Category Archives: National Situation
CAP launches “Awit ng mga Detenidong Pulitikal”, calls for freedom of all political prisoners
On the occasion of the President’s 3rd State of the Nation Address (SONA), we urge Pres. Aquino to free all political prisoners. We also call on artists and fellow Filipinos to heed the call for freedom.
In solidarity with Ericson Acosta and other political prisoners who are currently on hunger strike/fast, the Concerned Artist of the Philippines (CAP), in cooperation with The Camerawalls, launches today the song “Awit ng mga Detenidong Pulitikal.”
What to donate? Drinking water, ready-to-eat food in easy-to-open containers, medicine, toiletries, sanitary pads, soap, shampoo, infant needs, baby bottles, milk, diapers, clothes, mats to sleep on, blankets.
Where and how to donate? Bayan Muna Partylist partnered with LBC Foundation so we can send our relief goods to Typhoon Sending affected areas for free. Do the following:
- Pack your goods properly.
- Bring to LBC TIMOG Branch (in front of GMA 7).
- Look for the manager, MS. Gina Torre.
- Fill in the form with the following info: Consignee: PANDAY BULIG, Cagayan De Oro City
Let’s all make our holidays more meaningful, help Mindanao! Tell your friends, spread the word!
Inquirer.Net But while Mr. Aquino seems to be passionate in working for the release of Suu Kyi, he does not seem to be very concerned about the detention for the past nine months by government forces of 43 health workers … From all indications, the arrest of the 43 was highly irregular and unjust. The President himself said a review of the case showed that the soldiers who raided the resthouse had an arrest warrant for only one person who was not even at the resort at the time.
Yes, it’s not just Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma who should be freed. Let’s start in our own backyard. “Free the 43!”—The Philippine Daily Inquirer Nov 9, 2010 Editorial Photo from www.arkibongbayan.org
Desaparecidos, a human rights organization of the families of victims of enforced disappearances held a solemn program at the Baclaran Church to remember the disappeared and at the same time register their call for justice. Nothing has changed in the human rights situation even under the new Aquino administration which already registered almost 20 victims of state-sponsored extra-judicial killings and 2 cases of enforced disappearances in the first hundred days. Music performed by Jonathan and recorded for the play Mrs. B, a monologue about enforced disappearances.
A big protest action was conducted yesterday in front of ABS-CBN’s Sgt. Esguerra gate by members of the Internal Job Market Workers Union. Retrenched workers staged a picket to pressure the network’s management to reinstate the illegally dismissed and hold certification elections following the Dep’t of Labor and Employment’s decision on their case. They were supported by organizations coming from the labor and youth sectors.
Starting October 12, the picket in front of ABS-CBN network’s Sgt. Esguerra gate will serve as the protest center of the Internal Job Market Workers Union (IJMWU). According the IJMWU, the ABS-CBN management gave no response to the demands of the workers and instead, continued to dismiss employees who are mostly union officers and members.
Advocates of Science and Technology for the People or AGHAM is an organization scientists, technologists, and engineers founded in 1999. A tree planting activity in partnership with Kalingap Marikina Watershed aimed at raising awareness and protecting a significant water source was AGHAM‘s contribution to 350.org‘s global action day for the environment on 10.10.10. For more information about AGHAM visit www.agham.org.
Video footage by Natalie Pulvinar, photos by Lito Ocampo, and editing by Karl Ramirez. ‘Pangarap kong mundo”, the song used in this short video was performed by Lady High for the environmental album Rapu-Rapu.
Alagaan ang Kalikasan (Care for the Environment) was written and first recorded August last year, a month before the onslaught of Ondoy and Pepeng. To celebrate the song’s timely message, a better version was produced this year. Have fun listening! Climate justice now! Lyrics after the jump.
“The first 100 days of the Aquino government has been marred with 11 peasants killed.” Bulatlat.com
Almost a hundred days and nothing has changed. No indication either that state-sponsored murder of activists will ever stop under the PNoy administration. Kungsabagay, what do you expect from people who allow the murder and massacre to happen in their own backyard?
Halina at makibaka tungo sa daang tuwid at tama!
Convergence is a song that calls out to this tech-savvy generation to use technology not just for personal satisfaction but to bring forth better tomorrow to the Filipino people.
The song by the way made it to the grand finals of Net25 Convergence’s Rock the Beat songwriting competition. So if you believe that change in our society is possible, or that info-tech can indeed be used for the Filipino’s better future, or if you simply love listening to my song, please vote for it by texting:
CNV <space> RB3 <space> 6
to 2861. Voting is open to all networks and ends on August 1, 2010.
Other information regarding Rock the Beat can be found at the Net25 website (http://www.net-25.com/rockthebeat.html) and at the Convergence online forum (http://convergence.net-25.com/rtb). The embedded player above is using the audio file directly at the Net25 website. Lyrics also posted at the Convergence online forum.
Watch Kodao Productions’ two-part video of the season finale of Gabriela’s satirical fashion show Project Runaway: The Election Season Collection. Part 1: Gabriela’s Project Runaway Season Finale reminds Noynoy to prosecute Gloria for her crimes | Part 2: Satirical fashion show challenges incoming administration to prioritize people’s welfare
The party list Abono claimed in an article by the Inquirer that they have been consistent in fighting for the rights and interests of farmers. Calling it unfair to be branded “dubious” even though they are aligned with Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
It is really funny when Abono asks where the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) was “when we (Abono) were fighting for fertilizer subsidy and price support for palay.” Bayan and KMP exposed how fertilizer subsidy for farmers was diverted to Gloria’s 2004 electoral campaign, a.k.a the fertilizer scam. Where was Abono when KMP’s Ka Daning risked life and limb to testify in the Senate? Continue reading
“…shading #37 is a vote for real concrete change. It is a vote for a nation that isn’t afraid to fight for its freedoms. It is a vote for a nation that deserves to have Satur as Senator now. Voting for Satur is voting for a future that will infinitely better, because we aren’t afraid anymore. It is one that we, the masses, the greater majority deserve.”
(Re-posted from Katrina Stuart Santiago’s blog) Satur Ocampo is the one senatoriable who has gotten flack for being guest candidate of NP, which is surprising given how this refuses to believe the truth that he and Liza Maza are running with the party, and not within it. Why is it so hard to understand that? Continue reading
“Nagkasama-sama kami sa maraming pakikibaka. Kung ‘di man sila nasa likod ko, nasa tabi ko, sila ang nangunguna sa pagsulong ng interes ng bansa.” –Chiz
Sen. Chiz Escudero endoreses Makabayan senatoriables Satur Ocampo and Liza Maza during the ceremony for the unveiling of labor leader Rep. Crispin Beltran’s bas sculpture at Plaza Miranda, 10 AM on labor day. First posted at Kodao Productions’ breaking news.