MANILA, Philippines — Members of the academe have joined the call for the Supreme Court to nullify Republic Act 11479 or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 (ATA).
In their 77-page petition, teachers, professors from various universities, and members of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) have cited numerous instances where educators have been “red-tagged,” subjected to surveillance operation, harassed, and arrested without a warrant.
This, they said, happened even without the controversial anti-terror measure.
“Teachers and education sector workers have reason to worry much about the impact of the Anti-Terrorism Law on academic freedom, free speech, free expression, and right…
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