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“Country above self”: Sen. Mar Roxas’ statement giving way to Sen. Noynoy Aquino

PLEASE SEE UPDATES BELOW. Liberal Party President and Senator Mar Roxas II made the following “major and important announcement” tonight at the historic Club Filipino. After months of being considered LP’s presidential candidate-in-waiting, Roxas formally gave way to partymate Senator Noynoy Aquino, son of former President Cory Aquino and former Sen.  Ninoy Aquino. Noynoy and […]

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First Filipino-made NatGeo docu ‘Asia’s Titanic’, a reminder of RP maritime safety issues

The National Geographic Channel held a special screening for media (including bloggers) of “Asia’s Titanic”, the first Filipino-made NatGeo-produced documentary, which tackled the infamous MV Dona Paz tragedy of 1987 — the world’s worst peacetime maritime disaster. There is no Leonardo di Caprio or Kate Winslet to give star power to “Asia’s Titanic”. But the […]

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Disqualification case vs. Jovito Palparan

Leaders of people’s organizations, including the mother of a UP students whose continued disappearance is blamed on retired Brig. Gen. Jovito Palparan, today filed a quo warranto case against the new Bantay partylist representative before the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal. In the cyberspace, scores are joining the anti-Palparan cause on Facebook. Check reports from […]

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PCIJ, Newsbreak hold workshop on reporting human rights issues and extrajudicial killings

What do the Alabang, Paranaque and Quezon City incidents, the Kuratong Baleleng rubout, the suspicious slays of crusading journalists and the murders of nearly a thousand activists have in common? They are all arguably extrajudicial or extralegal killings — deliberate murders of individuals by elements or agents of the state, with approval or sanction by superiors, […]

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Stop Gloria’s Chacha now! — Invitation to the Dec. 12 rally

Everyone’s invited to tomorrow’s rally versus the Charter Change Redux of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo! Here is the invitation from organizers: Dear Friends and Concerned Citizens, Greetings of peace in these turbulent and uncertain times! Recent moves in the House of Representatives by no less than Speaker Prospero Nograles and other administration allies to railroad their […]

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Technology and citizen journalism

Last Saturday, the online newsmagazine Pinoy Weekly and several other groups convened the Pinoy Citizen Journalism Seminar at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. Here is the presentation I shared with the participants: Technology and Citizen Journalism View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: internet social)

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Full text: Rep. Teddy Casiño recites facts on NBN-ZTE deal, Northrail project

Recital of Facts on the NBN-ZTE contract and Northrail Project Presented by Rep. Teddy Casiño Bayan Muna Representative Committee on Justice House of Representatives November 24, 2008 Mr. Chairman, my distinguished colleagues. Former speaker Jose de Vencia has given a substantial account of the facts of the President’s knowledge and involvement in the anomalous NBN-ZTE […]

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Full text: Rep. Luz Ilagan speech on GMA’s rights violations against Mindanaoans

Pagsusog sa Reklamo Hinggil sa Pagpapatalsik sa Katungkulan ng Gng. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Pananalita ni Rep. Luzviminda C. Ilagan Kinatawan ng Gabriela Women’s Party sa Pulong ng Komite sa Katarungan Kamara de Representantes Ika-24 ng Nobyembre, 2008 Mr. Chairman, sa Mindanao, kung saan ang kinatawang ito nagmula, daandaang kaso ng paglabag sa karapatang pantao at Konstitusyon […]

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