Bloggers Kapihan supports and encourages bloggers to join the Pinoy Citizen Journalism Seminar on Nov. 29 at the UP Diliman National Institute of Geological Sciences Bldg.!
Maraming salamat po. For non-Filipinos, that’s “thank you” for you.
Thank you for participating, one way or another, to the Blog Action Day 2008 Philippines held yesterday Oct. 15.
We in Bloggers Kapihan are both humbled and made proud that Filipino bloggers responded to our belated call to action. This site was put up Sunday night and we only started popularizing it Monday. Some of us texted and emailed all our personal friends, in a last-ditch effort to drum up interest in this cause. It is thus our joy to see many responded to our call and that of the US-based network which led the global effort. Continue reading Blog Action Day 2008 Philippines, a success
Video blogger CoksiBlue posted a mini documentary on a small bayside community in Cavite, giving us a visual illustration of rural poverty.
He then issues this call:
Now, itâ€™s up to me and to everyone else who sees injustice, pain, and suffering, to make the whole world aware that Filipinos are one with the world, the human race, in fighting against poverty.
Letâ€™s start with words.
And dare turn it into action.
Tonyo Cruz features the heroes of the poor who chose to fight against poverty in his post .
Also, takes the opportunity to explain Imperialism and poverty.
fritzified.com’s Blog Action Day post takes off from a news item on a fire that hit one of the many slum areas in Metro Manila:
A huge fire engulfed the homes of hundreds of families in that area beside the Loyola Memorial Chapels, a little past 2AM on July 5, 2008. We were driving down the opposite EDSA lane and headed for Boni when we saw it happen. Something suddenly hit me: sh*t, fire got
Continue reading Featured post: fritzified.com
Blog Action Day 2008 Philippines also had its share of funny posts, reflecting the Filipino’s penchant for humoring himself amid crisis. Continue reading Featured post: Billycoyâ€™s Blasted Brain Blogs
Comelec spokesman James Jimenez wrote about poverty and elections:
Itâ€™s like love and marriage, only malignant.
Poverty and elections are inextricably linked to each other in a perverse sort of equilibrium. Poverty drives people to sell their
votes, thereby ensuring that those who buy votes actually have a much greater chance of winning elections. Continue reading Featured post: James Jimenez
A consultant to folks who wish to migrate to Canada, Apol writes about the dreams he sees in the eyes of so many people who have sought his help.
I have nothing against those who opted to leave the country to look for a greener pasture. It’s their families’ welfare and future at stake and it’s their right to secure it. However, immigrant visa application is not cheap and not everybody may qualify to apply. So what happens to the majority who don’t have the education and funds to apply for immigrant visa to countries like Canada, which promises generous government benefits? Continue reading Featured post: Apol the Great
Dine Racoma spoke through verse in her Blog Action Day post. Continue reading Featured post: The D Spot