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Ex-martial law detainees and former political prisoners gather in SELDA anniversary

The Samahan ng mga Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA) recently held a gathering in celebration of their 28th year at the UP Diliman library’s Filipiniana section. Coming together were activists detained not only during Martial Law but also by regimes succeeding Ferdinand Marcos’ administration.

Founded by ex-martial law detainees in 1984, SELDA has been so far the largest organization of former political prisoners in the country. They have been most consistent in campaigning for the unconditional release of all political prisoners in the country.

First posted at the Philippine Online Chronicles.

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Increase in minimum wage will help Filipinos cope with rising cost of living

IBON Foundation, an independent think-tank and data center, presents their analysis of the government’s statistics on poverty and cost of living. IBON asserts that data shows that significantly increasing the minimum wage is not only possible but necessary in helping Filipinos cope with the rising cost of living.

First posted at the Philippine Online Chronicles.

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Pacquiao, Jinkee, and the Hermes bag

In Willie Nepomuceno’s “On Trial and Error”, the master impersonator did an act on Manny Pacquiao. The act also has impersonated appearances of Kris Aquino and yes, Jinkee. After staging two successful shows, Willie Nep will again be holding a third on June 16, 2012. Aside from a new title “After the Trial and Error”, the re-run is said to include new acts. Watch out for it!

First posted at the Philippine Online Chronicles.

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Call for unconditional release mark artist Ericson Acosta’s birthday

Last May 27, a year and three months after the illegal arrest of artist Ericson Acosta, family, friends and fellow artists mark his 40th birthday with a simple celebration of lugaw and the collective wish for his unconditional release from detention at the Calbayog provincial jail in Samar.

The fund raising activity was held at the UP Balay Kalinaw and was well participated with friends and celebrities taking turns in performing, giving updates on Ericson’s case, and serving lugaw to guests.

Serve the People: Lugawan para sa Kalayaan was organized by the Free Ericson Acosta Campaign (FEAC) in cooperation with the Samahan ng mga Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA). They call for the general, unconditional, and omnibus release not only of Ericson Acosta but all political prisoners in the country.

First posted at the Philippine Online Chronicles.

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On Trial & Error: Willie Nepomuceno and the Impeachment

On June 2, there’s a rerun  of Willie Nepomuceno’s On Trial and Error at the Music Museum. For the meantime, here are excerpts of the act compiled in a POC News Video.

First posted at the Philipipne Online Chronicles.

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Justice still elusive two years after Ampatuan Massacre

First published at the Philippine Online Chronicles.

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Slain botanist Leonard Co remembered

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