September 17, 2014     Philippines
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Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

‘Unexpected’ | Winning journos thank 2nd Gawad Agong

On its second year, the Gawad Agong sa Pamamahayag recognized journalists who served as “the eyes, ears and voice of the indigenous peoples.”

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Youth solon pushes probe of Makati building contractors’ other govt projects

The contractor that built the allegedly overpriced Makati parking building has also figured in a number of government infrastructure projects, including a pet project of Senate President Drilon: the Iloilo Convention Center.

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

People’s Initiative wants to gather 6M votes nationwide

“Through the people’s initiative, every one who signs is a lawmaker. Each of us can say to our congressmen: I will pas a law that will send you to jail if you try to insert pork funds...

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Round 1: Revised Bangsamoro draft law faces Congress

“We wonder whose BBL would be passed in the end, the BTC version or the Malacañang version?" -- Suara Bangsamoro

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Paramilitary group displaces Manobo tribe

“It is evident that government forces had put civilians’ lives at risk and have also hampered the children’s right to education. Therefore, it is just to call for the military to immediately stop their operations in the...

Monday, September 8th, 2014

‘MRT3 not milking cow but public service,’ groups tell Transportation Sec. Abaya

“The train accidents are a textbook illustration of what happens when profit rules over what is supposedly for social service.” – Sammy Malunes, RILES Network

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

‘DAP-funded stem cell research a wrong priority’

“From the perspective of a community physician, the stem cell research, at this point, is not a priority. Given the daunting task of not only curing the present crop of diseases but also preventing them, and of...

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

Journalists say ‘privacy’ bill dangerous to press freedom

“In an era where technology is quickly breaking down the obstacles that hamper the flow of information and expression, which are the bedrock of democracy, HB 4807 could return us to the dark ages and worse, be...

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Netizens dismayed over ‘massacre’ of impeach raps

Following the junking of the three impeachment complaints against President Benigno Aquino III, netizens expressed their outrage through the social media.

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Envi advocates say ice-bucket challenge wastes water

Environment advocates here pointed out that while the ice bucket challenge in support of the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research has raised awareness on the disease, it has wasted lots of water.

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Signing up vs pork | People hope a small step leads to big changes

“Any big effort would not succeed if we would not do things as small as affixing our signatures. All big things have small beginnings.”- Bong Almonte, signatory to the People’s Initiative Against Pork

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