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[Press Release] Summit on Credible Cebu Elections 2013 to Propose Concrete Actions for Electoral Reforms -Visayas Clergy Discernment Group

Summit on Credible Cebu Elections 2013
to Propose Concrete Actions for Electoral Reforms

Bp Gerardo Alminaza croppedThe Cebu Archdiocese through the Office of the Archbishop, in partnership with the Comelec-7 and DepED-7, will launch a summit to explore concrete actions in addressing election issues in Cebu.

The “Summit on Credible Cebu Elections 2013:Addressing the Most Challenging Election Issues” will be on February 23, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Cebu Mariners’ Court, Pier 1, Cebu City.

Around 1,000 individuals are expected to participate in the Summit, namely: COMELEC Election Officers, DepED Supervisors, Cebu Clergy, NGO’s/PO’s representatives, Universities and Colleges Representatives (Administrators/Faculty), Youth Leaders, PNP (Regional, Province, City) Directors, representatives from media, political parties, LGUs, business, and religious/faith-based communities/councils.

Cebu Archbishop Most Rev. Jose S. Palma in his invitation to different groups said that the Summit will “endeavor to forge maximum unity in embracing electoral advocacy and in implementing the needed concrete strategies for electoral reforms.”

During the Summit, there will be workshops on the following concerns: 1. Vote-buying, 2. Electoral Rules Violations/Irregularities, 3. Political Dynasty, 4. Sectoral Agenda.

The workshop on the Sectoral Agenda are for the following sectors– farmers, fisherfolk, urban poor (informal settlers, vendors, drivers), workers, women, youth, elderly and persons with disabilities.

To prepare for the summit, some law schools in Cebu are studying the said election issues and will propose policy reforms.

Speakers during the Summit are Cebu Archbishop Jose S. Palma, Visayas Clergy Discernment Group Head Convenor Bishop Gerardo A. Alminaza, Secretary of Education Bro. Armin A. Luistro, FSC, and Comelec 7 Regional Director Temie Lambino.

Registration fee is P250.00 per participant to cover for lunch, snacks and handouts. For inquiries, please contact the Archdiocesan Discernment Group Secretariat (Dottie) at Telephone No. (032) 255-2743.

For Reference:
MSGR. ROMUALDO G. KINTANAR
Convenor, Archdiocesan Discernment Group
Tel. No. (032) 272-8091

February 2, 2013
Press Release

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[Featured Photos] Igalang ang Karapatan ng mga Katutubong Ati -photos by Bro. Martin Francisco

Igalang ang Karapatan ng mga Katutubong Ati -photos by Bro. Martin Francisco

In celebration of the Indigenous Peoples Rights Month, CBCP Episcopal Commission on Indigenous Peoples and Members of IP communities held the 2nd Padyak para sa Katutubo at Kalikasan in October 12 to 14, 2012 at the Boracay Island in Visayas. Here are some of the photos taken by Bro. Martin Francisco that are shared and posted in his FB page.

Photo 1 -Igalang ang Karapatan ng mga Katutubong Ati -photos by Bro. Martin Francisco

Photo 2 -Igalang ang Karapatan ng mga Katutubong Ati -photos by Bro. Martin Francisco

See more photos of this event @ Bro. Martin Francisco FB

Photo 3 -Igalang ang Karapatan ng mga Katutubong Ati -photos by Bro. Martin Francisco

Photo 4 -Igalang ang Karapatan ng mga Katutubong Ati -photos by Bro. Martin Francisco

Please visit Bro. Martin Francisco FB to see more photos of Payak para sa Katutubo at Kalikasan

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[Event] Medical Mission in Brgy. Malanday, Marikina

Kalusugan ng masa, unahin ng gobyerno! Presyo ng Langis Ibaba! Regulasyon sa Langis Ipatupad!

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[In the news] Gays march in Manila vs discrimination | Sun.Star

Gays march in Manila vs discrimination | Sun.Star.

MANILA — More than 1,000 gays, lesbians and transgenders have marched in the Philippine capital to demand equal rights and an end to discrimination, and more support for an acquired immune deficiency syndrome (Aids) program.

The marchers carried a large rainbow flag during the annual Pride parade around Manila’s Malate district Saturday, some dancing to the beat of drums played by a band.

Progressive Organization of Gays in the Philippines spokesman Goya Candelario said they’re pushing Congress to pass a law against discrimination that they say denies them jobs and social services.

Jessie Dimaisip of the Akbayan political party, which supports gay rights, said they’re also seeking more funds for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-Aids testing and a support program.

The Health Department said 7,884 people have been infected with HIV since 1984, including 937 Aids cases. (AP)

Read full article @ www.sunstar.com.ph

Weekend HR Posts Rundown and Analysis 11 September, 2011

Weekend HR Posts Rundown and Analysis
11 September, 2011

Human Rights Online Philippines features articles, blogs, news information and photos on human rights issues. It provides up-to-date information on human rights activities, events, campaigns, and solidarity actions in the Philippines. It aims not only to put human rights at the center of national discourse through digital media but also to elicit response from the public.

This week has been news and activity-filled information for HR postings.

Due to the variety of human rights issues and concerns posted for this week, HRonlinePH decided to present this week rundown not through its typical contextual analysis but through the rights based approach. This is for our valued readers and subscribers to easily see and understand the real state of the human rights situation in the country.

1. Right to work
The Universal Declaration of Human rights (UDHR) states in Article 23 the following:

(1) Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favorable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment;

(2) Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work;

(3) Everyone who works has the right to just and favorable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection; and

(4) Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.

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[Statement/Events] Unahin ang mga Titser! Pahayag ng Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC)

Unahin ang mga Titser
Pahayag ng Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC), Mayo 26, 2011

“Ang paraalan ang salamin ng bayan… ang saligan ng lipunan. Ipakita ninyo sa amin ang paaralan ng bayang iyan at ipakikita namin sa inyo ang kinabukasan ng bayang iyan.”
Jose Rizal (Noli Me Tangere)

Magpapasukan na naman. Mistulang bagong taon para sa ating mga guro ang ganitong panahon. Magsisimula ang mga panibagong hamon. Muli tayong sasabak sa mga paghahanda- Brigada Eskwela, school-based INSET, enrolment at meetings.

Ang mga kakulangan

Minsan pa’y mapapansin ng madla at masmidya ang mga kakulangan sa ating mga paaralan. Kulang na classrooms, upuan, mesa, banyo, libro, computer at iba pang pasilidad. Higit sa lahat, kulang ang mga guro. Ang masaklap, tayo ang pumapasan sa lahat ng kakulangang ito.

Sino nga ba ang nagkulang?

Ayon mismo sa datos ng DepEd, aabot sa 152, 000 ang kulang na classroom para sa taong ito, samantalang mahigit sa 100, 000 guro ang kakailangan. Subalit, naglaan lamang ng budget para sa 13, 000 classrooms at 10, 000 teachers. Taun-taon pa nama’y nadaragdagan ang bilang ng ating mga mag-aaral, mas mabilis silang lumaki kaysa budget na inilalaan.

Ang K+12

Samantalang wala tayong pagtutol sa batayan ng programang ito, hindi naman tayo kumbinsido na ito na nga ang ultimong solusyon sa problema. Kailangan pa rin ng kumprehensibo at sinserong konsiderasyon sa kalalagayan ng mga pampublikong paaralan bago tayo tumungo sa isang ambisyosong programang gaya ng 12-year basic education system. Kailangang tugunan muna ang mga pangunahing pangangailan bago ang ipatupad ito, sapagkat kung hindi ay maaring masayang lamang ang oras at guguling ilalaan dito. Higit sa lahat, mga guro muli ang maisasakripisyo.

Universal Kindergarten System

Itinutulak natin ang free and universal kindergarten system upang mabigyan ng pagkakataon ang lahat ng bata, maging ang mga anak ng maralita na mabigyan ng pre-school education. Subalit hindi naman tayo pabor sa uri ng implementasyon na balak gawin at ginagawa ng ating kagawaran hinggil dito. Batay mismo sa DepEd Order No. 37, s. 2011 ay nakatakdang lumobo ang bilang ng contractual teachers. Sila ay mga gurong magtuturo na walang katiyakan sa seguridad sa trabaho at pasasahurin lamang ng P3, 000 hanggang P6, 000 kada buwan. Sila ang mga gurong nakatakdang magpatupad ng inisyal na programa ng K+12. Ibig sabihin, sa K+12 na pangunahing programa ng ating pangulo sa edukasyon ay muli na namang isasakrispisyo ang karapatan, kagalingan at dignidad ng mga guro.

Bigyang-prayoridad ang Edukasyon, Unahin ang mga Guro

Kung sinsero ang Pamahalaang Aquino na iangat ang kalidad ng edukasyon at abutin ang international standard, dapat ay hindi lang sa haba ng taon tayo sumabay. Dapat ay ihanay natin sa buong mundo ang ating istandard sa budget, pasilidad, class size, teacher to student ratio atbp. Higit sa lahat, dapat ay unahin natin ang kapakanan ng ating mga guro. Sapagkat lahat ng programa sa edukasyon, gaano man ito kaganda ay hindi magtatagumpay kung hindi seryosong tutugunan ang pangangailangan ng mga guro. DAPAT UNAHIN ANG MGA GURO!

Sapat na Benepisyo sa mga Guro, Sapat ng Badyet sa Edukasyon!

Sa Hunyo 5, 2011, huling araw ng bakasyon, ito ang ating panawagan. Ipakita natin sa buong mundo na ang mga gurong Pilipino ay handa nang tumugon sa hamon ng paglilingkod. Hamunin din natin ang pamahalaan na tugunan ang mga pananagutan nito sa mga guro at buong sistema ng edukasyon. Sumama sa ating mga pagkilos at pagdiriwang.

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“Bike for Teachers’ Dignity, Bike for Education”

June 5, Sunday, 7:00AM from UP Diliman to Quezon Memorial Circle.

Everyone is invited to join with their bicycle, motorcycle or any kind of vehicle for UP-QCMC ride/motorcade. The front row will be filled by bicycles inspired by Pres. Aquino’s recent bike ride in QCMC.

Simultaneous activities in other places:

Bataan-Walk for Teachers and mass in Balanga Cathedral

Pampanga- Walk for Teachers and program in San Fernando City

Quezon- Motorcade in Lucena City and mass at Lucena West ES

Laguna- Motorcade from Sta. Cruz to Calamba

Cavite- Motorcade from Trece Martires to Aguinaldo Shrine (Kawit)

Sorsogon- Walk for Education in Sorsogon City

(Please feel free to communicate with the numbers below for details of these activities)

Teachers’ Dignity Coalition
117-C Matatag St., Bgy. Central, Quezon City
Hotline: (02) 3853437/Telefax: (02) 4350036
Mobile nos: 0920-5740241/ 0922-8831467/ 0915-3785069/ 0908-9933045
Email/FB: teachersdignity@yahoo.com.ph/ Website: http://www.teachersdignity.com

[In the news] Earth Day rites moved to April 25 | The Philippine Star News Headlines

Earth Day rites moved to April 25 | The Philippine Star News Headlines.

By Delon Porcalla (The Philippine Star)

MANILA, Philippines – President Aquino has signed Administrative Order 12 moving the Earth Day celebration to April 25 from April 22, which falls on Good Friday.

Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa noted that Good Friday is also a non-working holiday.

“The President deems it best to move Earth Day celebrations to April 25 this year to allow more people to participate in the activities and make the occasion more meaningful,” he said in a statement.

Earth Day celebrations -coordinated worldwide by the Earth Day Network -are held to promote awareness on the need for environmental conservation because of the adverse effects of climate change.

Read full article at Philstar.com

[Press release] On Earth Day: “Remember those who have reunited with the earth” Victims organization cry justice for slain environmental activists – Hustisya

Source: One Palawan Facebook Account

AS THEY JOIN the Earth Day activities today, victims organization Hustisya called to “remember those who have reunited with the earth,” as they cried for justice for slain environmental activists.

“While Earth Day is a venue to discuss and address environmental concerns, we should not forget the environmental activists who were killed because of their staunch advocacy to defend the environment from plunder and destruction,” Hustisya secretary general Cristina Guevarra said.

According to Karapatan Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights, there have been 39 victims of environment-related cases of extrajudicial killings, five of which were killed under Pres. Noynoy Aquino. Majority of the victims were actively campaigning against large-scale foreign-owned mining and logging in different parts of the country.

Not yet included in the list is the killing of Santos Manrique on April 12 in Compostela Valley. Manrique is an anti-mining activist who, along with small-scale miners and environmentalists, actively campaigned against the entry of large-scale foreign owned mining in the province.

“Environmental plunder will only bring destruction and displacement rather than development to poor communities. We should call for justice at the same time that we take up the issues that slain environmental activists have devoted their whole life to,” she said.

The group said it best to give the highest tribute to Dr. Leonard Co, Dr. Gerry Ortega, Jose “Pepe” Manegdeg, Armin Marin and other martyred environmental activists by continuing their call to stop the rape of our nation’s resources.

The human rights organization also stressed that the people should be made aware that the government’s anti-insurgency program Oplan Bayanihan is not being implemented to bring in development to our communities. “It is an instrument to sow terror among the people who oppose these so-called development projects like large scale mining,”  Guevarra said. “It is for this reason that the culture of impunity continue to reign and that killings of environmental activists have persisted.”

Hustisya further explained the lies that Oplan Bayanihan intends to hide with its repackaged formula to win the people’s trust. “Anti-insurgency programs don’t bring in developments, it is under its name that large scale mining companies and big loggers can freely plunder our natural resources, even if it meant claiming the lives of those who dare stop them,” Guevarra continued.

Hustisya then challenged the Aquino government to hear the plight of thousands of Filipinos in danger of losing their homes, livelihood and lives due to environmental destruction and plunder.

“It is not enough to suspend applications of mining firms. The government should scrap the Mining Act of 1995 and other similar anti-people, anti-environment policies,” she said.

Press Release
April 19, 2011
Reference: Ma. Cristina Guevarra, Hustisya secretary general  0949-1772928