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Pandayang Lino Brocka Film Fest now on its 14th year

The Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival is now in its 14th year of gathering students, amateur and independent filmmakers, and film collectives in the hopes of finding a new generation of film-makers following the footsteps of…

COP27 Sponsor The Coca-Cola Company Named Worst Plastic Polluter for Five Years in a Row According to 2022 Brand Audit

Activists in the Philippines file legal complaint vs 7 corporations for dangerous plastic packaging, false ‘recyclable plastic’ claims The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo, and Nestlé come in as the world’s top plastic polluters for five years running, according to Break Free…

Red-Tagging of NUJP Secretary General a Grievous Act against Press Freedom

As brazen as the next expected act, the secretary general of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) was red-tagged in a recently aired program via Sonshine Media Network International (SMNI). Ronalyn Olea, NUJP secretary general and managing…

Community organizing: Elderly and street children advocates

by Edward M. Gerlock Edward M. Gerlock storifies below the principles, dynamics, and power of community organizing as a sequel to his Priestly solidarity with poor farmers, “Father, did you not realize that to oppose the banana companies is subversion!”, and American priest…

Through Your own lens

a photo essay by Edward M. Gerlock   There is no description but an attempt to see what participants see. There was a time when I was asked to teach at the major seminary (Maryhill) and it bothered me that…

American priest lives with urban poor

Pressenza runs this sequel to Edward M. Gerlock’s Priestly solidarity with poor farmers and “Father, did you not realize that to oppose the banana companies is subversion!”. by Edward M. Gerlock                   I was never particularly fond of being in the Manila area (until…

Milagros’ Three Angels: A Glimpse of the Significant Personalities Behind the De Castro Foundation Hospital, Inc.

It is rare to find three generations of doctors with the same name, Dr. Angel, serving and leading a foundation hospital for six decades and still counting. -The joy of cultural mapping by Dr. Genevieve Balance Kupang On August 23 up…

Priestly solidarity with poor farmers

by Edward M. Gerlock   Pressenza requested Edward M. Gerlock, popularly known as Ed in the NGO community, for an interview about his life, works, missions, insights, experiences, and perspectives. Below is the first part of his interview with Pressenza…

A Pandemic Diary

a personal narrative by Agnes Prieto     The clouds scudded on a pristine blue sky, almost a perfect day…except for a silence, too quiet. A leaden weight, the end of a flow of whizzing, scurry of cities and countries,…

Philippines: Supreme Court justices, judges, lawyers and professors decry red-tagging

Analysis by Perfecto Caparas     Bulwarks of the rule of law are closing ranks. Lawyers, professors, judges, and Supreme Court justices are rising up in arms against the red-baiting menace that has bewitched the country. Legal eagle At the…

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