Republic Act 10175, the Cybercrime Prevention Act, has been netizens’ talk of the past days. Most of the reactions I’ve read about the law has been downright negative. Some have even labeled it “e-Martial Law”. I won’t go there. But definitely, some provisions of the law are, hmm, iffy. Section 19 of the law states […]

As I type this sentence on my laptop, I’m also using my tablet for Twitter. Multitasking is what it’s called. I’m not alone. Based on a study, that’s exactly what’s happening. The Google research I mentioned earlier showed that consumers still use the television the most, watching 43 minutes per day. On the side, though, […]

Embrace it. This is how Manny V. Pangilinan wanted to respond to the digital age. MVP delivered a speech yesterday at the 6th Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP) Summit. He said that “we must embrace, rather than resist, the digital tsunami.” The business tycoon said his plans for the telecommunications companies […]

As the Ateneo de Manila Blue Eagles and the Far Eastern University Tamaraws were dueling each other on the basketball court, three other people were dueling with death. One of them was DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo. I was too tired to watch the game on TV so I was cooped in my room, relaxing, while […]

For a significant amount of my internet-surfing life, which amounts to about six or seven years, one subject trumps all: the NBA. I’ve been immersed neck-deep in it ever since 2001 when I was 9. It wasn’t until 2005 when I started reading about it regularly. Every afternoon, once I get home, I would go […]

For the first time, I watched the State of the Nation Address (SONA) with a purpose. Unlike in previous years when I would just tune in to hear what the president has to say, this year I was more attentive. Well, you can’t be inattentive when you are tasked to live tweet about it. Sensible […]

With the needed documents at hand, I left Muntinlupa’s police station and went back home. With hours to go before the 3pm deadline, I still had time to eat lunch, like and comment on a few – or maybe a lot of – Facebook statuses, write the article, rewrite it, and rewrite it again. Repeat […]