Barangay hall gets ‘wired’

By Max T. Limpag Sun.Star Cebu, November 27, 2004 Top Stories Section, Page 4 (Here’s a story I wrote for Sun.Star Cebu on the IT initiative of Bry. Calamba in Cebu City) BARANGAY Calamba’s IT dreams are built on refurbished computer parts and donated units. The barangay hall now serves both as an Internet cafeContinue reading “Barangay hall gets ‘wired’”

President Arroyo admits she called Comelec official, says sorry

President Arroyo is currently speaking over national TV. She admits she called an election officer. She admits it was a lapse in judgement. She apologizes to the people and promises to work harder to earn the public’s trust. The Sun.Star Network Exchange (Sunnex) team has put up an Arroyo Watch blog. To access the blog,Continue reading “President Arroyo admits she called Comelec official, says sorry”

Newsroom tech: Sharing and a call for help

I regularly experiment with open source scripts and programs for possible features in Sun.Star Cebu‘s Cybercafe page. At times, I’d find programs that can be used to improve a newsroom’s system or the way a journalist works with the PC. During a recent chat in an online course I’m taking, we discussed the open sourceContinue reading “Newsroom tech: Sharing and a call for help”

Domain blog raffles off free .info domain

The Domain Blog is raffling off free .info domains as a way to generate traffic to their site. Steve Brown, owner of the site, says in a press release that: as long as people keep signing up for the contest every week, Ill keep it running. You know how it is in business, Brown said,Continue reading “Domain blog raffles off free .info domain”

Rep. Clavel Asas-Martinez declared persona non grata in Cebu

Fourth district Rep. Clavel Asas-Martinez has been declared persona non grata by Cebus leaders over her claim that there was cheating in last years elections in Cebu. The manifesto was signed by Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmea, Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Robert Go, Provincial Board members, mayors, vice mayorsContinue reading “Rep. Clavel Asas-Martinez declared persona non grata in Cebu”

Flickr improves mobile blogging

I used to send mobile blog entries through Flickr. Last month, the posts that I sent to my Flickr account stopped automatically appearing in my blog (I was still with Blogspot then). When the automatic postings stopped, I could still post blog entries using the secret e-mail address you configure in your Blogger account. WhenContinue reading “Flickr improves mobile blogging”

Sun.Star Cebu named Newspaper of the Year

The newspaper I work for has been voted Newspaper of the Year in the Rotary Club of Manila National Journalism Awards. This is Sun.Star Cebu‘s third award from the Rotary Club of Manila. Sun.Star Cebu was named Regional Newspaper of the Year in 1990 and 2003. Pachico A. Seares, Sun.Star Cebu editor-in-chief, said this isContinue reading “Sun.Star Cebu named Newspaper of the Year”