Category: media

Media, gov’t comms, #LawinPH

Katrina S.S. One of the questions that dominated the discourse pre-Typhoon Lawin was: what the heck is government doing? The truth was, we weren’t hearing much about what was being done, who was doing what, and whether government was prepared at … 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

Posted in cha-cha, information, media, SONA

digging digong

this is my 3rd attempt since his monday presscon to finish a post on president-elect duterte.  i keep getting overtaken by events – the thursday presscon was a zinger, too, and so was the friday decision to stop with the … Continue reading

Posted in media, rodrigo duterte, sex

inquirer’s himala moment

… after “killing” Mary Jane Veloso in its headline and story of April 29, and its less than perfect “apology” of the 30th, the Inquirer followed up the fiasco with “A miracle happened” on the front page of its April … Continue reading

Posted in media, NGOs, OFWs

PEN america & charlie hebdo

i follow two famous novelists on twitter  — joyce carol oates (them, Blonde) and salman rushdie (Satanic Verses, The Ground Beneath Her Feet) — and it’s been interesting to find them on opposite sides of the argument re whether or not charlie … Continue reading

Posted in literati, media, religion

And now for Ona. . . A Manila Trial a la Nuremberg?

By G. U. Stuart, MD I thought the controversy on the ActRx Triact anti-dengue drug was going to die a quiet death—consigned to inevitable oblivion by the strong arm of politics that threatened many close to the heart of the … Continue reading

Posted in health, media


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