Events

Support our farmers!

Today, thousands of farmers from all over Luzon will be marching to Mendiola to press their demand for authentic land reform. They deserve all our help and support. If your house , school or office is along the route of their march from the DAR office to Mendiola, express your admiration for them. Give them […]

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Text power and People Power

In commemoration of People Power 2, I am posting here a copy of my contribution to a still-unpublished youth compendium of articles on the event. I wrote this piece way back in 2002 (or 2003?). It deals with the use of technology in Edsa 2 and succeeding events. I hope to see you tomorrow, Jan. […]

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Dr. Carol Araullo on People Power

Blog Action Week on Edsa 2 continues. In her piece titled “Power to the people“, BusinessWorld columnist and Bayan chair Dr. Carol Araullo explains why People Power 2 remains relevant, who or what is the real source of public disappointment and what needs to be done to achieve fundamental changes. Here’s are excerpts: The truth […]

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Bloggers set Edsa 2 forum with Satur

Bloggers and other netizens will mark the seventh anniversary of People Power 2 on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2:00-5:00 pm at Kape Tasyo (Freedom Bar), Anonas, Quezon City. Titled “BK 3.0: Bloggers Remember People Power 2”, the forum brings to a close a week-long Blog Action Week that urged bloggers and other netizens to remember the […]

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Malaya newspaper is now 25 years old

The paper founded by press freedom icon Joe Burgos to expose the lying/cheating/stealing and murderous Marcos dictatorship turns 25 today. Malaya columnist and chief reporters Ellen Tordesillas writes on the paper’s history: Malaya means “free” in the Filipino language. Founded in 1981 as a Tagalog newspaper by Jose Burgos Jr., Malaya shifted to English when […]

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Grab your free badges for Blog Action Week, BK 3.0

You want these badges? Click here and here for easy cut-and-paste instructions to bring home these badges! Don’t forget to join the Blog Action Week — write about People Power 2 this week and attend the Jan. 19 Bloggers Kapihan 3.0 event at Kape Tasyo, Anonas, Quezon City. Free WIFI and free coffee for everyone!

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Blog Action Week: Remember People Power 2

Now’s the time to blog about Edsa 2, now’s the time to remember. A few days before the 7th anniversary of Edsa 2, Bloggers Kapihan urges all of us to take time out to remember what we did, how we felt, what we dreamt about when we went to Edsa in 2001. Photos, videos, essays, […]

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Protests kill ‘text tax’ monster

Less than a day after our texters’ revolt, Malacanang has backed off. The text tax is dead. Truly, this is a sweet victory for consumers. Consumers rejoice as Palace ‘backs off’ on text tax Consumer group TXTPower applauded the scrapping of a proposed text tax, less than a day after it waged a “texters revolt” […]

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Happy birthday, Ms. Janette Toral

No Filipino/Filipina netizen worth his/her salt can underestimate the contributions of Ms. Janette Toral to what we now know as the Philippine cyberspace and the blogosphere. As one of the co-founders of TXTPower, I found Ms. Toral’s DigitalFilipino website very useful for research soon after we established the group in 2001. Of late, Ms. Toral […]

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Alternative views on the UP Centennial

The University of the Philippines administration is trying to hide something or many things when it says that the university’s centennial celebrations should be apolitical. Yes, don’t make a mistake about it, something’s rotten and its being shoved under the red carpet. But no one can’t miss the elephant(s) in the room. For some incisive […]

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Goodbye, Poofy Silverio

“My most favorite, dearest dog Poofy Silverio died last night at 1130PM of organ failure. She was 7 years old & 5 months old. She was much loved & will be deeply missed.” Thus read my good friend Ina’s text message this morning. I am sure she’s mightily depressed, devastated even. I wonder how Kim […]

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Obama wins in Iowa, trounces Hillary

I’ve also been quietly following the quest for the Democratic presidential nomination, and I am amazed by the outcome of the Iowa caucuses which resulted in a big and decisive win for Barack Obama. Watch Obama’s victory speech here or watch the YouTube video below: Hillary Clinton placed third — after erstwhile vice presidential candidate […]

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Bloggers look back to 2007

I submitted this roundup to Global Voices Online: Before 2008 started, many Filipino bloggers wrote their assessments of the year 2007. rolling store listed the top 12 events for people’s organization. Topping the list is the release of the damning report of United Nations special rapporteur Philip Alston that said that the Philippine military was […]

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