales) on

There is also a call to junk the terrorist bill through a change.org petition (everything counts at this point)

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Soleil Ignacio (@choleil) on

We can all start bringing about change from our homes through signing petitions or to educate ourselves. Take a stand.

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by hannah's art space (@hannahsartspace) on

Let's make use of our platforms and other people's platforms--while we still can, and while it's still there. #JunkTerrorBillNow

 

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