Philippines: Issues raised over Arroyo’s appointment of Macarambon

Here’s my latest blog roundup for Global Voices Online: Embattled President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo recently appointed Moslemen Macarambon Sr. as commissioner of the Commission on Elections just before the Philippines went into an extended All Saints Day holiday. The appointment comes at the heels of the barangay (village) elections and the resignation of Comelec Chairperson […]


Tech links for the week

Today being a Sunday, here‘s a fresh rendering of the famous painting Last Supper using Lego. In a bid to curb iPhone reselling, Apple has started a policy of refusing cash payments for new iPhone purchases and limited to just two the number of iPhone units one person may purchase. MySpace will soon offer free […]


Deadly Mall Blast Shocks Filipinos

Here’s my roundup as posted on Global Voices: Citizen journalism and citizen punditry is alive in the Philippine blogosphere, and we saw this within minutes of a deadly blast at the popular Glorietta mall in Makati City, the country’s financial capital. As of posting time, eight have been confirmed killed while 120 others were being […]