[Event] RightsCon Southeast Asia

Dear friends in the ASEAN, We’re getting so excited about RightsCon Southeast Asia, the team has even started a countdown – 31 days, 23 hours, 43 minutes, and 16 second to go! This conference has generated a great deal of interest, and it’s shaping up to be an important event at the cross-section of an…

[Press Release] Protests vs. Meralco rate hike spreads outside Manila as coordinated picketing staged

Protests vs. Meralco rate hike spreads outside Manila as coordinated picketing staged The militant Partido ng Manggagawa (PM) staged a coordinated picketing of Meralco branches as protests against the huge power rate hike intensified at the grassroots level and spread outside Metro Manila. Meralco branches in Paranaque, Rizal and Cavite were picketed this morning and…

[Campaign] switch off the Christmas lights -PM

switch off the Christmas lights -PM Partido ng Manggagawa Kapag manggagawa ang humingi ng dagdag sweldo, pahirapan pang ibigay ang P10. Kapag power cartel ang nagsabing magtataas ang presyo, walang kibo ang gubyerno. Ang P4.15/kWh na dagdag singil ng Meralco ay dagdag P830 sa may konsumong 200 kWh kada buwan. Ang dating P12/kWh na singil…

[People] Recovery begins with teachers. By Benjo Basas

Recovery begins with teachers Benjo Basas, TDC Chair November 20, 2013 I remember this was the theme for World Teachers’ Day celebration in October 5, 2010, because that year, the world witnessed some of the worst natural disasters in history. For this year, that theme would still be relevant in our very own country. Some…

[Petition] The Medical City: Please give back by setting up one mobile hospital in any of the provinces hit by super Typhoon Yolanda -change.org

Pinepetisyon si Administrator The Medical City: Please give back by setting up one mobile hospital in any of the provinces hit by super Typhoon Yolanda Petisyon ni Pia Maria Magalona Antipolo City, Philippines Many survivors of super typhoon Yolanda are in need of immediate medical care but they have nowhere to go. Almost all hospitals and…

[In the news] After hacking spree, Anonymous Philippines takes anti-pork protest offline -InterAksyon.com

After hacking spree, Anonymous Philippines takes anti-pork protest offline By Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com November 5, 2013 MANILA, Philippines — After hacking government websites over the weekend in protest of the pork barrel system, members of the hackers’ collective Anonymous Philippines took their protest offline on Tuesday with a rally near the House of Representatives in…

[Statement] Mga guro hindi pa rin bayad ng COMELEC -TDC

Mga guro hindi pa rin bayad ng COMELEC Higit isang linggo matapos ang halalang pambarangay, marami pa ring mga guro na nagsilbing board of election tellers (BET) ang hindi pa rin nakatatanggap ng kanilang honorarium. Gayundin ang mga nagtrabaho bilang barangay board of canvassers (BBOC), support staff at mga supervising officials. Mga guro ang umuupo…

[People] The greatest storm By Fr. Shay Cullen

The greatest storm By Fr. Shay Cullen The rains would not stop even after the winds had died down. Rachel was terrified for her children and herself. Juanito, her husband had gone looking for food. The typhoon blew wild and wickedly across the Philippines leaving behind rising flood waters, mangled huts and shacks, and toppled…