Campaign vs. ‘medical martial law’ gathers thousands of signatures

The online signature campaign of XMan Bacolod against Senate Bill 1869 and “Medical Martial Law” has gathered 1,211 signatures so far, Bacolod lawyer Andrea Si said Sunday, March 19.

XMan Bacolod also sent the country’s 24 senators individual hard copies of letter petitions signed by more than 2,500 Negrosanons on March 15, with more signature forms to be sent this week, Si said.

The signature campaign and the online campaign at are aimed at stopping the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 1869, an act creating the Philippine Center for Disease Prevention and Control.

Si said among the points raised in the petition are that SB 1869 provisions infringe on the right to life, liberty, property, freedom of abode, freedom to travel, right against unreasonable searches and seizures, and the right to privacy of communication and correspondence.

The right to life is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in the 1987 Philippine Constitution. A law that authorizes compulsion or coercion of persons so that experimental vaccinations and medical protocols may be used on them, plays Russian Roulette with individuals and violates their human right to life, the petition said.

“Persons who are not ill may be quarantined. Persons who are unable or unwilling, for reasons of health, religion, or conscience, to undergo immunization or treatment may be isolated or quarantined. Lockdowns may be declared with all the restrictions that may be imposed on the right to work, to education, to enter public spaces, all on the basis of a person’s vaccination status, age, health, and other circumstances, “Si said.

The Philippine National Police and the National Bureau of Investigation may be ordered to locate mere “suspect” persons, she also said.

The center of disease is also given expansive powers of surveillance, from getting data in possession of the telecommunications companies such as location and other information from cellphones, to the introduction of advanced surveillance technology such as nano-trackers or microchips in human bodies, Si said.

The bill also denies the right to prior free and informed consent, which is protected under the UN’s Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights, the petition said.

During the COVID -19 pandemic, vaccines “were pushed on us as if these were safe and the only weapon against COVID-19, Doctors had to follow the established protocols for prevention and hospital treatment”, it pointed out.

Doctors speaking out against the official protocols and promoting alternatives like Ivermectin, hydroxycholoroquine, Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO), endemic tawa-taw (anti-asthma plant), vitamins, and supplements could mean the loss of the license to practice, censure, even criminal liability, the petition added.

The petition also said the passage of the bill would mean “private international organizations and foreign persons will be allowed to exercise dominion and control over our very sovereignty and over medical practice and doctor-patient rights”.

WHO member states are currently working to amend the International Health Regulations to change the role of WHO from advisory to mandatory, to declare emergencies on potential, not just actual health concerns, intensify WHO’s power of censorship, and possibly, replace a provision that requires “respect for dignity, human rights, and fundamental freedoms of people”, the petition said.

Si, Dr. Rolly Tabucan, and Dr. Louella Lofranco will be speaking on the “Dangers of SB 1869 and the Christian Response” during a public forum at His Life Ministries Annex, Sta. Clara Drive, Bangga Subay, Bacolod City, 3 p.m. on Monday, March 20.

Meanwhile, XMan is reaching out to schools, parishes, and other groups to ensure that unlike House Bill 6522, the counterpart bill which won 255-0 on Dec. 12, 2022, SB 1869 will not be approved, Si said.

Other groups opposing Senate Bill 1869, are Hilway Panay Movement, Concerned Doctors and Citizens of the Philippines, COVID call to Humanity, Juan Dakila, and Gising Maharlika, she added.*

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