[Blog] In Defense of Dissent By Jose Mario De Vega

In Defense of Dissent By Jose Mario De Vega I refer to the news report, “Palace to hackers: No illegal acts needed to show discontent”, Sun Star, November 4th. According to the so-called Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. “there is no need to resort to illegal acts to express discontent in the…

[Statement] Pinagkakaitan, pinahihirapan tayo pero ang dami pala nating pera, perang ninanakaw sa Gubyerno!- Kilusang KonTRAPOrk

PAHAYAG NG KILUSANG KONTRAPORK PINAGKAKAITAN, PINAHIHIRAPAN TAYO PERO ANG DAMI PALA NATING PERA, PERANG NINANAKAW SA GUBYERNO! (Na-Pork-Nakaw, Pork-Lustay lang pala) Tayo ngayon ay nagtitipon-tipon upang ipahayag ang ating nagkakaisang pagtutol at pagkilos laban sa walang pakundangan at walang kahihiyang pagnanakaw, pagwawaldas at pagbubulsa ng perang gobyerno na pinaghirapan at pinagpawisan nating mamamayan. Ang mga…

[Statement] #ScrapPork Network Unity Statement

#ScrapPork Network Unity Statement We are all citizens of the Philippines. Hear our call: . SCRAP THE PORK BARREL SYSTEM. We define pork barrel as all state funds subject to discretionary use and/or allocation by officials in all branches and in all levels of the government. We urge all Filipinos to push hard for the…

[Statement] Unchecked corruption violates human rights -PAHRA

Unchecked corruption violates human rights In solidarity with the people’s outrage against PDAF And all forms of corruption and corruptive practices August 26, 2013 A government’s ability to respect, protect and fulfil human rights – social, cultural, political, economic and civil – will ultimately be defined by the levels and systemic nature of corruption in those States. –United Nations…