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Sen. Trillanes’s new online office is down

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, still detained by the Arroyo government despite the electoral mandate he won as member of the Upper House of Congress, today opened an “office” in the internet. GMANews.tv reported that the senator’s site at http://www.trillanes.com.ph but a quick visit as of this posting shows that the website is down for unknown […]

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Global and local tech updates

Here are some eye-catching and interesting technology updates.International tech developments: Hong Kong-based DotAsia Foundation starts accepting registrations for the new .ASIA domain. Internet giant Google has gobbled up microblogging “activity stream” and microblogging manager Jaiku which directly competes with Twitter. See Jaiku’s announcement here. Google meanwhile still dominates internet search engines, according to a recent […]

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Pacquiao, Barrera finish 12 rounds

Its like quarter to 1 pm here in Manila: GMA-7 is still showing one of the undercards. But according to livebloggers of the Pacquiao-Barrera fight in Las Vegas, the two fighters already fought 12 rounds. The winner, says this spoiler, will be announced in a few minutes from now.

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Arroyo must not cover up, impose Cyber-Ed

Something smells like putrid sewer water in the GMANews.tv item which quotes Mrs. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo claiming that there is a need to “protect the cyber-education project from unnecessary controversy” soon after her administration got exposed in the ongoing National Broadband Network controversy. Surely, Mrs. Arroyo feels a need to protect Cyber-Ed perhaps because bigger […]

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Web Favorites: Search, Get New Fonts, Convert

Starting this weekend, I will feature fantastic sites that deserve more attention and more visitors because they are cool and helpful. Here are the first three: 1. Gahooyoogle — Imagine searching on Google and Yahoo! at the same time. You’ll be able to do quicker searches than before, right. Gahooyoogle does it for you. Just […]

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New impeach rap filed vs. Arroyo; Pro-Arroyo solon swiftly endorses complaint

Mrs. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s politics of survival is getting really destructive. Just yesterday, one of Arroyo’s loyalists in the House of Representatives endorsed a three-page impeachment complaint that is apparently meant to inoculate Mrs. Arroyo from an opposition-initiated and therefore more authentic effort. The misuse by the Arroyo camp of the impeachment process is too […]

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Pinoy Blog Roundups at Global Voices Online

Please visit Global Voices Online for my blog roundups on the following topics: the storm of anti-racism protests against “Desperate Housewives” expanded Paypal services for Philippine users; and the resignation of Benjamin Abalos as Commission of Elections chairperson Mong also did some roundups recently on: the scandal that has reached Malacanang; and the conviction of […]

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Dutch court upholds order to free Jose Maria Sison: "Prosecution lacks enough concrete proof vs. Sison"

A Dutch court today again dealt a blow against leftist leader Jose Maria Sison’s tormentors by rejecting an appeal by prosecutors who questioned his release. See reports from Inquirer.net and ABS-CBNnews.com for details. Prior to this, Dutch investigators visited the Philippines and spoke with the Philippine National Police which boasted of having solid evidence against […]

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Tonyo starts writing for Global Voices Online

I started today as pro bono author today at Global Voices Online with a round-up of Pinoy bloggers’ reactions to the resignation of Benjamin Abalos. Thanks to editor Preetam Rai for welcoming me, and for Mong for the inspiration.The Pinoy blogosphere is growing fast and full of dynamism. Let’s see what we can do to […]

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Sa mamimili ng Nestle: A poem by Joi Barrios

Here’s a break from regular programming on this blog. I’m reposting a poem by Prof. Joi Barrios that urges public support and sympathy for striking workers of Nestle Philippines. Ma’am Joi explains: “This poem is for Diosdado Fortuna, president of the Nestle Workers’ Union in the Philippines, who was slain on September 22, 2005. Meliton […]

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Tonyo’s Blog Disclaimer

Heretofore and unto now, this blogger-hosted weblog has had to rely exclusively on the blanket disclaimer provided for the corporate body of blog*spot addresses. While this kind of disclaimer is usually sufficient to protect a blogger from liability, it falls short when dealing with inherently offensive content, websites with a mind of their own and […]

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