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How Duterte and his Facebook Army are Reshaping the Landscape of Philippine Media

Social media
Technology
Attending one of the earlier press conferences of President-elect Rody Duterte, I could overhear some of the national media reporters wondering what time he would arrive and what ...
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Duterte is a Political Genius

Opinion
The latest move by President-elect Rody Duterte, that of instructing his in-coming DPWH Sec. Mark Villar to disclose to the public all the projects of his family, and ...
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Media Oops in the Duterte Coverage

Media
News
Aside from irritating the other media covering President-elect Rodrigo Duterte in Davao with her prima donna ways, this lady reporter  isn’t doing herself or her network any favors ...
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The Perils of Being Duterte’s Friend

Duterte
Feature
Now that the campaign is over, but even before the dust has had time to settle, knives are being drawn and quietly sharpened in the shadows as those ...
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SEPARATING THE CHAFF FROM THE WHEAT – THE GENIUS OF DUTERTE

Duterte
Opinion
With his recent pronouncement that he will curb the cursing “because he reprsents the Filipino people,” expect a very different President Mayor Duterte to emerge on the world ...
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Booming Davao

Davao
Feature
In the news recently was the 9.4% gross regional development product (GRDP), which was the highest among all the regions in the country for 2014. Significantly, the current ...
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Travel Memories

Travel
It’s been a while since I took to the road. Work, that dreaded four-letter, has had me tied down with deadlines for months – with the end still ...
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Billion peso blunder Part 1

Abaya
Opinion
I was supposed to write about something more pleasant, but then I needed to get rid of the really bad taste in my mouth from the bullshit we ...
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Decoding the Secret Language of Political Surveys

Feature
I don’t know about you, but I’m one of those people who find it really hard to work when there are other loud conversations going on around me. ...
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Muddying the Waters

Davao City
Opinion
As the rains fall on the evergreen slopes of Mt. Apo, it marks the start of a decades-long process that replenishes the aquifers of Davao city. This is an ancient cycle that has, through the centuries, painstakingly filled the underground caverns in and around the city with hundreds of millions of liters of what is reputed to be one of the world's cleanest drinking water.For generations of Davaoeños this bounty has made it almost a matter of gospel that when they turn on the tap, water will flow. As a result, few people regard the possibility that this may not always be the case - that someday the wells may run dry. ...
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