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may10.2014 bBill revokes ‘No Permit No Rally’ policy of government

may10.2014 bBill revokes ‘No Permit No Rally’ policy of government

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Bill revokes ‘No Permit No Rally’ policy of government
 
Lawmakers have moved to thrash out the No Permit No Rally policy of the government by filing a bill that abolishes
 Batas Pambansa Blg 
. 880, which reuires  people to secure written permit from authorities before they could peaceably assemble in a  public place.!ouse "ill #$$8, to be known as %he &reedom of '(pression )ct of *0+#, strengthens the right of the people to free e(pression, peaceably assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances, said "ayan una Reps. Neri -olmenares and -arlos sagani /arate. ore often than not,1 -olmenares said, authorities invoke the 2No Permit, No Rally3 rule to 4ustify the dispersal of rallies.1%he arcos5period
 Batas Pambansa Bilang 
 880 has been the convenient e(cuse for state forces to suppress otherwise peaceful demonstrations, effectively curtailing the  basic constitutional rights to assembly, free speech and petition of government for redress of grievances,1 -olmenares added.-olmenares said by repealing the arcosian relic1 law, the bill shall ensure untrammeled e(ercise of civil rights.ts underlying premise is basic6 the constitutional rights of the people peaceably to assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances are essential and vital to the individual and the collective strength and stability of the nation,1 -olmenares said.7nder the bill, no permit shall be reuired for any person or persons to organie and hold a public assembly in a highway, boulevard, avenue, road, street, bridge or thoroughfare, park, plaa, suare and or any open space of public ownership where people are allowed access. %he organiers and leaders of the public assembly shall, however, inform and coordinate with the mayor or local authority regarding the agenda and details of the said assembly. %hey shall also police their own ranks to prevent non5demonstrators from disrupting the lawful activities and avert molestation by demonstrators of the people not participating in the public assembly. %he bill prohibits law enforcement authorities from interfering with the holding of a  public assembly but mandates them to adeuately ensure public safety by deploying a
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