For immediate release February 23, 2013 Environmental and women’s groups are demanding ”justice beyond monetary compensation” for the USS Guardian’s grounding of the Tubbataha Reef National Park, saying that the incident is a blatant example of US disrespect for Philippine patrimony and natural resources. “We want indemnification beyond financial compensation, the prosecution of liable officials…

Youth groups led by Kabataan Partylist and the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) marched to the office of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in Diliman at 11 a.m. February 21, 2013 to protest the proliferation of “bogus” tuition hike consultations in both public and private colleges and universities throughout the country.…

PRESS RELEASE February 22, 2013 In the month of tuition hike consultations Youth advocates call for electoral platform against unjust tuition increases Youth advocates for clean elections urged the current administration and the electoral candidates to “address the dilemma of escalating tuition rates” in colleges and universities, as tuition rate doubled since 2001 and more…

On the occasion of PM Stephen Harper’s State Visit to the Philippines 9 November 2012 Dear Mr. Harper, As Filipino Canadians with strong ties to our home country, we follow closely and with much interest your visit to the Philippines. In your visit, we hope that as the Prime Minister of Canada that you will…

With the Cybercrime Law in effect, democracy is fast becoming more illusory. The Republic Act 10175 or the Anti-Cybercrime Law tramples upon our hard-earned freedoms – the right to free speech, the right to free expression, the right to a free press and the right to privacy. Putting restrictions on the internet contravenes our rights…

Dear Sir, Our generation is known for having a sense of entitlement that goes with our excellent command of social media and technology. We complained about the rigors of law school: difficult examinations, endless readings, classroom terrorism, and insufferable professors. We were attracted by the lucrative prospects of the legal profession and its promises of…