[From the web] A criminal love by Naomi Fontanos

A criminal love. By Naomi Fontanos Philippine Daily Inquirer September 1, 2013 In Europe, adultery is no longer a crime. In the United States, around 30 states have abolished their adultery laws. In October 2012, the United Nations Working Group on discrimination against women in law and in practice issued a joint statement calling on…

[Blog] Peti-Buorgeoisie and the Filipino Democracy by Rod Rivera

Peti-Buorgeoisie and the Filipino Democracy The increasing middle class of the Filipino society comprise those privileged with access to technology, connections to the affluent, gross income taxed by 30% or so, small to medium scale entrepreneurs, and have one more dollar-earning family member from abroad. They are active in the society being members of several…

[Press Release] CTUHR joins calls to abolish pork

CTUHR joins calls to abolish pork Labor NGO, Center for Trade Union and Human Rights, joins the heightening calls to abolish the pork barrel or the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) saying it is the “only solution” to the systemic corruption in government as exposed in the recent 10-billion-peso scam involving 28 legislators and the…

[Blog] Heroes March to Scrap Pork Barrel by Rod Rivera

Heroes March to Scrap Pork Barrel by Rod Rivera The reports of the Commission on Audit raised the question on the disbursement of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), as it clearly show that the Filipino taxpayer’s money, P10 billion pesos of hard-earned money from the labor force and the businesses in the Philippines is…

[Blog] Sports and Humanity by Jose Mario De Vega

Sports and Humanity I refer to the article of Joey Ramirez’ “Are Filipinos Racists?”, Rappler, August 12th and the “2014 FIBA World Cup Cancelled to Avoid More Derogatory Remarks in Case of Gilas Defeat”, sowhatsnews.wordpress.com, August 12th. Though, the latter is a fictionalized article, a spoof and a satire, it also shows in a certain…

[Featured Photo] Rated PG at PETA Arts Zone: Love Does Not Hurt campaign launch

PETA Arts Zone: Love Does Not Hurt The Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) wants to transform this culture of apathy to a culture of empathy. With creative workshops and a stage play toured in communities all over Metro Manila, PETA Advocate Right to Safety Zone for Children (PETA ARTS Zone Project) brings the art of…

[Event] Screening of two video documentaries “Alas-as: Sitting on a Volcano” and “Minera:Women-miners of Benguet” -UPTWSC

Screening of two video documentaries “Alas-as: Sitting on a Volcano” and “Minera:Women-miners of Benguet”    Dear colleagues, The UP Third World Studies Center cordially invites you to the screening of two video documentaries “Alas-as: Sitting on a Volcano” and “Minera:Women-miners of Benguet” on 15 August 2013 (Thursday) from 2:30 to 5:00 in the afternoon, at…

[Statement] End inequality! End vulnerability -PMCJ

SONA 2013: END INEQUALITY! END VULNERABILITY We, members of the Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ), a national coalition of national networks/groups and national formations coming from grassroots communities and basic sectors that are greatly affected by the devastating impacts of global warming and climate change, strongly urge the government of President Benigno Aquino to…

[Appeal] Dondon Lanuza OFW on Deathrow

Hon. Alberto Del Rosario Secretary, DFA Pasay Dear Sir, I would like to thank the Department of Foreign Affairs for the help that has been extended to me. Right now, I am in dire need of your assistance and would like to request you, Sir, to hire a lawyer who can religiously and regularly follow…

[Event] Teachers’ Family Day Picnic -TDC

Teachers’ Dignity Coalition “Unity of Teachers to Regain the Dignity of Teaching Profession” SEC Registration Number: CN 2007-10645 117-C Matatag St., Bgy. Central, Quezon City Hotline: (02)3853437 • Telefax (02)4350036 • Mobile: 0920-5740241/ 0920-4142614 Email: teachersdignity@yahoo.com.ph • Website: http://www.teachersdignity.com/ ADVISORY June 1, 2013 Activity: Teachers’ Family Day Picnic Date: June 2, 2013, Sunday, 8:30AM at…

[Statement] Aquino Admin, Solve the Ph-Taiwan Dispute & Protect the Rights and Welfare of Fil Migrant Workers -KAAGAPAY OFW

Demanding and Calling for Urgent Action of the Aquino Administration in Solving the Philippine–Taiwan Dispute and Protecting the Rights and Welfare of Filipino Migrant Workers in Taiwan This is in relation to the current face-off of the Philippine and Taiwanese Government which have put the welfare of the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Taiwan at…

[Press Release] PH hunger prevalence worse than global average -NFC

PH hunger prevalence worse than global average MANILA, Philippines – Politicians running for office in the mid-term elections should stop feeding the Filipino voters with propaganda trash. Rather, they should focus and debate on how they can improve the incidence of undernourishment or chronic hunger in the country, the National Food Coalition (NFC) said Wednesday.…