September 23, 2014     Philippines
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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 used as a weapon of suppression and repression.” – NUJP

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

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Bicol labor leader freed on bail

“The arrest and detention of Hernan Certeza is a clear manifestation that there is no genuine freedom in the country and, heroes who fight for it are silenced and detained.” -- Vince Casilihan of Karapatan - Bicol

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

On National Heroes’ Day| Students make a stand against pork barrel

“It is important that we make a stand on issues in our society because in the future, we too, will be confronted with the same problems plaguing our society. If we take a stand now, we not...

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Luneta rallyists dance, laugh, ‘stand up and sign’ against pork barrel

A year after the Million People March rally against pork barrel, a smaller, but still upbeat crowd showed up, and with sharper calls, now pointed against President Aquino.

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Images of #SignUpvsPork from netizens

Netizens participated and chronicled through the social media the #SignUpvsPork events in Rizal (formerly Luneta) Park today.

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Rights group warns of more harassment on activists as Manobo leader is freed on bail

“This is clearly another case of state harassment against progressive leaders and organizations to silence us amid the mounting public clamor for change. What is dangerous is that 101 John Does have been included in the...

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Arrested IP leader says he is ‘not in hiding, not guilty’

“I even attended this press conference and I am active most recently in relief missions for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan),” said Genasque Enriquez.

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Groups score secrecy, watered down autonomy in delayed Moro peace agreement

'The GPH-MILF peace talks seem to only further the political agenda of Aquino and Liberal Party in Mindanao.' -- Amira Lidasan, Suara president

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