Do you have a complaint against a Cebu newspaper? File it online

And here’s the link to the complaint form. Our editor-in-chief, one of the driving forces behind the Cebu Citizens-Press Council (CCPC), asked me to build the council’s website in time for the Cebu Press Freedom Week celebration in September. CCPC WEBSITE, as featured in a recent issue of Philippine Journalism Reports. Click on image to… Continue reading Do you have a complaint against a Cebu newspaper? File it online

Johnny-come-lately

I’m in Cebu Journalism and Journalists 2, a glossy magazine that comes out during the Cebu Press Freedom Week celebration. The magazine’s purpose is “to put between its covers people, institutions, and activities that have helped bring Cebu journalism to what it is now: dynamic and thriving.” I wasn’t initially picked to be among the… Continue reading Johnny-come-lately

Manolo Quezon: Blogging is the salvation of print media

Manuel L. Quezon III is among the country’s top political bloggers. He describes himself as a “prototypical pajama blogger” working and blogging from home. During the House of Representatives’ vote on the committee reports dismissing the impeachment complaints against Arroyo, Manolo covered the proceedings from late afternoon until 4:00 a.m. when he collapsed in exhaustion.… Continue reading Manolo Quezon: Blogging is the salvation of print media

Sassy Lawyer: Blogging is a learning experience

Lawyer Connie Veneracion is more known by her online persona – The Sassy Lawyer. She runs The Sassy Lawyer’s Journal, PinoyCook and, with Abe Olandres, Pinoyblog. Veneracion recently started writing for Manila Standard Today as a print columnist – a rare transition these days when movements are the other way around – from print to… Continue reading Sassy Lawyer: Blogging is a learning experience

Abe Olandres: With blogging, everyone has a voice

Abraham Olandres runs some of the country’s most visited web logs: pinoyblog.com, pinoytechblog.com and yugatech.com. He is among the very few Pinoy bloggers actually earning enough from their sites to pay for web hosting and other expenses. Abe said in an e-mail interview that a month’s earnings from his Google AdSense account are enough to… Continue reading Abe Olandres: With blogging, everyone has a voice

Ka Edong: Blogging has become another way for Filipinos to connect

Edwin Soriano runs Technobiography, last year’s Most Informative Blog awardee of the Philippine Blog Awards. His site is among the best online source for Philippine telecoms news and reviews. Ka Edong has recently transferred Technobiography to his own web server technobiography.edongskey.com. Below are transcripts of my e-mail interview with him for my “See it,… Continue reading Ka Edong: Blogging has become another way for Filipinos to connect

Interview notes on my blogging article

I will start publishing today my interview notes for the “See it, hear it, blog it” article printed in a Sun.Star Cebu Special Story during the recent Cebu Press Freedom Week. I would have started printing the notes last week but I was out chasing one deadline after another – including the launching of Sun.Star… Continue reading Interview notes on my blogging article

Press Freedom Week ends and I get star-struck

The San Miguel Beer party of the Cebu Press Freedom Week is the only event I’ve consistently attended in the past few years of the annual celebration. It’s held on a Saturday, the last day of the celebration and my day-off from the newsroom. Yesterday, Marlen and I attended the gathering. We met old friends… Continue reading Press Freedom Week ends and I get star-struck

Press freedom week and haute cuisine

This week is Press Freedom Week in Cebu. The event, held on the week where Sept 21 falls, is an annual gathering of Cebu journalists. The event traditionally starts with a march from City Hall to Capitol, this year it was from Capitol to the University of the Visayas. I missed last Sunday’s march because… Continue reading Press freedom week and haute cuisine