Archive for the ‘Civil Society’ Category

By Cong B. Corrales AMID various, big issues hogging the headlines, only two of the country's top five national government officials secured majority approval in their performance ratings,according to the latest Ulat ng Bayan survey of the creditable...

THE SOUTHEAST ASIAN PRESS ALLIANCE (SEAPA) is now accepting applications to its Annual Journalism Fellowship (SAF) for 2015 focused on the theme “Hunger in the (ASEAN) Community.” An alliance of independent media organizations from seven...

By Cong B. Corrales REMEMBER thy father's mistakes, do right by the Moro people. This, according to supporters of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), are lessons that Sen. Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. might do well to remember before thrashing the...

A FILIPINO with long and solid background on media freedom, human rights, and the political economy of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is the new executive director of the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA). The Board of Trustees...

ALMA Ravina is a second generation coconut farmer in Bondoc Peninsula, Quezon province. Since last year, she already owns the land their family have been toiling for years—well, at least that's what it says on paper. On May 15, 2015, the collective...

TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS after the Philippine government launched agrarian reform in 1988 as its paramount social justice program, a significant majority of Filipino farmers have yet to own the land that they have been tilling for ages. Innumerable problems,...

MAKE WASTE, mind your waste. This is in gist is the concept behind the “Expanded Producer Responsibility” clause that forms part of the draft guielines on the management of electric and elctronic equipment waste that Philippine officials and...