Can SC magistrates ‘seek the right balance’? A second look at the highlights of the oral arguments on the PH terror law

By JONAS ALPASAN Bulatlat.com MANILA – All eyes are now on the Supreme Court, following the culmination of the oral arguments on the controversial Philippine terror law on Monday, May 17. Petitioners and respondents now prepare to submit their respective memoranda before it makes its historic decision. On Monday, former Chief Justice Reynato Puno, who… Continue reading Can SC magistrates ‘seek the right balance’? A second look at the highlights of the oral arguments on the PH terror law

Anti-Terror Council’s ‘undue delegation of power’ questioned

Progressives hold protest action outside the Supreme Court last Feb. 2, 2021 (Photo by Carlo Manalansan / Bulatlat) Justice Edgardo Delos Santos questioned the “undue delegation of power” provided to the council, saying that the law is silent on how it will arrive at the conclusion in designating persons or groups as terrorists. By JONAS… Continue reading Anti-Terror Council’s ‘undue delegation of power’ questioned

Rights lawyer slams Calida’s red-tagging, calls it ‘a deadly offense’

FILE PHOTO. Progressives reiterate their demand for the scrapping of Terror Law. (Photo by Carlo Manalansan / Bulatlat) By JONAS ALPASAN Bulatlat.com MANILA – Human rights lawyer Neri Colmenares assailed Solicitor General Jose Calida for red tagging him and other progressive legislators during the online oral arguments on the Anti-Terror Law, April 27. Calida mentioned… Continue reading Rights lawyer slams Calida’s red-tagging, calls it ‘a deadly offense’