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Filipino YouTube Stars Unite in Song for Philippines. by Green Mango

Filipino YouTube Stars Unite in Song for Philippines (“The Prayer” // Typhoon Haiyan Yolanda)

Note: This video is definitely not mine but it’s worth sharing. enjoy and be inspired.

#ProjectPagbangon Concert Series atbp.

[Event] #ProjectPagbangon Concert Series. By Philippine Misereor Partnership.

On the occasion of this year’s Human Rights Day, the Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. (PMPI) launched a music video-making competition on the theme “RELIEF AND REHABILITATION ARE HUMAN RIGHTS”.

Please see details below or visit pmpi.org.ph for more.

Project Pagbangon music video making by PMPIThe friendly competition is fairly simple: Using the anthem, create a MUSIC VIDEO that portrays how you and your friends, family or organization demonstrate your solidarity with victims and survivors of calamities, with the theme of the contest in mind of course.

STEP ONE: Watch the Original Singers Edition music video of Sandugo posted above.

STEP TWO: Send an email of intent to join using the subject “#ProjectPagbangon Contest” to pmpsecretariat@yahoo.com. Please include name of contact person, cellphone number, and short profile of your group. We will reply with a download link of the high resolution wav audio file of the song and further instructions.

STEP THREE: With the wav file, make a music video using your own video footages and/or photographs, animations and other open-source materials.

STEP FOUR: Upload your music video on Youtube, and send us a link to your music video by replying to the email with which we sent you the link of the wav file.

Considerations for judging include Substance (40%), Creativity (40%), Number of views of your entry in Youtube (10%) and Number of likes in Facebook (10%). Top three entries win recognition tokens and P10,000 each. Deadline for submission of entries is February 10, 2014. Winners will be determined on Araw ng Kagitingan 2014.

Entry to the competition is free, and each of the first 10 to join gets a complimentary music album and book worth at least 1,000.

Source: http://pmpi.org.ph/27-contests/69-join-the-projectpagbangon-music-video-making-contest

Let us help victims of typhoon #YolandaPH

List of donation drive for victims of typhoon #YolandaPH.


dakila and yogi donation drive

dakilaph’s #RideRockRelief IV!

Little Art Place
222 Wilson St., San Juan City
November 10, 9am-4pm

In times of great calamity, we invoke the spirit of #bayanihan and reach out to fellow Filipinos in need of our help. We can build and rebuild our nation with our own hands.

Yogi Fair is opening its doors to DAKILA’s Ride Rock Relief program. On November 10, 2013, from 9am to 4pm, My Little Art Place will be accepting relief goods for our brothers and sisters in Visayas who have been severely affected by super typhoon, Yolanda.

In times of great calamity, we invoke the spirit of bayanihan and reach out to fellow Filipinos in need of our help.

We can build and rebuild our nation with our own hands.

We are calling on Artists, Cyclists, Sponsors, Donors and other individuals who could donate their talent, time, and relief goods for our brothers and sisters in Visayas.

For more information please see official EVENT LINK:


The Philippine Lasallian Family is banding together once again for relief operations to our fellow Filipinos who were affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda. Various La Salle Schools have begun taking in donations and volunteers.

For details visit delasalle.ph

one dlsu

Let us be everyday LaSallian Heroes by helping out our brothers and sister by donating through COSCA.

For in-campus donation (cash or in-kind)

Deposit it through the DLSU Cashier. Inform them to credit your donations to the DLSU Relief Fund (Acct # 600-135). Please do not forget to send one copy of the official receipt to Ms. Jan Trampe of COSCA for proper acknowledgement.

Send all of your in-kind donations to COSCA.

For off-campus donation (peso)

You may go to any UCPB Branch and deposit to:
Account Name: De La Salle University
Account Number: 120-1147119

For off-campus donation (dollars)

Account Name: De La Salle University
Account Number: 01-120-300035-8
Swift Code: UCPBHMM

For web-based donation

Click on http://www.globalgiving.com
On the donor search, type in Philippines Disaster Relief (project # 3916)
Make sure you click on the Philippine Disaster Relief Project being implemented by De La Salle University. You may use this facility for your credit and debit cards donations.

For more inquiries, please contact Mr. Joseph Rosal, Coordinator for Community Engagement, COSCA at 525-4267 or local 147. Thank you. – Robert Hechanova


#Volunteers NEEDED #DSWD #YolandaPH #BangonPilipinas




Let us help those affected by Typhoon Yolanda! Donate now!


You may donate any of the following:
Food (canned or packed)
Toiletries (shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, etc.)
Mosquito nets
Blankets and/or comforters
*Monetary donations will also be accepted

For donations, feel free to contact us through +63917 864 0333 or +63917 872 5396.

You may also drop them off at the following IskoOps sites:
USC Office, 2nd Floor Vinzons Hall
College council offices


For more information pls also visit RAPPLER.com for a complete list of donation drive @ http://www.rappler.com/move-ph/issues/disasters/43300-reliefph-victims-typhoon-yolanda-help

Teamwork online

Teamwork online

“One is too small a number to achieve greatness.” –John C. Maxwell

Nagkita-kita ang ilang indibidwal mula sa iba’t-ibang NGOs nuong nakaraang October 8, 2013 sa Ceferina’s Restaurant sa may Matahimik St. sa Q.C. Ang laman ng huntahan, magkaron ng ‘updating’ hinggil sa kalalagayan ng “Anti-Cybercrime Law” na na-TRO sa tulak na din ng mga protesta hinggil sa ‘unconstitutionality’ ng nasabing batas. At ang presentasyon ng proyektong “3rd HR Pinduteros Choice Awards.”

Oct 8 HR Pinduteros meet small

Bahagi ito ng inisyatiba ng HRonlinePH.com hinggil sa pagtutulungan ng mga NGOs na gumagamit ng online bilang isang tool para sa promosyon at kampanya ng kani-kanilang adbokasiya sa karapatang pantao.

Marnie and Nica

Marnie and Nica

Sa maliit na ‘resources’ at sa malaking naitulong ng Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) ay inanyayahan ang mga indibidwal mula sa ilang HR NGOs at Peoples Org., siyempre hindi ‘invited’ ang mga NGOs ni Napoles na hindi rin naman namin matatagpuan kung sakaling magkamali kaming imbitahan at ‘di rin naman pupunta kasi siguradong gisado sila kung nagkataon.

May mga indibidwal din na bloggers ang inanyayahan, bagamat ang ilan ay hindi nakarating dahil sa ‘conflict’ sa skedyul. Ganunpaman ay mahigit sa 20 rin ang knakarating. Mabuti na lang at hindi na rin dumami dahil kundi ay lalaki ang bills sa restaurant.

Uminog ang pulong sa talakayan hinggil sa ‘Internet Freedom’. Ito kasi ang tema para sa 3rd HR Pinduteros Choice Awards.

“For the third time, Human Rights Online Philippines or HRonlinePH.com will give recognition to human rights defenders’ efforts to promote, assert and defend human rights by maximizing online platforms. This year the event will celebrate the assertion for freedom of expression and opinion online and offline with the theme “Internet Freedom… our rights, our choice, our voice.”


Maliban sa mas maraming pagpapatawa at pangungulit, binigyang saysay ang talakayan ng mga panauhing tagapagtalakay na sina Nica ng FMA at Marnie ng PIFA. At katulad ng inaasahan ay ang masiglang pakikilahok ng mga nagsidalo.

“… we have seen a growing movement of people around the world who are advocating for change – for justice, equality, accountability of the powerful and respect for human rights. The Internet has often played key a role in such movements by enabling people to connect and exchange information instantly and by creating a sense of solidarity,” said UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, Frank La Rue, when presenting his annual report to the UN General Assembly.

The Special Rapporteur reminded States that, as a general rule, they must ensure that everyone enjoys his or her right to freedom of opinion and expression by maintaining free flow of information on the Internet, and ensuring that the Internet is available, accessible and affordable to all. However, La Rue recognized that freedom of expression can be restricted in very exceptional cases in line with international human rights instruments.

Humantong ang talakayan at huntahan sa tanong na kailangan pa nga ba ang isang “Anti-Cyber Crime Law”?

Sa mga nagdaang “statements” ay sinabi na natin na ang RA10175 ay magagamit lamang laban sa karapatan ng mamamayan sa malayang pamamahayag. Pagtatangka ito na pigilan ang malayang paglalahad ng kritisismo sa anumang kapalpakan ng pamahalaan.

Ilang ulit nang sinabi… Karapatan ng mamamayan ang pagpapahayag ng diskuntento o pagtutol sa anumang polisiya ng pamahalaan. Hindi ba’t ang mamamayan ang “BOSS”?

Frank La Rue explaing the work of the UN human...

Frank La Rue explaing the work of the UN human rights comission regarding the internet, at a press briefing at the Foreign Ministry, Stockholm, Sweden (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression Frank la Rue clarified that there is no need to introduce new standards regulating the freedom of expression on the Internet as all standards already exist, in particular in the article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

-On 29 February 2012, at the 19th session of United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, a Panel on Freedom of Expression on the Internet

Para sa aking pagkakaunawa, ang tagumpay ng social networking bilang medium ay dahil binibigyan nito ng lakas ang pagkakaisa ng mamamayan upang malayang magpalitan ng mga impormasyon at magpahayag. ‘Yan ang ikinatatakot ng mga kurap. Na ang diskuntento na “expressed online” ay tutungo sa “mobilization offline”. Hindi dapat matakot ang matino.

“The successful online campaign against the unconstitutional RA10175 or the Anti-Cybercrime Act of 2012 that temporarily stopped its actual implementation and the very recent August 26 #MillionPeopleMarch in Luneta, initiated online by netizens against the PDAF scam revealed the undeniable capacity of the Filipino people to assert its rights and the use of ONLINE MEDIA as a powerful tool. The power of the people that was manifested both online and offline in both instances had proven the world how true that Philippines indeed is the social networking capital of the world. Alongside, it exposes that the recurring and continuing threat of suppression of freedom of expression also holds true, thus the need to be on guard, more vigilant and assertive in defending for these freedoms.”

Tama, ang social networking o online platform ay magtatagumpay kung pahihigpitin natin ang ika nga ay online teamwork. Online Teamwork para sa karapatang pantao. Kaya ang ‘tag line’ ng HRonlinePH.com ay “Inform. Inspire. Mobilize.”

Ang karapatang pantao ay parehas – online man o offline. Back to basic tayo, ang social networking ay katulad ng anumang pagkilos ng mamamayan -online man o offline kailangan natin ng teamwork.

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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