Roundups

Smart Bro plug-it vs. Globe Visibility

Tech expert and big-time Pinoy music fan Jim Ayson shares his experience with both Smart Bro plug-it and Globe Visibility. Plus a cameo role by PLDT WeRoam. Guess which product wins the Jim Ayson speed race. Still on the topic, Pinoy SEO also tested Smart Bro’s prepaid plug-it in Iloilo. Another blogger however thinks the […]

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Tech Updates: PSP, DS and more

Sony PSP outsold the Nintendo DS Lite in Japan in March but Wii buyers greatly outnumbered PS3 newbies, according to latest published numbers. A Reuters report confirms this. Still on PSP, USA Today highly recommends Crisis Core: As with most Final Fantasy chapters, story is core to the experience. Writers effectively capture the camaraderie between […]

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Notes on the raging rice crisis under President Arroyo

The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan has made a preliminary study of the ongoing rice crisis which was presented to leaders of Bayan’s various member-organizations. The study is interesting and should be an eye-opener to those who harbor naive notions about the rice supply crisis as well as for those who swallow the Arroyo administration’s line that […]

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Photos of anti-Arroyo protests in Hong Kong

Here’s a slideshow of some photos sent to this blogger/journalist by the Gloria Step Down Movement-Hong Kong chapter and the Hong Kong Campaign for the Advancement of Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines (HKCAHRPP), the groups spearheading the protests during President Arroyo’s visit to HK: More photos below, this time by Reuters and Associated […]

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Kosovo declares independence from Serbia

A few minutes ago, Kosovo prime minister Hashim Thaci announced the independence of Kosovo which was immediately approved by their parliament.  In so doing, Kosovo has become the newest independent state in the world. Reuters reports on the event: Kosovo declared independence from Serbia on Sunday, ending a long chapter in the bloody breakup of […]

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Roundup of news coverage on Microsoft’s Yahoo bid

The three biggest wire agencies reports on Microsoft’s bid on internet portal Yahoo: Associated Press Microsoft Corp. has pounced on slumping Internet icon Yahoo Inc. with an unsolicited takeover offer of $44.6 billion in its boldest bid yet to challenge Google Inc.’s dominance of the lucrative online search and advertising markets. Continue here. Agence France […]

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Bloggers look back to 2007

I submitted this roundup to Global Voices Online: Before 2008 started, many Filipino bloggers wrote their assessments of the year 2007. rolling store listed the top 12 events for people’s organization. Topping the list is the release of the damning report of United Nations special rapporteur Philip Alston that said that the Philippine military was […]

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Links on Jose Rizal

Today is Rizal Day. In tribute, here are top links on the Philippine national hero: Jose Rizal Website by the Jose Rizal University Jose Rizal on Wikipedia Jose Rizal by the Washington University Jose Rizal by the University of Pennsylvania Jose Rizal by the Pantas Project Philippines Jose Rizal by the Ateneo de Manila University […]

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Tributes pour in for Monico Atienza and Rene O. Villanueva

The blogosphere is in mourning over the death of Monico “Nick” Atienza, secretary-general of the mythical Kabataan Makabayan during the First Quarter Storm, former political detainee, victim of military torture and military ambuscades, and university professor. Atienza and Rene O. Villanueva, head writer of Batibot and author of children’s books, multi-awarded writer and playwright. succumbed […]

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Today’s dose of tech news

First off, something local: Former NEDA Secretary Romulo Neri faces arrest over his refusal to appear before the Senate investigation into the National Broadband Network scandal. To protect the omerta, Malacanang has vowed to do everything to “protect” Neri. Groups such as Agham and CPU should now start checking the contents of the failed NBN […]

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