Monthly Archives: June 2016

Wednesday ∗ 29 Jun 2016

ridiculous #MediaCrisis

It has gotten ridiculous, the way this noisy elite on social and mainstream media has looked down on, put into question, scoffed at, anything at all to do with incoming President Rodrigo Duterte. Don’t get me wrong: we should be discussing at length and in depth all his major campaign promises because he is willing to risk the presidency to fulfil these. This requires that we be on our toes, and engaging in relevant discussions about the death penalty, human rights, and federalism. But instead of levelling up the discourse, this noisy elite is grasping at straws. Without the… Continue reading »

Sunday ∗ 12 Jun 2016

Dreaming of a People’s TV

There were two dominant reactions to the proposal of a People’s Television in the last column. One was a belief that what was meant was Marcosian Martial Law television. The other was a yawn – it has been said before, planned before, imagined before, and nothing ever came of it. What it is not: Marcosian TV It bears repeating that nowhere in that column about a People’s TV did I assert that it should be similar to or go in… Continue reading »

Friday ∗ 10 Jun 2016

Possibilities for a (real) People’s Television (finally!)

It has gotten such a negative reaction, the statement of incoming Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar, that the Rodrigo Duterte government will print its own tabloid, build a website, and do a weekly presidential TV and radio talk show. The naysayers in our midst with no sense of hope nor creativity, rebel rousers interested only in the cause of discrediting everything this new government plans to do, have laughed at the idea, not to mention raised fears… Continue reading »

COMELEC rules, the Liberal Party, #mediacrisis

It seems important not to let this pass. Tuesday, June 8, was the deadline for all those who ran for public office to submit their Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) to COMELEC. The Liberal Party has missed its deadline, and is asking for a 14-day extension. As per COMELEC rules: The 08 June 2016 deadline shall be final and non-extendible. Submissions beyond this period shall not be accepted. COMELEC Resolutions Nos. 9849 and 9873, Minute Resolutions Nos. 13-0775 and 13-0823 are hereby repealed, insofar… Continue reading »

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