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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
Disclosure for Elections 2022: Jane is a second cousin of Alex Lacson, who is running for senator.
Updated: November 2021
This is what more than 100 organizations from the media, coalitions, civil society, business, academe, law, and the Church said as they launched a first-of-its kind initiative on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, called “#FactsFirstPH.”
FactsFirstPH brings together various sectors that are committed to promoting truth in the public space, and exacting accountability on those who harm it with lies.
Music and the arts have always been a part of the political scene. It will be no different this time as various artists, singers, songwriters, and instrumentalists under the newly-formed collective Musicians for Democracy (MD) produced a collaborative music album, “Tayo ang Tutugon!” which they will launch on November 10, six months before the May 2022 polls.
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…)
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.
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.
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.