Events

Photos of anti-Arroyo protests in Hong Kong

Here’s a slideshow of some photos sent to this blogger/journalist by the Gloria Step Down Movement-Hong Kong chapter and the Hong Kong Campaign for the Advancement of Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines (HKCAHRPP), the groups spearheading the protests during President Arroyo’s visit to HK: More photos below, this time by Reuters and Associated […]

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Mabuhay to three new people’s lawyers!

Three activists passed the 2007 bar examinations, according to results released by the Supreme Court today. They are: 1. Jonell M. Torregosa – former chief of staff (13th Congress) and now legal consultant (14th Congress) of the office of Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo. He is also a former seminarian. Here’s Jonell’s graduation photo (grabbed […]

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New People’s Army marks 39th anniversary

March 29 is one of several red-letter days for Filipino communists and their supporters, as it marks the anniversary of the founding of the New People’s Army. The Communist Party of the Philippines, which leads the NPA, issued a statement marking the event, and explains why armed revolution remains the most powerful alternative to the […]

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Earth Hour 2008

Thousands of households, offices and businesses — including the Australian embassy and all Starbucks stores — are expected to join the Earth Hour at 8:00-9:00 pm Saturday, an initiative at mobilizing public opinion on climate change issues. In Manila, the Australian embassy called on the public to join the “big switch off” and by “making […]

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The week thus far

Holy Week has ended but the Pinoy’s passion continues. Here’s my recap of big events that have happened recently. A rice shortage is about to foment street riots. but the Arroyo government is solving it by lying about the problem. Prophets of neoliberalism and globalization should be made to explain why this happened, because it […]

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Rest, renewal and resurrection

We will finally be en route to Baguio City for a much-needed and well-deserved break. We should have left last night but there were problems in the travel arrangements. We will be back by Monday morning. Holy Week, especially Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, are the two most somber events in our national calendar. These […]

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“Twitting” and covering the youth rally

I’m posting below my “twits” of today’s rally (from here to here), sent to Twitter via the phTwitters gateway, and some links to online news about the youth’s demonstration of outrage. About six hours ago Channels 2, 5 and 7 appear to be preparing for live telecasts. Program starts 330pm, according to organizers About five […]

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MALAYA: Pinays overworked, underpaid

By ANTHONY IAN CRUZ Malaya March 8, 2008 FILIPINAS are among the growing number of women who are working but are mostly in low-productivity, low-paid and vulnerable jobs, with no social protection, basic rights nor voice at work, according to a new International Labor Organization report issued for International Women’s Day. The report “Global Employment […]

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Anti-Arroyo protests set on Women’s Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day. Gabriela, the country’s largest and most influential women’s group, said this year’s Women’s Day will banner the theme “Kababaihan, Magkaisa!  Labanan ang Pambubusabos, Pangungurakot at Panunupil ng Gobyernong Arroyo!” to echo the call for united women’s actionagainst the “evils” of the Arroyo administration. Gabriela has set a women’s march […]

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More photos of Ayala interfaith rally

Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño took these photos from some floors way up the BPI building. The rally indeed was a sight to behold, which explains why the government made the central business district a “no fly zone” so the nation will be deprived of the inspiring view.

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Demonstrations (of patriotism) galore on Feb. 25

On Feb. 25, Monday, we’re all being asked to do something patriotic. Everyone’s invited to: The peaceful and organized march from Welcome Rotonda to Mendiola Bridge, starting at 1:00 pm. Don’t worry about the rally permit, because Mayor Lim granted the request of multisectoral alliance Bayan to be allowed to stage a rally at that […]

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Heath Ledger is dead

Heath Ledger is dead due to what appears to be drug overdose. Ledger essayed the role of “Ennis del Mar” in Brokeback Mountain. According to Yahoo news: NEW YORK – Heath Ledger, the talented 28-year-old actor who gravitated toward dark, brooding roles that defied his leading-man looks, was found dead Tuesday in a Manhattan apartment, […]

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