Philippine Senator Risa Hontiveros speaks about the anti-terror bill to Filipino American activists

PHILIPPINES — International attention is on the Philippines, as lawmakers approved the controversial anti-terrorism bill on June 4, despite criticism and growing opposition from other lawmakers.

President Duterte is expected to sign it into law anytime now.

Human rights advocates are concerned the bill will violate people’s fundamental rights.

Fil-Am activists expressed their concerns in a virtual town hall with Philippine Senator, Risa Hontiveros, one of two senators who voted against the bill.

Hontiveros said that the bill was rushed for approval even amid the pandemic.

Don Tagala tells us more.

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