[Blog] The Power of Love: Against All Odds By Jose Mario De Vega

The Power of Love: Against All Odds By Jose Mario De Vega I completely understand and I have no illusion whatsoever that the stand I am taking today will be met with paeans of criticism, condemnation, rebuke, mockery and barrage of renunciation by the bastard herds considering the very fact of the seeming abnormality, unconventionality…

[Blog] Dalholkar: A Tribute to anti-superstition activist by Mario De Vega

Dalholkar: A Tribute to anti-superstition activist I refer to the Times of India report, Anti-superstition activist Dabholkar shot dead in Pune; CM, Pawar condemn killing, August 20th. On behalf of all humanists, enlightened movements and anti-superstition groups, I condemned o the highest possible degree the utterly brutal and undeniably barbaric murder of Narendra Dalholkar in…

[From the web] Karapatan and Bayan raise alarm on attacks vs activists via series of robberies, surveillance -www.bayan.ph

Karapatan and Bayan raise alarm on attacks vs activists via series of robberies, surveillance February 22, 2013 Human rights group Karapatan and umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN), together with members and leaders of several organizations today condemned in strongest terms the series of attacks against people’s organizations and partylist groups, disguised as break-ins and…

[From the web] PDI features #rememberML@40

Reposting two articles from Philippine Daily Inquirer featuring #rememberML@40 campaign. Read on… Editorial The duty to remember Philippine Daily Inquirer July 20th, 2012 The 40TH anniversary of Ferdinand Marcos’ declaration of martial law is fast approaching. There is not much fanfare, which is understandable considering that it was a dark chapter in our history that…

[Statement] We demand climate justice now!

We demand climate justice now! The international climate negotiation is not the only arena of our struggles for climate justice. But it is a critical one which now more than ever requires much stronger concerted efforts  — to counter moves by powerful governments, international institutions and global corporations that will bring more harm to people…

[In the news] #Noynoying provokes clash of activists -RAPPLER.com

#Noynoying provokes clash of activists. BY PATERNO ESMAQUEL II March 24, 2012 MANILA, Philippines – Filipino activists of different political leanings clashed Saturday, March 24, after a Rappler Thought Leaders piece sparked a Twitter conversation on the viral term “Noynoying,” which refers to President Benigno Aquino III’s supposed laziness. In his Rappler piece, National Anti-Poverty…

[Petition] Signature drive urging House lawmakers to vote on RH bill

Signature drive urging House lawmakers to vote on RH bill Dear Friends, PNGOC just launched a campaign urging House lawmakers to vote on the RH bill. We are seeking your time by signing the online petition and sharing it also to your partners. The link of the online campaign is: http://www.change.org/petitions/president-of-the-philippines-legislators-a-call-for-a-vote-for-the-rh-bill For more information on…

[Press Release] Activism not a crime – Greenpeace

Activism not a crime Naga MTC upholds activists’ rights in coal-ash protest case  Greenpeace today welcomed the decision of the Naga Municipal Trial Court (MTC) to acquit activists charged with trespass during a December 2009 action to document toxic coal ash from the Naga coal-fired power plant that had been dumped in a public area…

[Resources] Tips for digital activists (Series 2)

 This is the second part of our sharing of information about tips for digital activists. Like what we had already mentioned in our first post on Tactic no 1, these useful information are shared from the advocacy group Tactical Technology Collective’s project which they call as “10 Tactics for turning information into action.” “10 tactics”…

[Blogger] Climate Change and the Indigenous People: Communicating Adaptation, Impact and Mitigation for Sustainable Sectoral Development

Climate Change and the Indigenous People: Communicating Adaptation, Impact and Mitigation for Sustainable Sectoral Development* by Rodrigo Rivera * A reflective discourse originally presented by the blogger to Dr. R. Guioguio for the requirement in a post-graduate course on Philippine Communication Environment, University of the Philippines-Diliman, 2010. Permission for reprinting is granted as long as…

[Event] Blog Action Day for Climate Justice – FCAID

In solidarity with the victims of typhoons Ondoy (“Ketsana”), Pepeng, Frank and all other extreme weather events and disasters of the past here in Manila and all over the Philippines, the Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ) and the Freelance Writers of the Philippines (FWP) call on writers/bloggers/media workers to write their literary pieces, essays,…