[Blog] The Power of Love: Against All Odds By Jose Mario De Vega

The Power of Love: Against All Odds By Jose Mario De Vega I completely understand and I have no illusion whatsoever that the stand I am taking today will be met with paeans of criticism, condemnation, rebuke, mockery and barrage of renunciation by the bastard herds considering the very fact of the seeming abnormality, unconventionality…

[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…

[From the web] Partial unofficial tally Elections 2013 -GMA News

Partial unofficial tally as of 2013-05-14 07:50:43 representing 66.47% of the Nationwide Election Returns. (51958 of 78166 Election Returns) See more @www.gmanetwork.com Partial unofficial tally as of 2013-05-14 07:37:49 representing 66.33% of the Nationwide Election Returns. (51852 of 78166 Election Returns) See more @www.gmanetwork.com Human Rights Online Philippines does not hold copyright over these materials.…

[Blog] To the Filipino Electorate by Rod Rivera

To the Filipino Electorate By Rod Rivera, DEKONZTRUKTSCHON May 1, 2013 You are empowered by the Philippine Constitution, under democratic principles, to run to any position you might like in the Government. Otherwise, you are empowered to put into positions of power anyone you might like among the candidates this coming election. Your vote is…

[Blog] On Candidates Criminally Hugging Trees by Rodne Galicha

On Candidates Criminally Hugging Trees by Rodne Galicha On candidates wanted to be elected as public servants, I once asked this question: How many of our leaders now are willing to stand up selflessly for the general welfare, for a healthful and balanced ecology? Once elected and sworn into office, these ‘chosen’ people, depending on…

[Press Release] Anti-Epal Website Launched Against Epaliticians During Campaign Season -Dakila

Anti-Epal Website Launched Against Epaliticians During Campaign Season 13 March 2013, Manila—The No More Epal Movement launched its website to help the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) monitor campaign violations, last March 14, Thursday, at De La Salle University Manila. Similar to how people have submitted “epal” photos of politicians, the website encourages the public to…

[Event] The Emergent Rights of Peoples and Individuals to International Solidarity: a Consultative Forum Towards a Declaration -CHR

INVITATION TO CSOs and HRDs The Emergent Rights of Peoples and Individuals to International Solidarity: a Consultative Forum Towards a Declaration March 18, 2013 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm CHR Multipurpose Hall main resource speaker: Prof. Virginia B. Dandan Independent Expert on Human Rights and International Solidarity Please refer to attached documents for reference. Will…

[Statement] Reclaim EDSA from the Elite -SANLAKAS

Reclaim EDSA from the Elite Sanlakas Statement on the 27th Anniversay Celebration of EDSA I People Power Revolution Sanlakas, together with the Filipino people, celebrates today the EDSA People Power I anniversary. But while it is an important milestone in the democratic struggle to end the tyrannical regime of former President Ferdinand Marcos, it is…

[In the news] Edsa 27 -INQUIRER.net

Edsa 27 Philippine Daily Inquirer February 24, 2013 It cannot be denied that the second Aquino administration has done much in a concerted effort to revitalize the spirit of Edsa. But we must not conflate the legacy of the People Power Revolution with any administration, not even this one. This is precisely the mistake the…

[From the web] Karapatan and Bayan raise alarm on attacks vs activists via series of robberies, surveillance -www.bayan.ph

Karapatan and Bayan raise alarm on attacks vs activists via series of robberies, surveillance February 22, 2013 Human rights group Karapatan and umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN), together with members and leaders of several organizations today condemned in strongest terms the series of attacks against people’s organizations and partylist groups, disguised as break-ins and…

[Statement] Mutual defense, mutual respect for human and people’s rights:Not partnership for impunity -PAHRA

Mutual defense, mutual respect for human and people’s rights:Not partnership for impunity Being both State signatories to the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR), the Philippines and the United States of America have the trinity of obligations to respect, protect and fulfill the human and people’s rights of its own constituencies but also the people of…

[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…