Archive for the ‘Media’ Category

Trump has a lot to learn from Duterte on taming media

Oftentimes, when we read or watch on TV news about what’s happening in Donald Trump’s United States of America, you can easily find similarities in the Philippines. It’s because Trump and the Philippine’s Rodrigo Duterte have many things in common: their contempt for the rule of law, their low regard of women, and their antagonism […]

July 24, 2017  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Media  2 Comments

Bringing stupidity to another level

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre probably thought the public would buy his tale linking opposition lawmakers to the Maute terror group which is one of the reasons for the current turmoil in Marawi City. It only affirmed his stupidity. As social media commenter Joel Vivas tweeted, “Kakaibang level.”

June 8, 2017  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Justice, Media, Terrorism  8 Comments

Mocha Uson and Duterte deserve each other

Why are the non-fans of President Duterte protesting the appointment of dancer – singer Mocha Uson as assistant communications secretary? They deserve each other perfectly. Why are they questioning the appointment citing lack of qualification of Uson for the job that pays between P87, 000 and P106, 000 a month? Uson’s qualification is unassailable: she […]

May 12, 2017  Tags: ,   Posted in: Governance, Media  10 Comments

Road Safety fellowship for journalists

The 2015 World Health Organization’s Global Status Report on Road Safety estimates 10,379 fatalities in the country a year, half of them motorcycle riders, followed by pedestrians. That’s more than 10,000 families deprived of a father, a mother, a brother, a sister or a member of the family, many of them were breadwinners caused by […]

January 30, 2017  Tags: ,   Posted in: Health, Media, Road Safety  No Comments

The awesome Meryl Streep

She captured our hearts with her stirring performances in “Sophie’s Choice” and “Deer Hunter.” She helped us forget our problems with enjoyable performers in “Mamma Mia” and “The Devil Wears Prada.” She was a joy to watch in last year’s movie, “Florence Foster Jenkins.” But her acceptance speech for being honored with the Cecil B. […]

January 10, 2017  Tags:   Posted in: Media  15 Comments

For a more responsible Facebooking

We are glad that Facebook has restored the account of journalist Inday Espina-Varona after it was erroneously blocked last Monday morning. What happened to Inday’s FB account shows how things have gotten out- of -control with Facebook, the social media phenomenon with over 1.79 billion users, almost a fourth of the world’s population. Monday evening, […]

November 30, 2016  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Media  6 Comments

Advice to Duterte: check on your hubris

The statement of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales that the plunder and graft case filed by Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV against then presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte is being investigated reassures those who are worried that the issue would be buried with the election of Duterte to the presidency. Many were afraid that the Ombudsman ‘s office would […]

November 28, 2016  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Governance, Media  3 Comments

Duterte wants media as watchdog and partner

By VERA Files President Duterte welcomes media’s role as watchdog even as he considers it a partner in informing the people about what the government is doing for them, a Palace official said. In a message he delivered in behalf of Press Secretary Martin Andanar at the launching of the Media Ownership Monitor (MOM) website […]

November 26, 2016  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Media, Vera Files  2 Comments

It’s stomach upset, not jet lag; latest version why Duterte missed APEC dinner

So it was not jet lag that was the reason why President Duterte was absent in the gala dinner heads of state attending the 2017 Leaders Meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation in Lima, Peru last Saturday as he earlier told reporters. It’s stomach upset. In his interview at the Wireless Catholic Cemetery in […]

November 25, 2016  Tags: ,   Posted in: Health, Media  4 Comments

Gems from Amanpour speech Filipino journalists can identify with

CNN’s chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour has been awarded the Committee to Project Journalists’ Burton Benjamin Memorial Award for “extraordinary and sustained achievement in the cause of press freedom.” In her acceptance speech Tuesday night, she urged media to hold firm to the basic values of journalism: “As a profession, let’s fight for what is […]

November 24, 2016  Tags: ,   Posted in: Media  One Comment