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Philippines’ Net Index 2011 by Yahoo and Nielsen

Yahoo! Philippines and market research company Nielsen recently released the results of its Net Index 2011 study which, among others, “a shift from shared to private access” in how Filipinos connect to the internet.

Net Index 2011 is the third, consecutive study by Yahoo! and Nielsen that dwells on Filipinos’ internet habits. Continue reading →

Nielsen releases latest PH internet access data

Global market research company Nielsen today made a pre-release of its Southeast Asia Digital Consumer Report which says, among others, that “one in three consumers in the Philippines are now accessing the Internet, with younger demographics significantly more likely to get online than older generations.” Continue reading →

Philippine Digital Strategy 2011-2016

The Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) led other government agencies, private sector representatives and other stakeholders in the launch of the Philippine Digital Strategy 2011-2016 on June 29, 2011 at the Edsa Shangrila Hotel in Mandaluyong City. Continue reading →

Vatican’s official profile of Blessed John Paul II

Blessed John Paul II visited the Philippines twice during his papacy.

The Roman Catholic Church on May 1, 2011 beatified Pope John Paul II, giving him the title of “Blessed” and taking him one step closer to sainthood.

Here is the full English text of Blessed John Paul II’s profile as published in the “Booklet for the Celebration” released by the Vatican for the mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI honoring and extolling the departed pontiff Continue reading →

Bayanihan of Filipino bloggers

"Bayanihan" by painter Joselito Barcelona. Photo from

Margaret Mead reminds cynics: Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

An unknown author meanwhile offers this advice: If you want to be incrementally better: Be competitive. If you want to be exponentially better: Be cooperative.

Inspired by these words and for so many other reasons, I’m joining other Filipino bloggers to form a national organization.

If you believe in the power of community and cooperation, join us in this bayanihan of bloggers.