[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] Groups call on PNoy: Likas Yaman Depensahan, Karapatan Proteksyunan Enact three green bills—NLUMA, FRB, AMMB

Groups call on PNoy: Likas Yaman Depensahan, Karapatan Proteksyunan Enact three green bills—NLUMA, FRB, AMMB Days before President Benigno “PNoy” Aquino III’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), at least five hundred advocates and activists marched to the House of Representatives in Batasan to call on the President and Congress to defend the Philippine’s natural…

[In the news] Lawmaker vows to reintroduce FOI bill -PhilStar.com

Lawmaker vows to reintroduce FOI bill By Jess Diaz,The Philippine Star May 26, 2013 MANILA, Philippines – Re-elected Ifugao Rep. Teddy Brawner Baguilat yesterday said he would reintroduce and push for the approval of the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill in the incoming 16th Congress. “We should make FOI a priority in the next Congress…

[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…

[In the news] Congress ratifies ‘Marcos compensation bill’ -RAPPLER.com

Congress ratifies ‘Marcos compensation bill’ By RAPPLER.COM January 28, 2013 MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED)- The Senate and the House of Representatives on Monday, January 28, ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the ‘Marcos compensation bill,’ a measure seeking to provide compensation to human rights victims during the Martial Law era. Its formal title is “Human…

[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…

[Statement] Birds of the same feather… -KPD

BIRDS OF THE SAME FEATHER… by KPD The crowd that attended the book launch of “Juan Ponce Enrile: A Memoir” last October 4, 2012 at the Manila Peninsula were people who have lived in the corridors of power and immensely benefited from the system. As one newspaper reported, “the invitation of Enrile brought together an…

[In the news] Freedom of Information (FOI) bill, namimiligrong mamatay pagsapit ng Disyembre -GMANews

Freedom of Information (FOI) bill, namimiligrong mamatay pagsapit ng Disyembre GMANews October 9, 2012 Aminado ang pangunahing may-akda ng kontrobersiyal na Freedom of Information (FOI) bill, na hanggang sa Disyembre na lamang ang pag-asa niyang maipapasa ang naturang panukalang batas na pinaniniwalaang makatutulong para magkaroon ng transparency sa gobyerno. “’Pag hindi papasa on third reading…

[In the news] Senate inserted Section 19: How the ‘take-down’ clause emerged in Cybercrime Law -InterAksyon.com

Senate inserted Section 19: How the ‘take-down’ clause emerged in Cybercrime Law By Karl John C. Reyes, InterAksyon.com October 2, 2012 MANILA, Philippines – The notorious ‘take-down’ provision in the Anti-Cybercrime Act which empowers the Department of Justice (DOJ) to restrict or block access to computer data was ‘inserted’ in the Senate version of the…

[In the news] ‘Put RH bill to a vote now’ -PhilStar.com

‘Put RH bill to a vote now’ The Philippine Star September 09, 2012 MANILA, Philippines – Stop the dilatory tactics and simply put the Reproductive Health (RH) bill to a vote. This was the challenge issued yesterday by Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago to her colleagues in the Senate and House of Representatives to determine once and…