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Senate Joins Int’l Commemoration of 20th Anniversary of Universal Declaration on Democracy

Senate Joins Int’l Commemoration of 20th Anniversary of Universal Declaration on Democracy.....»»

Category: newsSource: metrocebu metrocebuSep 14th, 2017

Work of 1986 Edsa Revolt still unfinished, say protesters

The work of the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution is still unfinished. This was the battle cry of workers, farmers, indigenous peoples, students, and members of environmental, human rights and church groups on the 32nd anniversary of the overthrow of dictator Ferdinand Marcos. The celebration of the return of democracy in 1986 was the perfect foil for what protesters decried as a "clear and present danger" of another dictatorship. They said this was the most urgent Edsa commemoration yet and urged Filipinos to restore the spirit of people power that had been trampled on by politicians. "We are not done with the Edsa revolution," Budit Carlos, spokesperson for In Defense o...Keep on reading: Work of 1986 Edsa Revolt still unfinished, say protesters.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

300 cops to join Edsa ‘salubungan’ reenactment on Feb. 25

At least 300 cops will take part inthe32nd anniversary celebration of the EDSA People Power RevoltonSunday, February 25 at the People Power monument in Quezon City.   In a media statementon Thursday, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said the 300 police personnel will participate in the "Salubungan" along with the military.   Salubugan is the annual reenactment of the union of the people forces in the ouster of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.   This year's commemoration has the theme "EDSA 2018: Effecting Change Towards Strengthened Democracy." The administration's high-level officials and key EDSA revolution personalities are also expected to ...Keep on reading: 300 cops to join Edsa ‘salubungan’ reenactment on Feb. 25.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018

Ray Allen to visit Manila in Comic-Con Asia 2018

NBA legend Ray Allen will be among those attending the first-ever Comic-Con Asia 2018, which will be held March 24-25 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay. Allen, who won two NBA titles as a player, will be in the country in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Spike Lee's movie, "He Got Game", which starred the NBA career leader in three-pointers made and Denzel Washington. Sen. Manny Pacquiao will also be in the event as he was chosen as the event's ambassador last September. Headlining the two-day event will be former comic-book writer and Marvel legend Stan Lee, who has already confirmed his attendance.     Get your spidey senses tingling as Marvel’s comic legend, Stan Lee, is coming to ComicCon Asia 2018! Who’s excited? We definitely are! Be sure to keep following our page to learn more about how you could meet and greet him soon! #ComicConAsia2018 #CCAsia2018 A post shared by ComicCon Asia (@comiccon_asia) on Jan 17, 2018 at 4:48am PST Also joining the 95-year old Lee and Allen is Walter Jones, the original Black Ranger from the "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers". The full slate of guests has also be announced and as follows: Cosplayers:  Hoku Props Vampy Bit Me Nana Kuronoma Anna Redei Jay Tablante (photographer) Local talents:  Yael Yuzon Harvey M. Tolibao (comic book artist) Carlo Pagulayan (comic book artist) Ian Sta. Maria (comic book artist) Armand Serrano (Walt Disney Animation Studios)  Visitors may register here. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 18th, 2018

‘Yolanda Commemoration Day’ pushed

SENATOR Sonny Angara wants November 8 declared as “Yolanda Commemoration Day” to mark the day the supertyphoon struck the Eastern Visayas region. Ahead of the fourth anniversary of Typhoon Yolanda, Angara filed Senate Bill 1596 which seeks to declare November 8 as a special non-working public holiday in Eastern Visayas….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsNov 7th, 2017

Baguio joins nationwide protest against tyranny

BAGUIO CITY — The afternoon rain did not stop Baguio protesters from staging a march rally in response to the call for a national day of protest against extrajudicial killings, martial law and tyranny on September 21, the 45th anniversary of the declaration of martial law in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsSep 24th, 2017

President Duterte Will Most Likely End as a Failure

We Filipinos have to learn the hard way that in a properly functioning democracy, there are no shortcuts, no quick and easy way of doing things, no miracles—only hard work, constant vigilance. We said as much in an early editorial and we want to stress that point again today in light of the 45th anniversary of the declaration of martial law by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos ........»»

Category: newsSource:  philnewsRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2017

DPWH-Biliran joins 119th DPWH anniversary and sportsfest celebration

DPWH Biliran District Engineering Office (BDEO) actively participated on the DPWH Sportsfest activities in commemoration of the 119th DPWH Anniversary Celebration with this year’s theme: “Kapayapaan ay Bigyan Daan, Upang Kaunlaran ay Makamtan”......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsAug 8th, 2017

EDITORIAL - Stand up for someone’s rights

The country joins the world today in marking 68 years since the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration on Human Rights......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 9th, 2016

Thai authorities block Bangkok march on coup anniversary

BANGKOK --- Police in the Thai capital blocked a march Tuesday by pro-democracy activists protesting four years of military rule and calling for elections this year. About 3,200 officers were deployed to prevent about 200 protesters from marching from a Bangkok university campus to Government House. Faced with barricades, a tropical downpour and lines of police, the protesters dueled with authorities by loudspeaker, trying to outshout police warnings that the demonstration would tarnish Thailand's image, scare tourists and cause congestion. Activist Seriwith Seritiwat said the protesters would "never back down." Tempers briefly flared as protesters and police pushed at each ...Keep on reading: Thai authorities block Bangkok march on coup anniversary.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News9 hr. 31 min. ago

Meranaw Prof on revisiting Marawi siege: “We lost our identity in a year’s time”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 May) — Wednesday, May 23, will be the first anniversary of  the Marawi Siege and the declaration of martial law, and while the physical destruction of Marawi has been repeatedly captured in dramatic photographs and video clips, a retired Literature professor at the Mindanao State University wants the world to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Koko Pimentel pays tribute to Edgardo Angara

"Leaders of his caliber are a rare breed, and getting rarer still, and he will truly be missed." This was how Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel will remember former Senate President Edgardo J. Angara, who passed away at age 83on Sunday. Pimentel paid tribute to Angara and extended his condolences to incumbent Senator Sonny Angara and his family. "I join my colleagues and the whole nation in mourning the passing of former Senate President Edgardo J. Angara, a true public servant and a pillar of the Senate," Pimentel said in a statement. READ:Senators mourn death of Angara The senate president credited Angara for his contributions in "nurturing democracy in the years...Keep on reading: Koko Pimentel pays tribute to Edgardo Angara.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

P2.5M for letter opener

A 20th century Fabergé brass letter opener, a 19th century oil painting of the Annunciation, vases by French artist Émile Gallé, and a Hispano-Filipino ivory figure were among the many opulent pieces on sale at the Makati City showroom for Casa de Memoria’s 2nd anniversary auction on May 5. The auction house — which specializes […] The post P2.5M for letter opener appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

[OPINION] Marcos and Duterte: Strongmen’s changing playbook

    At no other time since the light of democracy shone on our shores more than 30 years ago have we experienced unrelenting threats to our freedoms. Today, more than ever, journalists like myself find renewed meaning in World Press Freedom Day, an annual commemoration of this profession – more like ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

Statements: Cordillera Declaration Against Tyranny

By CORDILLERA MOVEMENT AGAINST TYRANNY www.nordis.net Today, April 24, 2018, as we commemorate the 34th Cordillera Day, we remember events that breathed life into the Cordillera people’s mass movement for self-determination, genuine democracy and peace based on social justice. In this struggle, we remember the men, women and children, who ….....»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsApr 29th, 2018

MAT Cordillera launched on Cordillera Day

As part of the 34th Cordillera Day celebrations at Pacday Quinio Elementary School here in Baguio City; Igorot elders, martial law survivors, local officials, teachers and youth among others representing the six provinces and two cities of the Cordillera signed a declaration of unity to resist tyranny and uphold democracy......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsApr 29th, 2018

De Lima joins call for Senate probe into Boracay closure - Rappler

De Lima joins call for Senate probe into Boracay closure - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsApr 28th, 2018

Sandwich revisits hits, triggers nostalgia in 20th anniversary concert

Twenty years is a long time to create milestones, make mistakes, and to change course. To create music, record albums, and perform in sold-out shows. Twenty years is a long time to touch lives, create a fan base, inspire people through music, and convince them that they need to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

CPA founding member awarded at Araw ng Kagitingan

QUEZON CITY — In commemoration of Araw ng Kagitingan, various groups and organizations joined forces at Quezon City to honor individuals and organizations “courageously fighting for democracy and human rights amid the state of tyranny and repression that grips the country today”......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

PANDAN TO CELEBRATE SILVER DINAHIT FESTIVAL IN APRIL 2-8, 2018

The first ever festival in the island province of Catanduanes is celebrating the 25th or the silver anniversary of its foundation since in 1994. This is in commemoration of the Austronesian migration to this island using a double outrigger non-motorized banca called “DINAHIT” by the locals and whose replica and manner of boat construction is […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolperyodikoRelated NewsApr 7th, 2018

Zubiri wants Bangsamoro bill passed on Marawi siege anniversary

MANILA, Philippines – Mindanaoan Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri is eyeing the Senate passage of the long delayed bill creating a new Bangsamoro region on May 23, the  first anniversary of the bloody Marawi siege. (READ: Lawmakers tell Duterte they'll pass BBL by end of May ) "I will try to pass the BBL (Bangsamoro Basic Law) by ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018