Archive | January, 2012

How is the press faring in its Corona impeachment trial coverage? via @cmfr


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@cmfr posed the question on twitter “How is the press faring in its Corona impeachment trial coverage?” The Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) is organized to support the work of enhancing ethical and professional values in the Philippine press. It is day 7 of the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona started […]

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Documentary: The Doc Gerry Ortega murder


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“We jail people for killing one or two persons. How about institutions or people that ravage the environment and cause the death of hundreds or thousands? The floods of Palawan are absolutely due to mining – due to the denudation of forests.” Doc Gerry Ortega One year ago on January 24, a gunman shot dead […]

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@senmiriam Senator Santiago lays down 3 Crucial Points for the Impeachment Trial


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This is a press release from Akbayan For the first time after a week-long absence, Miriam Defensor-Santiago appeared as a senator-judge in the impeachment trial of embattled Chief Justice Renato C. Corona. The feisty Senator gave her perspective at the beginning of the trial yesterday. First, Santiago stresses that the impeachment proceedings is not a […]

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Impeachment and Reproductive Health Advocacy: Parellelisms and Contrasts


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IMPEACHMENT AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ADVOCACY: PARALLELISMS AND CONTRASTS (Opening Statement of Rep. Edcel C. Lagman at the “Prospects for the Philippines” forum of the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP) on 19 January 2012 at the Mandarin Oriental, Makati City)   Edcel Lagman, photo credit ph.yfittopostblog.com For some time now the entire nation is focused on […]

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Impeachment Chronicles, 16-19 January 2012 (Day 1-4) via Akbayan


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This is a press release from Akbayan. Impeachment Chronicles Updates on 16-19 January 2012 (Day 1-4) Defense’s delaying tactics apparent in the first week of the Senate Trial The information materials on the impeachment process and on the impeachment case against Chief Justice Renato Corona seek to educate the people on the legal processes in and to […]

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Dismantling Coronarroyo, A Conspiracy of Millions


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Speech of Akbayan Rep. Kaka Bag-ao for the 14th Year Anniversary of Akbayan Citizens Action Party, 23 January 2012, Pugad Lawin Hall, Quezon City Sports Club, Quezon City Distinguished and honored guests, friends of Akbayan, my party-mates in Akbayan Kung Hei Fat Choi! I welcome this invitation to speak before you today as a refreshing […]

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Simplifying the Senate Rules on Impeachment Trials


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What is the nature of the impeachment proceedings before the Senate?  How will the trial proceed?  What are the salient features of the Senate Rules? The impeachment trial of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona has already begun and the people are eager to watch, learn and analyze the ongoings. Hence, it is just but […]

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Kung Hei Group meet up in UCC


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Guess who is who in Twitter? @limbertqc @RENESLAZO @tetalimcangco @aupijuan @momblogger @FrancisAcero @unlawyer @mrsunlawyer @indayevarona It was a two hour banter with more than 140 characters that @cryptonomikon noticed how noisy we were in UCC Terrace. It’s good to express in more than 140 characters every so often , observe the expressions and nuances of […]

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