Blog Action

10 questions for Senate, Congress candidates

Today is #juanvote Blog Action Day and I have these questions to ask candidates for senator, and district and partylist congressperson: Internet freedom is important to Filipinos: Are you going to file or support a bill repealing the Cybercrime Law and the Data Privacy Law? Government and all officials should be accountable and transparent to […]

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Self-fulfilling prophecy: Culture of impunity goes unchallenged under Aquino

Referring to extrajudicial killings and the killing of journalists in the Philippines in his July, 2010 State of the Nation Address, President Benigno Aquino III declared that his administration would “hold murderers accountable.” Despite that pledge, six journalists have been killed since then, or a total of ten since the Ampatuan Massacre of November 23, 2009 claimed the […]

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Bayanihan of Filipino bloggers

Margaret Mead reminds cynics: Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. An unknown author meanwhile offers this advice: If you want to be incrementally better: Be competitive. If you want to be exponentially better: Be cooperative. Inspired by these words and […]

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Satur Ocampo, activist and netizen

Ka Satur Ocampo, the respected leftist statesman running for the Senate this year, doesn’t look and act like he’s 70 years old, which he already is. His endurance is obvious in his active leadership and participation in street protests. He’s young at heart, remaining true to the hopefulness of the ranks of young Filipinos to […]

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Blog Action Day: A Tribute to Heroes

The 1986 People Power uprising created countless heroes from among millions of ordinary folk who came out to defend the military from certain doom and to destroy a dictatorship that oppressed the people and plundered the treasury. That four-day rally became the country’s pride and the world’s shining example of what a united people could […]

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100 days left before May 10 elections

The elections are just 100 days away. To mark the occasion and to provide netizens a venue to share their views on elections issues, 40 folks (so far) have joined the group blog and collaborative project called 100ARAW.com. I am proud to be among these folks who come from various backgrounds.

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Blogfest.asia gathers Asian bloggers

Scores of bloggers and social media users, joined by vendors and various organizations, gathered from Nov. 5-8 in Hong Kong’s Henry Leong Community Center for Blogfest.asia, arguably the first gathering of bloggers from across Asia. Participants came from a good number of countries and territories: Vietnam, Taiwan, Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Kyrgyzstan, […]

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