Day: January 21, 2011

Press Release 21 January 2011 “How can two assistant state prosecutors and an NBI lawyer forming a three-man team of government investigators refute the facts just to stick to the military story that the NPA killed Leonard Co and his two companions and absolve complicity of government authorities in the crime?”, thus asked human rights…

DAVAO CITY — Progressive groups in the Southern Mindanao Region, led by the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas, held a picket rally at Freedom Park, Davao City, Friday to commemorate the 24th anniversary of the infamous Mendiola Massacre and to condemn the new counter-insurgency program of US-Aquino regime dubbed as Oplan Bayanihan. (Photo by Jose Hernani /

“Laws of the land proclaim equality for men and women, but when it comes down to the specifics — when it comes down to equal treatment for LGBTs — the laws are severely lacking.” — Oscar Atadero, regional director of the International Association of Pride Organizers (Inter-Pride)

Sidebar: Bayan Muna’s Proposed LGBT Bill

We were young, full of energy and were willing to do anything to contribute toward change.

“Sampung taon na pala iyon?” I told Sally, and laughed. “Naramdaman mo bang tumanda tayo ng sampung taon?” I added. We went on sharing memories, those moments when we held meetings until the wee hours of the night at the Anakbayan headquarters on P. Noval in Sampaloc, Manila; the allies we encountered during the campaign; all the “gimmicks” we devised to oust Estrada and even the times when we skipped meals because we had no money; and many more.

Brillantes cannot just hold another fully automated elections even without banishing “the ghosts and weaknesses” of previous elections, particularly that of the 2010 automated elections. “He must come up with a comprehensive report at the soonest time possible, lest he be accused of merely sweeping under the rug all those cases of poll irregularities,” said We Watch, a watchdog.

By SATUR C. OCAMPO At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Posted by Yesterday the momentum for the resumption of formal peace talks between the Aquino government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines went a notch higher when the full negotiating panels began a five-day preliminary meeting (Jan. 14-18) in Oslo, Norway.…

By CAROL PAGADUAN-ARAULLO Streetwise | BusinessWorld Posted by “We look at our brothers and sisters in the NDF as not being enemies nor terrorists but rather as partners in trying to build this nation again…knowing their history of struggle…” – Alex Padilla, head, Philippine Government peace panel “It is an important endeavor to try…