Year: 2020

Constitutionality of ‘fake news’ provision can be challenged — lawyer

  “This (fake news provision) is very broad, and vague. At first glance, this provision is unconstitutional since it directly affects our freedom of expression.” By ALYSSA MAE CLARIN Bulatlat.com MANILA– Amid reports of ‘fake news’ investigation by authorities, a human rights lawyer said the constitutionality of the provision penalizing ‘fake news’ in Republic Act…

#SetThemFree | Groups support campaign to release prisoners amid COVID-19 pandemic

“This is a time for saving lives through much-needed grace and ingenuity. An undeniable threat of catastrophe hovers over jails, filled far beyond capacity in the Philippines. Decongesting facilities will help secure the lives of detainees and jail personnel.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Following the recent call of United Nations High…

Rights groups push for release of sick, elderly political detainees

“Extreme congestion plus the lack of adequate nutrition, medical facilities, running water and even soap provide a perfect incubator for an epidemic in the entire four-storey building and prison compound,” Kapatid said. By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Human rights alliance Karapatan appealed for the mass decongestion of prisons in the Philippines following…