Musings

My Christmas and New Year wishlist

Christmas is just two days away and 2010 is not far behind. I hope this list is not too late! Here’s my wishlist — the key word here being “wish”. I wish to have some or all of them as we work through the final days of 2009 and take things as cool and composed […]

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President Arroyo and disaster preparedness

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who partied with Prospero Pichay on Wednesday night amid devastation caused by typhoon Ondoy, proudly spoke about disaster preparedness in her last state of the nation address: International authorities have taken notice that we are safer from environmental degradation and man-made disasters. As a country in the path of typhoons and […]

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What is Gilbert Teodoro up to in Washington DC?

President Arroyo’s defense secretary Gilbert Teodoro is on a largely quiet mission in the United States, with the 2010 presidential contender scheduled to speak on “the US-Philippine alliance” in a forum organized by conservative think-tank Heritage Foundation. The Philippine embassy has given clues on what he seeks to accomplish while in the US:

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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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