Archive for the ‘Human Rights’ Category

by Julius D. Mariveles THE WORLD is already eating way beyond its means, yet those who produce the food barely have enough to eat. This dual layer of ironies was highlighted during the Responsible Business Forum on Food and Agriculture in Manila...

FROM HARD NEWS to hard labor. Regional media groups have condemned what they called the "inhumane sentence" by a Burmese court of four journalists and their boss to ten years of hard labor for violating Burma's State Secrets Act. On Thursday,...

THERE ARE those who say that Freedom of Information (FOI) is not a "sexy" topic, and that many people would rather talk about issues of food and shelter than issues about information. Not so, say veteran and award-winning photojournalists who have...

They came, they had fun, they had selfies. Over the weekend, however, concerned members of the country's youth came together to take a serious position that had nothing to do with having their best angles to the camera. Participants in the First...

TOWN HALL meets are supposed to be somewhat informal affairs, but few have seen a town hall meeting as lively, engaged, and well-represented as Tuesday's Freedom of Information (FOI) Town Hall Meeting at the University of the Philippines Bahay ng...

SUPPORTERS of the long-delayed Freedom of Information (FOI) bill hold a Town Hall meeting at the University of the Philippines Bahay ng Alumni building on Tuesday, July 1, to kick off a mass sign-on of an online/offline petition asking President...

WE CATCH this phrase all the time in the news, especially in the wake of the arrests of two senators for the pork barrel scandal: "Plunder, a non-bailable offense." Many people have already taken it for granted that all capital offenses, offenses which...