Musings

Time for absentee voting for journalists

This is long overdue. Journalists and other members of the media who cover the elections, especially Election Day, should be able to vote through absentee voting. Normally, reporters start their work on the eve of the elections and have no time to join their families in going to their polling precinct to cast votes. The […]

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US conference applauds Pinoy texting power

Yes, folks, our sophisticated use of cellphones makes Filipinos a star here in the Los Angeles conference I’m attending. Speaking at the Beyond Broadcast 2009 plenary session yesterday (Thursday in Manila), I shared how we make use of mobile phones for pro-consumer and pro-people ends. Read more about it at the TXTPower website. I’ve met […]

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10 worst countries to be a blogger

It is taken for granted or regarded lightly, but the relative freedom we enjoy in expressing ourselves through is heaven compared to the hell experienced by bloggers in other countries. In naming the “worst online oppressors”, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) notes that “booming online cultures in many Asian and Middle Eastern nations have […]

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Merry Christmas 2008!

To my online and offline friends and to everyone: May you all have a very merry Christmas! Christmas is a happy time indeed. While we are taught that Easter is the greatest Christian feast, for many Filipinos, Christmas is the happiest and we mark it through song. Together, let us celebrate our boundless hope and […]

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‘Addicted’ to US elections, will we recover?

The long US presidential campaign finally ends next week when Americans finally cast their votes on Nov. 4 to choose their next leader. But will we all recover to this new addiction? Will we get rehabilitated soon enough from news, commentary and features about the race between a Democrat who would be the first black […]

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