[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] Anti-Epal Intensifies Campaign Through Change Family Political Dynasty -No More Epal Movement

Anti-Epal Intensifies Campaign Through Change Family Political Dynasty Aimed at educating the public on the problems of Philippine politics, the Anti-Epal campaign created a fictional political dynasty led by Rep. Juana Change and the Epaliticians Party List, hailing from the province of Nueva Change Occidental Sur. The Change Family believes in “political destiny, not dynasty.”…

[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…

[Event] FIND’s press forum and 27th founding anniversary, 23 Nov 2012

FIND’s press forum and 27th founding anniversary, 23 Nov 2012, Kenny Rogers Roasters, Matalino QC The Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) welcomes the historic ratification of the proposed Anti-Enforced or Involuntary Disappearance Act of 2012 by the Senate and the House of Representatives on October 16, 2012. For almost two decades, the families…

[Advisory/event] Rally for the recognition of Filipino sign language & Deaf access Nov. 5, 830am. Philcoa to Batasan -PFD

RALLY FOR THE RECOGNITION OF FILIPINO SIGN LANGUAGE & DEAF ACCESS Nov. 5, 830am. PHILCOA to BATASAN The Philippine Federation of the Deaf (PFD); a non-stock, non-profit organization established in 1997 which aims to uplift and protect the welfare of the Deaf, is the national federation of 18 Deaf member organizations from all over the…

[In the news] ‘Desaparecidos’ bill OK’d -INQUIRER.net

‘Desaparecidos’ bill OK’d. 1st law in Asia vs enforced disappearance By Leila B. Salaverria, Norman Bordadora, Philippine Daily Inquirer October 18, 2012 After a campaign over two decades by human rights activists, Congress finally passed a bill principally directed against state agencies that would outlaw acts that result in disappearances, allow the prosecution of perpetrators…

ONLINE ACTION: Join us in a Letter/Appeal sending campaign to President Aquino! Petition for passage of the proposed bill providing compensation to victims of human rights violations (HRVs) during the Marcos administration under Martial Law.

ONLINE ACTION Join us in a Letter/Appeal sending campaign to President Aquino! Petition for passage of the proposed bill providing compensation to victims of human rights violations (HRVs) during the Marcos administration under Martial Law. Sign and send letter to https://www.facebook.com/presidentnoy Benigno S. Aquino President Republic of the Philippines Malacanang Palace Manila September 6, 2012…

[In the news] House OKs ‘Kasambahay’ bill -RAPPLER.com

House OKs ‘Kasambahay’ bill. BY RAPPLER.COM September 5, 2012 MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives on Wednesday, September 5, passed on 3rd and final reading House Bill 6144 or the proposed Domestic Workers‘ Act. It is more popularly known as the “Kasambahay” bill. The bill seeks to set new labor standards for domestic helpers.…

[In the news] House ends debates on RH bill -RAPPLER.com

House ends debates on RH bill. By Carmela Fonbuena August 6, 2012 MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) – Despite objections, the House of Representatives on Monday, August 6, voted to terminate debates on House Bill 4244, better known as the Reproductive Health bill, raising the chance of the controversial measure being passed in the current 15th Congress.…

[People] The “Sin Tax” Bill: Promoting the Nation’s Health and Plugging Lucio Tan’s Loophole for Legal Tax Evasion by Walden Bello

The “Sin Tax” Bill: Promoting the Nation’s Health and Plugging Lucio Tan’s Loophole for Legal Tax Evasion By Walden Bello* The Philippines has scandalously low taxes on two commodities that have been proven killers of individuals, destroyers of families, and threats to national economic security: cigarettes and spirits. Smokers’ Nirvana The current multi-tiered tax system…