(We are reproducing in full the statement read by Dr. Anthony Leachon last October 19, 2021 at the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on the… Read More »Statement of Dr. Anthony Leachon before the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee (October 19, 2021)
Jane T. Uymatiao is known as @citizenjaneph. She spent more than 15 years as an IT auditor/consultant at an accounting firm and another 2.5 years as VP-Head of a bank's Corporate Planning Division. She has been blogging for about 15 years now and is one of the early adopters of social media. She believes in active citizen engagement, pushing for transparency and good governance, and is regularly tapped to speak on social media-related topics. Her personal blogs are: yoga and wellness (yoginifrommanila.com), tech (titatechie.com), lifestyle (philippinebeat.com), and personal (janeuymatiao.com) Jane has a Master’s degree in Business Administration, major in International Business with a focus on Strategic Management, from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She is also a certified yin yoga teacher. More details at www.linkedin.com/in/janeuymatiao Updated: May 2021
6 past Department of Health (DOH) secretaries
3 past DOH undersecretaries
Several past presidents and leaders of medical societies
In total, around 470 doctors (and counting since more are signifying intent to sign…)
These are the doctors who, as of this writing, have put their signatures to the strong statement expressing indignation and a call to action (updated as of 13October2021).
Finally! The health sector is collectively calling out against corruption and its voice is LOUD AND CLEAR!
Is this the tipping point?
For the longest time, I had been quite frustrated with the medical profession. It was pretty obvious that the pandemic response since the beginning was short on science and long on political and economical fronts. In my mind, the people who could best lead the pandemic response, as well as give us updates fresh from the ground, were the healthcare workers themselves.
In June 2021, the National Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL) submitted a position paper to COMELEC and Congress entitled “Enhancing the AES with the Adoption… Read More »NAMFREL suggests enhancement measures for the Automated Elections System (AES)
Vote Pilipinas is a non-profit, non-partisan online and offline information campaign aimed at mobilizing Filipinos to register to vote for the upcoming national and local 2022 elections. They teamed up with COMELEC and kickstarted May by designating it as Voter Registration Month. It is quite symbolic that today’s launch is exactly one year to the day we exercise our right to vote on May 9, 2022.
The goal of Vote Pilipinas is to get 7M new registered voters while staying true to the campaign’s objective of leveraging on technology in providing people accessible, simplified, and unbiased information, and data on voter registration.
The deadline to register yourself as a voter is September 30, 2021. That is just a little over 4 months away so there is a real need to help spread the word around so that more people will be eligible to exercise their right to decide who will be our next set of leaders.
A national plan that provides a framework for the safety of journalists is launched by multi-stakeholders
On the eve of the 10th year anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre, journalists and other stakeholders came together to witness the launch of the Philippine Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists (PPASJ).
The PPASJ is the first of its kind worldwide. We are now in a critical time in our history for media, journalists (and may I add, advocates and critics) in the Philippines. Since 1986, a total of 165 media people have been killed. Today, November 23, 2019, marks the 10th anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre where 58 people, 32 of whom were journalists, were ambushed and massacred. Despite the numerous witnesses presented, the murderers have not yet been convicted with finality.
FULL TEXT: Retired SC Justice Antonio Carpio delivers keynote address at a forum on the West Philippine Sea
Speaking for the first time after retiring from the Supreme Court, Justice Antonio T. Carpio delivered the keynote address at a forum on a Code of Conduct (COC) on the West Philippine Sea.
We are reproducing Justice Carpio’s speech in full below.
FULL TEXT: Amb. Albert del Rosario’s opening remarks in a forum on a code of conduct in the West Philippine Sea
At a recent forum organized by the Stratbase ADR Institute with the theme “ASEAN 2019: Advancing Partnerships in Promoting Peace, Security, Stability, and a Code… Read More »FULL TEXT: Amb. Albert del Rosario’s opening remarks in a forum on a code of conduct in the West Philippine Sea
(This is the Filipino version of “I am voting to keep the Senate as the last bastion of checks and balances”. For the English version,… Read More »Boboto ako para panatilihing huling balwarte ng checks and balances ang Senado