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The Philippines' Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020: Five things to know

Legislation already on Duterte's desk would give the president dramatic powers

Protesters call on Philippine legislators to scrap an anti-terror bill that human rights activists fear will be used to suppress free speech and harass opponents of President Rodrigo Duterte. The rally was held June 4 in Quezon City.   © Reuters

MANILA -- Days after being marked "urgent" by President Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines' House of Representatives last week approved the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, adopting the Senate's version, which was passed in February.

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