This short documentary follows the week-long visit of activist Richard O’Barry in the Philippines last September 2012. O’Barry, an activist against marine mammal captivity and the slaughter and capture of dolphins, is the star of the 2010 Oscar Award-winning documentary “The Cove”.
Watch as O’Barry travels from Manila to Misamis Occidental, convincing officials and negotiating with leaders in pursuit of releasing captive dolphins in a certain facility. Follow him as he gathers support for a local legislature banning field trips to dolphin amusement parks.
Watch as he moves from one place to another, adding his vibrant voice to the campaign and raising to a higher level the struggle of all freedom and dolphin loving Filipinos against captivity and dolphin shows.
Two of my favorite Filipino rappers: Francis M (left) and Gloc 9 (Photo from flickr)
Gloc9, one of my favorite Filipino artists, raps for Kabataan Partylist. Music by Kiwi. Photo from this link.
(Photo from Divs Mosquera)
Yep they have a new album, and they also have a new commitment. Kamikazee’s Jay, Puto, and Led took the pledge! Come and take the pledge! Browse www.panata2010.com.
Isang Milyon, Isang Panata
We will prove our generation’s political power by gathering one million youths in realizing one united pledge. By going out to register and vote in large numbers, we will steer our government in a new direction, the direction of change. Continue reading
“There is no better date to showcase youth unity and love for nation than this coming June 19, Rizal Day. Kabataan ang pag-asa ng bayan, hindi para sa bukas pa kundi ngayon na when our youth are being confronted with tyrannical attempts to discard our democratic rights.” — Kabataan Partylist Representative Mong Palatino. June 19 is also the day Kabataan Partylist was founded.
Here’s Kabataan Partylist Representative Mong Palatino’s first priviledge speech delivered yesterday at the House of Representatives. Photo from the League of Filipino Students website. Continue reading
Here’s Raymond “Mong” Palatino’s message to the Filipino youth on the historical event of seating the first youth representative in Congress.
Kabataan, tayo ang pagbabago
Five years in the making for the country’s sole youth sectoral party-list, but better late than never and victory is still sweet for all Filipino youth.
Kabataan Party-list, the largest youth party in the country, represented the youth sector in the 2007 elections. It was the second time for our organization to run in the party-list elections. In 2004, we ran under our previous name, Anak ng Bayan, and were among the top choices for party-list based on pre-election surveys. Anak ng Bayan, however, fell prey to massive cheating. A significant number of our votes were anomalously counted in favor of another party-list group, thus our change of name in the 2007 party-list elections. Continue reading