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A visual metaphor for the BNPP by Chuck Baclagon
February 27, 2009, 9:05 am
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Drawings or comic strip containing a political or social messages, related to current events or personalities, are commonly called ‘editorial cartoons,’ they serve as  visual metaphors and caricatures that explain complicated political situations, and thus sum up a current event with a humorous or emotional picture.

Such is the case with the artist Manny Francisco, who was generous enough to lend his editorial cartoon that appeared on The Manila Times to us.

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There is strength in numbers by Chuck Baclagon
February 24, 2009, 3:23 am
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“Not in our backyard!” was the common sentiment of the mass that gathered in the prayer rally against the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant.

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A Song dedicated to Rep. Mark Cojuangco and other pro-BNPP Representatives by Chuck Baclagon
February 23, 2009, 3:58 pm
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Here is a song dedicated to Rep. Mark Cojuangco and other members of the House of Representatives who seem hellbent on railroading the HB 4631 calling for the revival of the Monster of Morong – the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant at to tune of $1 Billion.

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Of Hope and Nay-sayers by Jenny Tuazon
February 23, 2009, 10:05 am
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Hundreds form "No to BNPP" solidarity messageYesterday, I joined the hundreds who created the “NO TO BNPP” human banner as a solidarity message against the revival of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant. Witnessing around 800 people join the activity made my hopes so high. After the event, I settled on to optimizing the pages that would contain the inspiring story and photos. First, I visited some forum sites to check new replies to the thread I posted week ago as an invitation to people who might want to come and join the activity. In the first hour of going through the forums, I was disheartened by some who replied things like, “greenies go home, up a tree preferably, then fall,” “it would be nice if I don’t experience brownout in April,” and, “who gives a rats butt what greenpeace thinks.” It would not be smart of me, I suppose, to jeopardize my principles by replying to them harshly so I opt to post a link to the photos taken from the activity with a message of gratitude to the people who came.

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No to BNPP! by Chuck Baclagon
February 22, 2009, 6:00 am
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There was a certain kind of chill in the air as I walked in the still empty campus of the University of the Philippines (U.P.), it was still 5:30 in the morning, the sun’s not yet up and there was no one there lest for the occasional jogger or cyclists.

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Around the traps… by Chuck Baclagon
February 21, 2009, 7:52 am
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Bataan Nuclear Power Plant proponent, Congressman Mark Conjuangco seems to be getting a lot of airtime in the blogosphere recently below are some interesting posts about him.

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Madness and Apathy by Chuck Baclagon
February 21, 2009, 7:06 am
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The Bataan Nuclear Power Plant has been given several monikers since its conception – the white elephant, Morong The Bataan Nuclear Power Plantmonster and the ghost of Morong, among others.  It has also been alluded to as a glorified stove by no less than the proponent himself, Pangasinan Representative Mark Cojuangco.

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