[Press Release] Broadcasting Misogyny and Abuse in Congress: A Mockery of (In) Justice KAISA KA Reacts to Hearings Probing De Lima Links to Drug Trade

Broadcasting Misogyny and Abuse in Congress: A Mockery of (In) Justice KAISA KA Reacts to Hearings Probing De Lima Links to Drug Trade As an organization of grassroots women who are believe that women must be empowered fully in order to harness our full potential towards nation-building, Pagkakaisa ng Kababaihan para sa Kalayaan or KAISA…

[People] The power problem: a Shell-driven crisis by Walden Bello

Afterthoughts The power problem: a Shell-driven crisis Walden Bello Inquirer.net November 22, 2014 When Malacañang asked Congress for emergency powers to address a power crisis that it expected in the summer months of 2015, the impression given was that the country was facing a massive demand that would outrun available supply. In its request, the…

[Featured Site] The FOI Youth Initiative (FYI)

The FOI Youth Initiative (FYI) The FOI Youth Initiative (FYI) is a national network of youth and student organizations that call for transparency and accountability among public officials and offices through the immediate passage of the People’s Freedom of Information Bill. As a member organization of the Right to Know, Right Now! Coalition, we are…

[Statement] KAMP enjoins PNoy to listen to public demands vs. corrupt officials and pork barrel

KAMP enjoins PNoy to listen to public demands vs. corrupt officials and pork barrel Our Money, Our Lives: Public Funds for Public Services We, the women, youth, workers, informal settlers, farmers, farmworkers, differently abled, persons with genetic disorders and the elderly, from the multi-sectoral campaign network of the Kampanya para sa Makataong Pamumuhay (KAMP) raise…

[Event/Campaign] #LightUp4FOI: Candle-Lighting on the Eve of the International Right to Know Day

#LightUp4FOI: Candle-Lighting on the Eve of the International Right to Know Day By Jeff Crisostomo, Yuen Abana and Janet Aguinaldo Morales WhenFriday, September 27, 2013 Time5:00pm until 8:00pm The PDAF Scam exposed how we Filipinos remain victims to plunder despite numerous government mechanisms to protect public funds. In the PDAF system, projects are supposed to…

[Press Release] Groups call on PNoy: Likas Yaman Depensahan, Karapatan Proteksyunan Enact three green bills—NLUMA, FRB, AMMB

Groups call on PNoy: Likas Yaman Depensahan, Karapatan Proteksyunan Enact three green bills—NLUMA, FRB, AMMB Days before President Benigno “PNoy” Aquino III’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), at least five hundred advocates and activists marched to the House of Representatives in Batasan to call on the President and Congress to defend the Philippine’s natural…

[Statement] New Compensation Law (RA10368) for victims of human rights violations: right step but not enough to end Marcos impunity -PAHRA

PAHRA STATEMENT: NEW COMPENSATION LAW, (Republic Act 10368) FOR VICTIMS OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS: RIGHT STEP BUT NOT ENOUGH TO END MARCOS IMPUNITY On January 23, 1977, the newspaper Bulletin Today bannered this headline: “One-sided press reports scored. No violations of human rights – FM”. Ferdinand Marcos was then vehemently denying the reports of massive…

[From the web] Youth leaders urge voters to junk trapos -akbayanyouth.wordpress.com

Youth leaders urge voters to junk trapos; support candidates who can sustain momentum of reforms February 10, 2013 Two days before the official start of the campaign for the national and party-list elections, Akbayan Youth, the youth wing of Akbayan party-list called on voters to reject traditional politicians (trapos) and instead support “pro-change” candidates who…

[Petition] Save our RH Bill! -AVAAZ.org

Dear friends across the Philippines, In days, our Congress could take the pivotal step of securing universal access to birth control and maternal care for all Filipinos — but the powerful religious lobby and its political allies could kill it unless we act now. Sign this urgent petition so the House of Representatives secures birth…

[Appeal] Letter to PNoy: Juvenile Justice Law must be effectively implemented, and the further recommendation that minimum age of criminal responsibility should not be lowered

His Excellency Benigno Simeon Aquino III President, Republic of the Philippines Malacanang Palace JP Laurel Street , San Miguel, Manila 1005 Philippines Dear His Excellency President Aquino, We, the Children’s Legal Rights and Development Center (CLRDC), an NGO that monitors, documents, investigates and provides direct services to cases of violence against children, with special focus…