Live and unfiltered

Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama still uses the same personal phone number that I called to contact him some years back. He unwittingly confirmed it to me and gave it to thousands of other people on Facebook Live. Rama attended the meeting Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia called for mayors of the different towns andContinue reading “Live and unfiltered”

“Fake news” and Labella’s overreaction, abdication

Authorities arrested artist Maria Victoria Beltran yesterday over allegations of spreading “fake news” when she posted on Facebook that there were 9,000 new COVID-19 cases in Zapatera, making Cebu City “the epicenter in the whole Solar System.” The post is clearly satirical with its galactic reference. But the point of contention and the crux ofContinue reading ““Fake news” and Labella’s overreaction, abdication”