Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Akbayan has made an audio visual presentation (avp) of the typhoon that struck Manila and its ongoing relief operation efforts.
They have uploaded this video to youtube for easy access and here is the link to the avp: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Owt-lzAe7c
The video is a tribute to those who generously shared in Akbayan's relief operations for the victims of Tropical Strom Ondoy. We are overwhelmed by the generosity and the volunteerism that we have witnessed.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
How to help
Ways to donate to the Philippine National Red Cross via the PNRC web site
Another list of where to donate goods via Bury Me In This Dress blog
Hot lines for help:
National Disaster Coordinating Council - 912-2112 / 911-1873 / 912-2665
Citizens Disaster Response Center - 0906-4361185
Red Cross - 527-0000 / 524-5787
Coast Guard - 5278481
Bureau of Fire Protection - 729-5166
Pagasa - 433-8526
Senator Manny Villar - 0917-4226800 / 0927-6751981
Senator Richard Gordon - 0917-8997898 / 0938-444BOYS
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration - 0917-8986992
Department of Trade and Industry - 751-0330/ 0917-8540009
Department of Health - 7438301
Department of Interior and Local Government - 925-0343
Philippine National Police - 117
Metro Manila Development Authority - 136
National Capital Region Police Office - 838-3203 / 833-3354
Marikina - 646-2436 /161
Pasig - 643-0000
Cainta - 387-2992
Meralco - 631-2222
Napocor - 921-3541
Maynilad - 1625
Manila Water - 1627
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Relief donations drop in centers in Manila:
1) Balay Expo across Farmers Market contact: Jana Vicente: +63 9285205499
2) Caritas Manila Office at Jesus St., Pandacan Manila near Nagtahan Bridge (tel.no. 5639298/5639308)
3) Radio Veritas at Verit...as To...wer West Ave. Corner EDSA (tel no. 9257931-40)
How you can help, pls click here: http://helpondoyvictims.wordpress.com/2009/09/26/how-you-can-help-from-twitter-as-of-sept-26-1005pm/
More photos on the Manila flood: http://www.calvinshub.com/2009/09/photos-of-metro-manila-flooding-due-to-typhoon-ondoy/
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III has officially announced that he will seek the presidency in 2010, exactly 40 days after the death of his late mother, former President Corazon Aquino. Calls for the senator to seek the presidency has grown stronger after the death of his mother, last August 1 and the 26th death anniversary of his father, Benigno “Ninoy" Aquino Jr., on August 23.
A Noynoy presidency oould usher in a fresh start for the country. But whoever wins in the 2010 elections, the important thing is to ensure that the vote is credible. The country can no longer afford to have a president with a questionable mandate.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Professor Walden Bello, AKBAYAN Chair Emeritus, was proclaimed on Friday by the Commission on Elections as AKBAYAN party's second representative in Philippine Congress. He will have his oath-taking on Monday and will hit the legislative ground running, with the endorsement of the impeachment complaint against Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez and participation in committee hearings. A recipient of the Alternative Nobel Award (Right to Livelihood Award 2003), Rep. Walden Bello is a welcome change in the House of Representatives.
To know more about Walden, please read his profile here: http://www.waldenbello.org/
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Humanitarian crisis has worsened in Gaza after Israel intensified its operation against the Palestinian people. Israeli tanks has penetrated deeper inside the densely populated-city on Sunday. The ground operation into Gaza strip had been preceded by air and artillery attacks on the territory in more than seven days of bombardment which killed more than 500 people so far, mostly civilians.
War is stupid!
Hatred has to stop now!
Aggression is not the solution to the ongoing conflict!
Both parties should enter into a peace effort at once!
photo credits: ABC news