Filipino musicians call on fans to help #JunkTerrorBill

Filipino musicians call on fans to help #JunkTerrorBill

"Activism is not terrorism."

Filipino musicians have been using their platforms to voice out their thoughts and encourage fans to sign the petition to #JunkTerrorBill. The proposed Anti-Terror Act of 2020, which has just been certified as urgent by President Duterte on Monday (06/01), heightens the measures of the current Human Security Act to support the Philippines' criminal justice response to terrorism, according to the Philippine News Agency.

Filipinos took to social media to express their thoughts on the bill, making #JunkTerrorBill a trending topic on Twitter Philippines, as they spread awareness worldwide. 

The bill states that any person who shall threaten to commit terrorism shall receive a penalty of 12 years in prison. The same goes for anyone who proposes said acts and incites others, and any person who voluntarily and knowingly join any organization, association, or group that may be seen as terrorism. The vagueness of the bill may also restrict citizens from calling out corruption, silencing the voices of the people the government signed to protect.

Check out the tweets by musicians who want to put a stop to the Anti-Terror Bill below.

Kakie

Unique 

Coeli

BP Valenzuela

Kiana

IV of Spades' Zild Benitez

Ben&Ben's Paolo Benjamin

Ben&Ben

Brickcity

Ysanygo

Jess Connelly

The Itchyworms' Chino Singson

Imelda

Reneé Dominique

Leanne & Naara

She's Only Sixteen's Roberto Seña

Bea Lorenzo

Reese Lansangan

The Ransom Collective, Shanne Dandan,  DevicesGrrl Cloud, and Oh, Flamingo! have also called on their fans to sign the petition.

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