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Filipinos join #IGF2014 – but where’s the Aquino gov’t?

ISTANBUL – The ninth meeting of the Internet Governance Forum opened September 2nd and runs until the 5th here in this beautiful capital city of Turkey. Organizers said the Istanbul IGF has about 3,000 participants from governments, intergovernmental organizations, business, the technical community and civil society, coming from at least 132 countries. About a dozen […]

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Rise up on Disasters; Tech to the Rescue

The second Geeks on a Beach (GOAB) conference held at Mövenpick Hotel, Lapu Lapu City, Cebu provided time for the topic of isaster relief and rescue. Here is the deck I presented on Day 2 on behalf of TweetUpMNL: Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires Cheers and congratulations to Techtalks.ph and the whole […]

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Madness

Megalomania is defined as “a psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of power, relevance, omnipotence, and by inflated self-esteem”. Sounds familiar, right? Megalomania comes to mind as we read and try to understand the news about President BS Aquino’s desire for a term extension. Moreover, in the process of amending the Constitution to lift the […]

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Tuition in UP, SCUs: The P11.34-billion question

The January-March 2014 issue of Budget Facts and Figures, a newsletter released by the Senate’s Legislative Budget Research and Monitoring Office, reveals that the government expects state colleges and universities (SCU) to generate an income of P7.3-billion from tuition fee collections and another P4.04-billion in “other income collected from students” for fiscal year 2014. These […]

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Give the peace talks a chance

If you care about peace, and would like to see the peace talks between the government and the communist rebels to resume, this post is for you — as well as my column today at the Manila Bulletin. The formal peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GPH) and the National […]

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#iBlog10: Bloggers as activists

On April 4, I joined my friend Kiko Acero at a panel discussion on “blogging and activism” at the 10th Philippine Blogging Summit at the University of the Philippines’ Malcolm Hall. Bloggers should continue to use their popularity and influence for activism.

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Partial victory, ‘unfinished business’ justify a partial appeal to SC’s Cybercrime ruling – BAND

We the Bloggers and Netizens for Democracy (BAND), composed of petitioners in G.R. 203469, are going back to the Supreme Court soon to file a “motion for partial reconsideration” regarding its decision on the draconian Cybercrime Law. For while we are happy that the court partially agreed with us by voiding the provisions on warrantless […]

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