Duterte's 'draconian' anti-terror Bill alarms activists in Philippines

MANILA (REUTERS) - Lawyers and human rights activists in the Philippines have raised the alarm over a new anti-terrorism Bill pushed by the President Rodrigo Duterte, warning of draconian and arbitrary provisions that could be abused to target his detractors.


Mr Duterte, who has drawn international criticism for his bloody war on drugs and his human rights record, is trying to expedite the passage of a law that expands the definition of terrorism and bolsters police powers of...