We're participants of the 4th CALD Communications Workshop!! Having loads of fun and learning a great deal! Let's hope we'll all be able to grow together as party partners!

Monday, September 25, 2006

Women reserved seats ?

Hope all the cloggers are clogging away! I am writing a report examining the effectiveness of quotas or reservations in legislatures for women. My submission which I 've shared on my site is that for inclusive politics women reserved seats are not the answer. In Pakistan we 've had reservation for over 59 years but the results are left wanting.

I will propose in the report that political training of men and women is needed rather than stop gap measures of seats etc.

If anyone out there has any material on the subject, please share it with me.


Gulmina Bilal

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Attn caldcloggers: urgent action required

Bad news dear friends! Our collective Blogging guru .. .. our man of immense patience.. our man with all the techi answers , Abraham Olandres aka Abe is down with the flu virus. In other words, while he might be apt at keeping his laptop free of viruses, his physical body is another story.

I've been told by his doctors that he can only get well if he get ``hits" of get well soon messages. The more the ``get well soon Abe hits" the faster his recovery .

So lets start people... we have to have our guru back in action.

Gulmina Bilal

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Progress from PDI-P

Soon I got back to my office, I prepared my presentation about all things that I've got from CALD Workshop that would be presented to my central board. And yesterday, in weekly board meeting, I had a big apreciation for my presentation from everyone who attend the meeting.

Although they still didn't know very well about how the things work, they really got some points that the internet could be an alternative media. The meeting also decided to endorse all politician from our party to make a blog!

Now, I've manage a blog entitled "Suara Oposisi" (Voice of Opposition) and I plan to make a podcast in the next week with the theme "Rice Import" as an actual issue (an interview with member of parliament).

Hendra Kusumah

Friday, September 15, 2006

Communications Workshop Highlights and Awarding Ceremony Videos

Relaxing Exercise!

Awarding Ceremony

Narwin Espiritu

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

09 Sept 2006, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Headquarters, Taipei, Taiwan - DPP Chairman Yu Shyi-kun (center), former Premier of Taiwan, welcomes CALDcloggers Mr. John Coronel (right), Executive Director of the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD) and Ms. Pia Artadi-Facultad (left) of the Liberal Party of the Philippines (LP) to the DPP Headquarters

Now back in Manila after a hectic week in Taipei. The 4th CALD Communications Workshop was indeed successful thanks to the active and dynamic participation of the delegates. We will be updating the CALD website to include a new chapter featuring this event under CALD conferences and workshops.

Our flight back was delayed due to inclement weather and the ride was quite bumpy. I trust that all participants returned home safely with new found skills.