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Marcos, never again!

Should you vote for Bongbong Marcos? This is a question that many Filipinos sadly cannot answer with conviction (pun intended?). More than 30 years since their ouster, it seems those who didn’t suffer through Martial Law find it easy to buy into the propaganda that it wasn’t that bad—and maybe it was even a golden […]

Statement: Bloggers for Freedom

We concerned Filipino bloggers stand for the rights to free expression and to free speech. And our first responsibility is to protect these rights. We thus stand with Rappler, its right to exist, the rights of its working journalists and contributors, and the rights of its community of readers. We stand against moves to silence […]

I have a dream

On Monday, join the Million People March to express your disgust on the pork barrel scam. A straightforward solution to this mess will not come easy, but the collective disappointment of a million people sends a clear message—this has got to stop. Monday, the 26th of August—is National Heroes Day. A great day to be […]

11.23.09: Never Forget

I’ve yet to mention on this blog (because I don’t blog!) that I’ve been working for the PCIJ for several months now, handling web–related matters and other tech–related things. It took me time to finally join one of our beyond–the–office activities, and this was it—the second year anniversary of the Maguindanao Massacre. It was also […]

National Bloggers What?

Do we need a national bloggers association? There has been so much talk about this that I feel the need to throw in my own two cents. But instead of raising every possible reason to make it seem like an unnecessary undertaking, I’ll just quote what has already been said by fellow bloggers. I’ll just […]

Five on Friday: Dear Noynoy

You are exactly where your father should’ve been three decades ago — and you should always remember that. In the past few weeks, I’m sure all forms of political ass–kissing has come your way. Some may expect that you owe them a favor for supporting your spectacular rise to the presidency, but please be reminded […]