Filipino artists flood Twitter with #JunkTerrorBill as nation inches closer to passing Anti-Terrorism Bill

The Philippines edges closer to passing the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, but local Filipinos refuse to let it pass without a fight.

The act, also known as Senate Bill 1083, claims to strengthen the country through stricter laws and is fast tracked to being approved in the country’s Senate.

But Filipinos are criticizing the bill and are calling for revisions to be made through the hashtags #JunkTerrorBill and #JunkTerrorBillNow on social media.

While many are sharing petitions and emailing their concerns to local senators, Filipino artists are criticizing the bill’s amendments through art.

Here’s what they have to say.

This is not the first time artists in the Southeast Asian nation have produce inspiring messages through their works.

Previously, #OustDuterte was trending as the Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to shoot poorer families during the coronavirus pandemic.

More recently, the community also supported the country’s largest TV network ABS-CBN through the hashtags #NoToABSCBNShutDown and #DefendPressFreedom.

But it remains to be seen what will happen next.

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