Google bombing of President Arroyo, Cabinet secretaries succeeds

Start sending your e-mails now: the campaign by activists to google bomb President Arroyo’s website with the search term “pekeng pangulo” or fake president has succeeded. Check it out. Go to www.google.com enter pekeng pangulo in the search field and click on I’m Feeling Lucky or Sinuswerte Ako. The Young Radicals blog, which initiated theContinue reading “Google bombing of President Arroyo, Cabinet secretaries succeeds”

Pinoy politics in RSS feeds

With the number of blogs discussing Philippine politics, how does one monitor postings without getting tied up in blog-hopping for hours? With an RSS reader, of course. I recommend Google Reader even if it suffers short (less than a minute) downtimes once every few days. Bloglines, the reader I used before I transferred to GoogleContinue reading “Pinoy politics in RSS feeds”

Cebu City Hall, Capitol are blogging

I found this morning, via Technorati, a link to a new blog by the Cebu City Government. From the date of the “Hello World” entry, which is automatically published when you install WordPress, Blog Cebu City was set up only yesterday. It appears that the site is still being configured-what with the default Hello WorldContinue reading “Cebu City Hall, Capitol are blogging”

Cafe chain pushes censorship body for Philippine Internet

Please excuse me while I puke. Netopia, according to this Inq7.net article, is “urging” the government to create a censorship body to monitor the local Internet infrastructure. An official of the Internet cafe chain says the body “will operate similarly to the Movies Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) and provide guidelines for the complianceContinue reading “Cafe chain pushes censorship body for Philippine Internet”

Bills to split Cebu flawed?

Cebu 2nd district Rep. Antonio Cuenco has asked the House of Representatives to suspend action on the proposals to create Cebu del Sur, Cebu del Norte and Cebu Occidental. Cuenco said proponents of the plans to create new provinces out of Cebu failed to follow instructions in the implementing rules for the creation of newContinue reading “Bills to split Cebu flawed?”

Bohol takes first step into ICT world

This week’s holding of the 1st Bohol Internet and Net Security conference marked the island-province�s move to take part in the information and communications technology (ICT) world. The initiative is led by the private sector — with some support from the government sector. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) appears to be the initiative’sContinue reading “Bohol takes first step into ICT world”

You say local government leaders are feudal?

I first heard of it from a colleague — Mandaue City Mayor Thadeo Ouano’s birthday celebration theme was to be a “halad sa hari” or tribute to the king. Last night, I saw a copy of the invitation (see picture) from another colleague who got the copy from a Mandaue official. I don’t know ifContinue reading “You say local government leaders are feudal?”

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’”