Friday, November 27, 2009

Draft Charter for Autonomous Bicol Region

Drafting of the Bicol Charter continues today. At the moment, dedicated provincial coordinators (Albay, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Catanduanes, Masbate, and Sorsogon)and the Secretariat of the Bicol Autonomy Movement are working in Legazpi City (and according to Nap Mangente, they may work until the wee hours of the morning!)to finalize the first version of the draft charter, which will be the basis for wider public consultations!

Mabuhay ang Bicolano!

CONSORTIUM FOR ELECTORAL REFORMS

The Consortium for Electoral Reforms (CER)launched its VOTE PEACE Project, intended to set up a monitoring mechanism for election-related violence. A two-day training workshop is being conducted in the Imperial Suites, Quezon City to prepare partners for the formidable task.

"Strengthen democratic institutions, deepen our democracy!"

Friday, November 20, 2009

Movement for Bicol Autonomy!

JOIN THE BICOL AUTONOMY MOVEMENT! DRAFT CHARTER FOR AUTONOMOUS BICOL REGION IS BEING PREPARED! FORMAL LAUNCHING OF THE MOVEMENT DEC. 8, 2009. WILL POST OTHER DETAILS NEXT WEEK

Thursday, November 19, 2009

On the move!

We now have significant movements in the electoral arena. The administration party seems to be losing a lot of members while those who are allegedly in the opposition are getting more members!

It is an unfortunate sight! Those who assumed that their supposed allies are bound by principles and programs are now realizing that they are into an entirely new ballgame.

Those who spoke to the media about the unshakeable strength and power of a merged politcal party are now finding themselves humiliated.

Indeed, politicians are scampering for cover. After all, the most important thing at the moment is not anymore what (or how much)they receive today. Its about securing a place (and a hold to power) in the future.

And we have many turncoats hoping that joining the popular candidate/party will save their career in politics or in the bureaucracy.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

SJSA National Colloquium

Katatapos lang ng Society of Jesus Social Apostolate(SJSA) Colloquium na ginawa 13-15 Nobyembre 2009 sa SEARSOLIN, Xavier University, Cagayan De Oro City.Nagkaroon ang grupo ng isang simpleng misa na pinangunahan ni Archbishop Tony Ledesma.



Saturday, November 14, 2009

2010 elections sa mata ng isang Atenista

Pinadala ng isang estudyante bilang ambag niya sa paghahanda nating lahat para sa eleksyon 2010:

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Maraming salamat Neil! Mabuhay ka at ang mga kabataang tulad mo!

SJSA NATIONAL COLLOQUIUM

The Society of Jesus Social Apostolate Network is having its 2nd Bi-Annual Colloquium 13-15 November 2009 at the SEARSOLIN, Xavier University, Cagayan De Oro City. Gathering with the theme "SAFEGUARDING 2010: ACTIVE ELECTORAL PARTICIPATION" are the Directors and Representatives of more than 30 institutions from all over the country - all partners of the Jesuits.

I gave the talk on POLED101:RE-FAMILIARIZING THE SJSA FRAMEWORK/POLITICAL FRAMING USING SJSA POSITION PAPERS. Here are some photos of the on-going conference:





Peoples Development Agenda in Sorsogon City

It is a humbling experience facilitating the process and looking into the output of a multisectoral workshop in Sorsogon City, and trying to put into writing a development direction which will be jointloypursued by the city government, on one hand, and the non-government and peoples organizations on the other.

Below are some snapshots of the workshop conducted thru the initiative of PANGOPOD with the support of The Asia Foundation last 29-39 September 2009 at Jane's Restaurant, Sorsogon City: