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What could go wrong in the 2016 elections?

A year before elections, watchdog LENTE points out five issues that need to be addressed ASAP A year before the 2016 National and Local Elections, the election group LENTE (Legal Network for Truthful Elections) identifies five concerns/issues that could affect the elections’ credibility. The five concerns are: appointments in the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), the […]

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#SaveMaryJane TIMELINE OF EVENTS: What happened in the last 5 years

It’s time to breathe a sigh of relief for now. The past weeks has been a rollercoaster of emotions but now is the time to look back and see what our country learned from this crisis situation . I only noticed Migrante International this month of April and I admired how they worked hard to […]

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Bantayan yung binoto mo #juanvote

If you are interested to know more, just drop an email . To volunteer please sign up here I am feeling so accomplished. I just finished a four week massive open online course (MOOC) on “Citizen Engagement: A Game changer for development?”, conducted by World Bank with partners such as London School of Economics, Overseas […]

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Philippine hemophilia community seeks public support

In celebration of the World Hemophilia Day on April 17, the Hemophilia Association of the Philippines for Love & Service (HAPLOS) will spearhead a national gathering of different Hemophilia groups and support organizations at the Glorietta Mall in Makati City on April 11 to 12. Dubbed “Count Me In,” the two-day activity seeks to raise […]

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If you are participating at the #RightsCon2015, Blog Watch is inviting you to our sessions

It’s full blast ahead for RightsCon SEA 2015 here in Manila, the first time the summit is held outside Silicon Valley! RightsCon is the premier summit series bringing together civil society, engineers, activists, lawyers, companies, and governments on the subject of the internet and human rights. This March 24 and 25, RightsCon will move to […]

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Mamasapano cover-up fuels conflict, people’s outrage

“Systematic cover-up.” That sums up the main take away from the legislative hearings into the January 25 Mamasapano tragedy. As the nation commemorates the 40th day of the deaths of 44 Special Action Forces, 18 Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) guerrillas and six civilians, we demand clear and transparent reports from the various bodies probing […]

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Interested to be a Blog Watch intern ?

Blog Watch seeks voter empowerment , citizen engagement and governance transformation. Initially called a Blog Watch project for the 2010 elections, it was our vision to simply provide another avenue to promote voter education. We found ourselves extending the project beyond the 100 day honeymoon period of President Noynoy Aquino. Today, Blog Watch focuses on […]

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Distorting truth and accountability through black propaganda? #mamasapano

A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on his shoes. – Mark Twain The phrase “negative campaigning” is often being done during the campaign period. In the 2010 presidential campaign, I wrote about the Villarroyo, black propaganda and negative campaigning. In my story, Bobby Reyes of Mabuhay Radio cited […]

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