Citizen Jane

DOLE says salesladies will no longer be required to wear high heels!

Have you ever noticed, in some malls that you go to, that the salesladies always wore high heels? Each time I noticed that, I would wonder how they ever got through the day. I know how my feet would hurt … Continue reading

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What is all this ado about bloggers at #ASEAN2017?

I am compelled to write this piece, if only to document our ongoing struggle to make citizen engagement in the Philippines a NORMAL part of participatory governance. It is a constant uphill battle that is often tiring, makes me question why I … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Chief Justice Sereno gave a powerful commencement speech at the Ateneo de Manila 2017 graduation

Here is the transcript of Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno’s Commencement speech to Ateneo de Manila’s graduating class of 2017 Continue reading

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What is an advocate?

I came across this definition of an advocate on the Facebook wall of Dr. Antonio Dans. It’s a pretty good description. I think I will expound on this in a future post. ADVOCACY is (according to wikipedia) – “an organized … Continue reading

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I am Citizen Jane (@citizenjaneph)

“Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead I’ve been a citizen advocate since 2009 as a co-founder of Blogwatch, a small group of concerned … Continue reading

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Using Bubby as an ONLINE social media tool to reach Pinoys OFFLINE

In September of 2013, I discovered a new microblogging platform. My friend Noemi was using it and introduced me to the person in the Philippines representing Bubbly, an audio platform that allows you to record 90 seconds of voice. It … Continue reading

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