Category: information

The Duterte government’s communications crisis: Andanar’s PCO

Katrina S.S. CONTRARY to what many assert, I do not think that President Duterte has a communication problem. I think he has a problem with his Presidential Communications Office (PCO), its Secretary Martin Andanar, and the whole team of people … Continue reading

communication gaps galore: chacha, foreign ownership, federalism

on the occasion of president duterte’s first 100 days, ANC covered an event where finance secretary sonny dominguez talked about tax reforms.  i was only half-listening until suddenly — someone from the press must have asked him about charter change and … Continue reading

distressed and disconcerted

by the torrent of killings, drug-related and not, with many innocents presumably “caught in the crossfire”, but just as badly by the shabu menace that’s past eradication and likely impossible to “contain” in this third world country without livelihood options … Continue reading

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heads should roll! #COMELEAK

Katrina SS WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN DONE? Plenty. And certainly none of it includes falling silent in the face of hackers, or saying things like: O sige, magaling na kayo, tama na ‘yan! – a paraphrase of what Comelec Commissioner … Continue reading

When a nation is hacked: Understanding the ginormous Philippines data breach

Troy Hunt Remember when OPM got breached last year? There was a lot of excitement in various parts of the world (namely the US) because here we had a government department (Office of Personnel Management), and they’d just lost 21.5 … Continue reading

usaping tsina

painit nang painit ang usapin.  patindi nang patindi ang mga banat ng tsina sa west philippine sea; itinataboy ang ating mga mangingisda (tinira ng watercannon noong enero) at nanghaharang ng supply boats to ph outposts like the sierra madre wreck … Continue reading


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