Social Media

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo "Digong" Duterte

PerryScope By Perry Diaz Not only can a presidential candidate with a shoestring budget win but when he also promises to stamp out corruption, he would be the butt of jokes. He’d be called a nuisance candidate or a quixotic wannabe, someone who dreams big and accomplishes nothing. And in today’s big-bucks presidential campaigns, it’s like racing the “Indianapolis 500” with a go-kart against the Read More …

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz In today’s age of information, news travels fast in various forms of media. From the traditional newspapers and TV news channels to the phenomenal social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others. Social media has taken command of the Internet-based information-sharing industry. It allows “netizens” to practice their independent brand of journalism. Indeed, social media has revolutionized societal and cultural norms. Read More …

Social-Media

GLIMPSES By Jose Ma. Montelibano The Internet and FaceBook are quite indispensable to me nowadays. My continuing interest in advocacy work, and the gradual tiring of a senior citizen’s body, force me to resort to working online to constantly reach the people I need to. It is a virtual world that many Filipinos are finding themselves in, and the world has never been smaller. Almost Read More …

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GLIMPSES By Jose Ma. Montelibano These are exciting and wild times, the kind I had been anticipating. For years, I had written about great shifts that will challenge our nation, frustrations that would bring about catharsis, aspirations that would find fresh expressions among our younger generations. I wrote consistently about these times of great change because the signs were clear to me. What kept me Read More …

How social media depict the President

By RIGOBERTO TIGLAO The Manila Times The so-called mosquito press in the years before Marcos’ fall refers to the anti-dictatorship newspapers that broke that regime’s tight hold on information. These ranged from left-leaning publications to college newsletters to weeklies such as intrepid Eugenia Apostol’s Mr. & Ms. (initially a lifestyle magazine) and Jose Burgos’ We Forum. (Mrs. Apostol would set up the Philippine Daily Inquirer Read More …

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Customers in a shop that offers internet services in Quezon City. President Aquino signed the Cybercrime Prevention Act aimed at punishing crimes committed on the internet.

Anybody using popular social networks or who publishes online is now at risk of a long prison term By Gilbert P. Felongco Gulf News Manila: An international rights watchdog said a new Philippine law governing the use of the Internet would also impact on freedom of expression as much it aims to address cybercrimes. In a statement, the New York-based International Human Rights Watch (HRW) Read More …

AFP © An office worker browses online in Manila in June 2012. A new cybercrime law in the Philippines that could see people sentenced to 12 years in jail for posting defamatory comments on Facebook or Twitter is generating outrage among netizens and rights groups.

Source: AFP MANILA (AFP) – A new cybercrime law in the Philippines that could see people sentenced to 12 years in jail for posting defamatory comments on Facebook or Twitter is generating outrage among netizens and rights groups. The stated aim of the cybercrime law is to fight online pornography, hacking, identity theft and spamming in the conservative Catholic nation amid police complaints they lack Read More …

Cyberspace

A Cup O’ Kapeng Barako By  Jesse Jose I have a few chosen cyberspace friends that I keep.  They all have one common trait: all are prolific writers, irreverent, and barako-like in their way of thinking.  They all have an open mind on things.  At hindi mga pikon.  They all know how to jab … and to jive.  We all have utmost respect for each Read More …

Power Point By Elizabeth Angsioco Manila Standard Today I consider myself technology-challenged. Some friends say that I am averse to technology. I resisted computers. It took me many years before I could write directly on one. Until now, I have yet to maximize computers and the Internet. But I have since conceded that age is not a hindrance to learn at least some new ways Read More …

The Facebook group “The Noisy Minority” was formed only recently but has become a very active group talking about a lot issues.  — PERRY DIAZ Palace slams ‘noisy minority,’ blames media ‘sensationalism’ By Aytch S. de la Cruz and Michaela P. del Callar Vexed by the onslaught of criticisms it has been receiving lately on the government’s failure to prevent the recent bombing incident in Read More …