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The Philippines’ contribution to the Beyond Broadcast 2009 conference

Last June 3rd to 5th, media experts, new media players, media producers, researchers, journalists, activists and others interested in the rise of new media gathered at the University of Southern California‘s Annenberg School of Communication in Los Angeles for the Beyond Broadcast 2009 conference. Organizers invited this blogger/journalist/activist to speak at the opening plenary session […]

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New cellphone tax in aid of election

For the past few months, the House committee on oversight quietly studied how revenue agencies could jack up the proceeds from gazillions of pesos in a new tax to be siphoned off from Filipino cellphone users. In its narrow view, the House panel avers that government is not able to check whether the taxes remitted […]

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Really great resume designs

Now that many young people graduate from college, most or all of them would soon be applying for jobs, left and right. The essentials to jobhunting is the resume. My personal advice is not to buy those one page “biodata” templates. One must also not limit choices to whatever Microsoft Word offers. Design-wise, here are […]

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CenPEG’s analysis: People Power

Here’s an analysis of the current situation from the Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CenPEG), a public policy center established shortly before the May 2004 elections to help promote people empowerment in governance: The outpouring of outrage generated by the abduction and expose’ of Rodolfo Jun Lozada, former president of state corporation Philippine Forest, […]

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MALAYA: Rallyists vs ‘evil’ warned on sedition; Luneta protest moved to Makati

By REGINA BENGCO Malaya February 22, 2008 MALACAÑANG yesterday said government would allow its critics to hold a prayer rally on Friday but the justice department would monitor it for seditious statements. “Hintayin natin ang mangyayari. Hindi namin sila pipigilan,” said chief presidential legal counsel Sergio Apostol. Apostol said the government will not suppress the […]

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MALAYA: After hiring bond freeze, OFWs targets ‘training fees’

By ANTHONY IAN CRUZ Malaya February 18, 2008 AFTER moving successfully to scrap new rules on direct-hiring by foreign employers, overseas Filipino workers are now eyeing protests against the imposition of “training fees” of up to P45,000 under President Arroyo’s “supermaids” program. Suspended last week was the implementation of a rule requiring foreign employers to […]

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