Despite the pandemic and community lockdowns, Mindanawon artists, civil society leaders, and community members came together to share how they feel about current socio-political situation in the Philippines. As the country celebrates its Independence Day, Mindanawons call for the non-passage of the Anti-Terrorism Bill.

On July 3, 2020, President Rodrigo Duterte approved Republic Act 11479 entitled An Act to Prevent, Prohibit and Penalize Terrorism. Along with various sectors, Mindanao civil society believes this endangers democracy and human rights in the country.