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Bulatlat (“Bulatlat” — to search, probe, investigate; to unearth facts) Its mission is to fight for truth and justice, freedom, and against the abuse and misuse of power by the country’s political leaders.
IBON Foundation (“Ibon,” a Filipino word for bird; a symbol of freedom) An independent research-education-information development institution that undertakes the study of socio-economic issues that confront Philippine society and the world today.
Bayan (Bagong Alyansang Makabayan) New Patriotic Alliance Bayan or New Patriotic Alliance is a national multi-sectoral alliance of people’s organizations committed to the Filipino’s struggle for national freedom and democracy.
HARIBON FOUNDATION | Protecting Nature.. Preserving Life Takes the lead in caring for Nature with the people, for the people. A membership organization committed to nature conservation through community empowerment and scientific excellence.
Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas | Struggle for Genuine Land Reform! A nationwide organization of landless peasants, small farmers, farm workers, subsistence fisherfolks, peasant women and rural youth.  Carries out painstaking organizing and education work among peasantry as an important requisition to building a strong and mass-based organization. NUCLEAR FREE PHILIPPINES COALITION A campaign-oriented coalition of 129 national and sectoral organizations of teachers, youth and students, peasants, women, health professionals, churches, labor, urban poor, science and technology, and human rights advocates nationwide.
WELCOME TO COURAGE ON-LINE | Official Homepage of COURAGE-PHILIPPINES The Confederation for Unity, Recognition and Advancement of Government Employees. Its website aims to provide vital and updated information concerning the plight and struggles of the public employees as well as the Filipino people in general. Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement A non-government organization engaged in the design and implementation of community and habitat development program across the archipelago.  Envisioning a society of empowered communities, it utilizes a 4-fold approach, i.e. education to combat ignorance, livelihood to fight poverty, health to fight diseases, and self-government to combat civic inertia.
The Official Website of Akbayan, Citizen’s Action Party Within the context that formal institutions of democracy remained in the hands of the few and the wealthy, the idea of building an alternative — a citizens’ political party — emerged, and Akbayan was conceived as an effort to institutionalize people power, thereby deepening Philippine democracy. Preda Foundation, Inc. PEOPLE’S RECOVERY, EMPOWERMENT AND DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FOUNDATION, INC. (PREDA)  Envisions a just, free, peaceful and prosperous society that serves the common good, respects human rights, especially the rights of children.  Its many services include preventive education on child abuse and HIV-AIDS, and rescuing enslaved children.  It operates a holistic therapeutic home for sexually abused girls.
Coalition Against Trafficking In Women Asia Pacific (CATW-AP) Fighting Sexual Exploitation, Promoting Women’s Human Rights Sexual exploitation violates women’s human rights and is a severe form of discrimination. An international network of feminist groups, organizations and individuals fighting against sexual exploitation of women globally, CATW-AP brings international attention to trafficking in women and girls, prostitution, pornography, sex tourism and bride selling. Maranao Online The Maranaos are the largest Moro and cultural minority in the Philippines, numbering more than 840,000 in the late 20th century. They are known for their brasswork, fine mosques, rish raiment, exotic dances, and love for music. Usually artistic, the Maranao lavish elegant pageantry and celebration. Their festivals are rich in vivid hues of red and purple seen on bright banners and intricate silk malongs on both men and women.
Pusod Pilipinas Pusod, Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit organization whose Mission is to Protect and Enhance the Ecosystems of The Philippines, and to show their significance to the world .   Pusod was formed in Manila on March 2004 to further the work originally begun in 1995 by the Babilonia Wilner Foundation. Third World Studies Center The Third World Studies Center (TWSC) of the University of the Philippines is an academic research institute committed to analyze and develop alternative perspectives on Philippine, regional and global issues.
Karapatan | Alliance For The Advancement Of People’s Rights KARAPATAN is an alliance of individuals, groups and organizations working for the promotion and protection of human rights in the Philippines. Its founders and members have been at the forefront of the human rights struggle in the Philippines since the time of Marcos martial law regime. Moro Islamic Liberation Front – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Some history for those of you looking for more information about the MILF
SanibLakas  Foundation SanibLakas Foundation is a formalized synergy of individuals who are dedicated to pursue the vision of human development and harmony through synergy, and who have teamed up among themselves and with other like-minded and like-spirited people to pursue program thrusts, programs, and projects that fulfill the mission of promoting synergism consciousness and building actual synergies in various areas of human concern. The organization embraces four complementing components, with membership as its main resource. Bayan Muna Home Page Bayan Muna, the people first. This is our battlecry. A society where true freedom, democracy, justice and peace prevail. This is our vision. We, the members of BAYAN MUNA, pledge this commitment as we draw inspiration and lessons from the historic struggle of our heroes and martyrs.We stand on a platform of change and social transformation that addresses the basic problems that have plagued our country foreign domination, feudal bondage and a graft-ridden government.
Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) is an independent, nonprofit media agency that specializes in investigative reporting. It was founded in 1989 by nine Filipino journalists who realized, from their years on the beat and at the news desk, the need for newspapers and broadcast agencies to go beyond day-to-day reportage. The Center believes that the media play a crucial role in scrutinizing and strengthening democratic institutions. The media could and should be a catalyst for social debate and consensus that would redound to the promotion of public welfare. To do so, the media must provide citizens with the bases for arriving at informed opinions and decisions. A Nation Under Endless Tyranny – History of the Muslims in the Philippines “A NATION UNDER ENDLESS TYRANNY” 2nd Edition, By Salah Jubair – This online book on the Moros is not presumed to be exhaustive and scholarly. It is not history either. The following pages constitute an attempt to explain the hows and whys the Moros became strangers to the land they had nurtured for centuries – and which they are now trying to liberate -with their blood, sweat and tears.
MILF Central Committee on Information Official Website Continuing the struggle for the right to self-determination and freedom of the Bangsamoro People Isang e-zine para sa mga kabataang Pilipino ang Naglalathala ito ng mga personal na sanaysay, tula, dula, maikling kuwento, lathalain, komentaryo tungkol sa pambansang usapin, at iba pang akda ng mga kabataang Pilipino.
Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino BMP is a political organization of militant, democratic and socialist workers and unions. BMP envisions a society where working class is empowered in all spheres of social life; where the fruits of the toils of labor is wielded by workers through their political organizations, and where social and cultural norms and mores are truly effective of the dignity of labor. BMP is organizing the working class into a class-conscious and independent political force in the country today. Bangsamoro Orange World Network – UNDERSTANDING BANGSAMORO INDEPENDENCE AS A MODE OF SELF-DETERMINATION Abhoud Syed M. Lingga Chairman Bangsamoro People’s Consultative Assembly
Foundation for the Philippine Environment (FPE) The Foundation for the Philippine Environment was established on January 15, 1992 to help mitigate the destruction of Philippine’s natural resources. FPE was created through a process of nationwide consultations with 334 Philippine non-government organizations (NGOs) and people’s organizations (POs) and 24 academic institutions. The Philippine NGOs and POs took the lead in conceptualizing and organizing FPE and its subsequent program directions. The collective efforts of the Philippine and the United States government agencies and NGOs paved the way for the funding of FPE, making it the first grant-making institution for the environment in the Philippines. MOROLAND Land of the Bangsa Moro Mindanao, Sulu and Palawan comprised the Land of the Moros since the 13th century. The lands north of it like the Kingdom of Manila were invaded and colonized by Spain. The Moro sultanates Sulu, Maguindanao, Buayan and the Maranao confederacy however fought and maintained their independence until the coming of the Americans in the beginning of the 20th century. End the U.S.- Arroyo Regime! End the Evils of Corruption, Extra-Judicial Killings, Torture and Illegal Arrests! End Poverty! Arouse, Organize, & Mobilize the Filipino People Against Imperialism, Bureaucrat-Capitalism and Feudalism. Struggle for National Freedom and Democracy in the Philippines. Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates – Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates The Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) is a non-stock, non-profit alliance duly registered under the laws of the Philippines, with SEC No. ANO92-03505.  It was established on August 9, 1986 in a Congress that was participated in by more than a hundred organizations from all over the Philippines.  It was formed as an alliance of individuals, institutions and organizations committed to the promotion, protection and realization of human rights in the Philippines.
VERA Files Frontpage VERA Files is published by veteran Filipino journalists taking a deeper look into current Philippine issues. Vera is Latin for “true.” The following journalists constitute the board of trustees and main writers of VERA Files: Yvonne Chua, Booma Cruz, Chit Estella, Luz Rimban, Jennifer Santiago, Ellen Tordesillas. Suriin Ang Kahirapan About 1 in every 10 Filipinos, or 10 percent of the total 90 million population survives on just $1 per day, while another 41.2 percent on less than $2 daily, according to the World Bank. It also notes that the poverty situation in the Philippines is worse than in other countries of the Southeast Asian region.
 Biyaheng Pinoy  Enjoy a bit of Cultural  Flavor Deli Syosa The Philippine culinary experience is so rich and varied and ever changing. Many of our traditional dishes are still staples of the lunch or dinner table, but many are fast disappearing or changing to the point of unrecognizability. My mother used to sniff at the toyo slathered dishes saying that that is NOT adobo. Thus this blog welcomes contributors to the country’s edible culture. Interviews with the older generations, dishes prepared as family staples, food experiences, practises, spells and superstitions… even food allergies.
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