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Pinduteros para sa karapatang pantao

Pinduteros para sa karapatang pantao
By Mokong Perspektib

Human Rights Pinduteros is a name we coined referring to HR community of internet users, HR advocates and activists and HR issues followers that as a network- promote and defend HR and believe in HRonlinePH.com’s call to inform, inspire and mobilize our readers to our cause.”

Sa isang yosi break sa digital activism training nuong 2011 ay nagkulumpon ang ilang mga participants. Kasabay ng paghithit ng sigarilyo at pagsinghot ng usok ng mga hindi naninigarilyo ay ang halakhakan sa kanilang huntahan sa tabi ng swimming pool sa venue ng training.

Ang DIGIBAK o Digital Activism, training for Human Rights Advocacy na aking tinutukoy ay isa sa serye ng palihan na idinaos ng Dakila (Collective for Modern Heroism) sa bansa. Nakadalo ako at ilang mga kasama sa HRonlinePH.com team. Ginanap ito nuong Hunyo 16, 2011 para sa mga taga Luzon. Dumalo ako bilang representative ng TFDP.

DIGIBAK training. screengrab from DAKILA FB

DIGIBAK training. screengrab from DAKILA FB

“#Digibak or Digital Tibak (Filipino slang for activists) is a Digital Activism Program intended to empower human rights advocates to engage the public through effective use of digital media in actively participating in both online and offline platforms of involvement in the human rights movement, democratic processes and governance.”

Napagtripan naming tagalugin ang mga celebrated terms sa digital world katulad ng “LIKE” at “SHARE”. “Gusto,” ang translation ng “Like” ayon sa isa. “Pindutin” ang “Click” atbp.

Mula rito napagkaisahan naming ang tawag sa mga netizen sa tagalog ay mga pinduteros at pinduteras. Dahil sa kiliti at may konotasyong kakaiba ang katawagang pindutero at pindutera, naisip ng grupong nakakatuwa o nakakatawa kung ito ang magiging tawag sa mga tinagurian naming “Fellows” nuon sa HRonlinePH.com.

Simula nuon ay inilunsad ng HRonlinePH.com team ang “HR Pinduteros Choice Awards” na katumbas ng readers’ pick o pagkilala sa mga Human Rights related posts na umani ng pinakamaraming pindot mula sa mambabasa ng HRonlinePH.com. Ngayong 2013 ay ginaganap natin ang pagkilalang ito sa ikatlong pagkakataon. Sa ika-15 ng Oktubre ay magsisimula ang online botohan na magtatapos sa ika-15 ng Nobyembre.

Ano nga ba ang HR Pinduteros Choice Awards? pindutin ang hronlineph.com

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2nd HR Pinduteros Choice Awards -HRonlinePH.com

2nd HR Pinduteros Choice Awards.

In celebration of the coming 2012 Human Rights Week in December and as a way to give thanks to HR Defenders who continued their support by patronizing and contributing online articles, photos, statement, press releases and other resources, HRonlinePH.com is holding its 2nd HR Pinduteros Choice Awards.

The HR Pinduteros Choice Awards is an online event that aims to give recognition to human rights defenders’ online activities (Individuals and groups) that informed, inspired and mobilized the online readers to our common cause that is to promote, defend and assert human rights utilizing the internet as a tool.

Online polling and popularization of the event also hopes to contribute in increasing awareness and build up for the international HR day celebration in December 10, 2012 through encouraging the netizens to visit and learn more about human rights issues, campaigns and etc. posted and featured in different HR sites.

Human Rights Pinduteros is a community of internet users, HR advocates and activist who as a network promote and defend HR and believe in HRonlinePH.com’s call to inform, inspire and mobilize our readers to our cause online and offline.

“2nd HR Pinduteros Choice Awards” aims to:

1. Encourage active HR promotions and posting
2. Recognize online efforts for human rights
3. Promote HR activities online and offline
4. Encourage more readers and patronage for HR sites and causes

Recognitions/Categories for HRonlinePH pinduteros’ (readers’) choice 2012
• 2012 most clicked HR bloggers
• 2012 most clicked HR website
• Top HR bloggers posts 2012
• Top HR networks post 2012
• Top HR event 2012
• Top HR photo 2012
• Top HR off the shelf 2012
• Top HR video 2012


Nominees were chosen from the top items per category posted in HRonlinePH.com based on the hits generated from the period of October 2011 to September 30, 2012.

50% of the score for winning post will be based on HRonlinePH.com statistics

50% will be based on an online voting/polling which will be held from the period of October 2012 to November 30 2012.

Winners will be announced and awarded during the HR week 2012 celebration. (Exact date and venue to be announced)

Noel, Bayang, Gary and Cooky jammed to celebrate human rights

Noel, Bayang, Gary and Cooky jammed to celebrate human rights at 70s Bistro during the Beinte Singko Human Rights Celebration of the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines in partnership with Dakila.

Putting human rights online, Moving people into action

HronlinePH.com Statement on the International Human Rights Day
10 December, 2011

This year, we have all witnessed the transforming power of social media. It has become a vehicle that stirred the ordinary people in every city across the globe to come together to claim for their rights and to effect change even in the face of violent repression.

Philippines is no exception. Social media in the country have already transcended from a mere venue for self-expression and entertainment to a source of alternative news and a platform for social connection, participation, or even political mobilization.

That is how HronlinePH.com came into being.

From a simple collaborative effort of individual human rights advocates to bring the different human rights advocacies online, we grew into a network of human rights activists whose shared motivation is to make human rights a reality for all. Using the available digital technology, we inform, inspire and mobilize the general public especially the underprivileged and the marginalized sectors to assert and defend their basic human rights.

And we will continue to perform this role.

We will keep on providing a space to show the plight of Filipino workers from the brunt of unfair labor practices and job insecurity here and abroad. We will continue to voice the cry of farmers for genuine agrarian reforms. We will carry forward the rights of children even those who are in conflict with the law. We will never cease to expose the detrimental ecological effect of mining on land and water resources and the displacement of farming communities from their indigenous agricultural lands. We will advance the right for sexual orientation and gender identity against any forms of discrimination. We will continue to support the women’s right of choice and access to reproductive health. We will condemn at the highest level the act of torture, enforced disappearance and extrajudicial killings. We will reprove inhumane and violent demolition of informal settlers. We will stand side by side with the writers, artists, journalists in preserving the freedom of the press and expression. We will demand for a guarantee of standard of living with adequate social services free from corporate greed. We will steadfastly exercise and defend our rights offline and online.

Hence we will not leave any story untold.

We will keep every human rights issue a major topic of our blogs. We will cover our websites with news and updates on human rights situation. We will share photos and videos of actual footages that capture the reality on the ground. We will create a trend in twitter and facebook. We will swamp the chatrooms or form online fora or email groups to share and exchange information. We will be in every nook and corner of cyberspace whenever human rights are concerned.

We pose a challenge to the mainstream media, by bringing in new voices which previously had no outlet, and by putting human rights at the center of public discourse. We do not aspire to incite a revolution nor to lead one, but we intend to contribute in reshaping the texture of public opinion to get people involved in the movement for social transformation.

Today as we commemorate the International Human Rights Day 2011, we should keep in mind that human rights belong equally to each and everyone of us. It is what binds us together in a common humanity.

Because human rights are about all of us. Our lives are the message. Our views and actions are the medium.

The hottest way to protest in town- PLANKING!

Photo extracted from reptilepets.co.za

Yes indeed hot na hot ngayon ang planking. Ewan ko na lang kung hindi ka pa napaisip na sumubok. Kung hindi mo pa naintindihan ang plankingmania, tanungin mo si Lolong the more than 20 foot long crocodile. Why? Well fyi, Lolong is an expert, he’s been planking all his life.  Sabi ko nga hindi lang halata!

According to our mokongleaks, it is in fact intentional or no accident why planking and “Tuko-craze” were sensationalized sa halos sabay na pagkakataon.  Besides Lolong the croc kasi, expert ata ang mga Tuko or Gecko sa planking. Imagine planking while chanting “tukkko!” Planking on the wall, planking sa kisame, planking sa likod ng aparador at kung saan-saan pa.

Kaya nga daw mahal sila sa merkado. What might comes next ay gamot na rin ang Planking sa AIDS o Cancer.

“Geckos are small to average sized lizards belonging to the family Gekkonidae, which are found in warm climates throughout the world. Geckos are unique among lizards in their vocalizations, making chirping sounds in social interactions with other geckos. There are 1,196 different species of geckos.” http://geckoinformation.info/

“The rules are simple: you must lie face down, palms flat against your sides, with your feet together and pointing at the floor. Points are awarded for an original location and for the number of spectators and participants involved. You must, of course, have somebody take a photo. Without a photo, you’re just a person lying down.”Tom Meltzer’s article @ guardian.co.uk.

Heto na nga’t may panukalang batas na si Cong Winnie Castello to ban planking sa mga minors at students.

Agad naman itong binara ng mga tumututol.  “Freedom of expression ito and Cong Winnie you have no right to stop us from planking! Kahit sa grades namin!”

A mokong proposal to the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has been sent.  A Convention for the promotion of the right to planking of human rights defenders.

Photo extracted from planking.mobi

Sa sobrang init ng planking, nasagap ng ating mga mokong na tuko na nagpadala na daw ng pahiwatig si Lucio Tan na ibig nitong magpaturo ng planking.

Photo extracted from forbes.com

Yes, madali lang naman magplanking kaya lang ang gusto daw ni Lucio Tan at handa siyang magbayad ng malaki, ay planking sa ibabaw ng Flag Carrier na pag-aari niya.  Matindi pa ang gusto daw niya ay Planking while Flying bilang panapat sa ginawang mass die-in ng mga members ng PALEA.

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