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  • Dimitris

    Dimitris

    Dimitris got locked inside our AirBnB unit when he visited the Philippines in March 2019. He called up his son back in Lamia, Greece, who then messaged us for help. It was his son who booked the stay, that’s why he did not have direct contact with us. You could just imagine the hassle – […]

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  • Mayor Ahong Chan shares questionable survey results that show his group leads in Lapu-Lapu election

    Mayor Ahong Chan shares questionable survey results that show his group leads in Lapu-Lapu election

    Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Ahong Chan shared on his Facebook page today results of a survey reportedly by a group called Pulse Phil Survey that shows not only that he leads bitter rival Rep. Paz Radaza (74% to 20%) but that his council slate would sweep the elections 12-0.

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  • Why is Harry Roque dancing? Analysts explain in recent PPI forum

    Why is Harry Roque dancing? Analysts explain in recent PPI forum

    People see themselves as fans of political candidates, that’s why campaigning in the Philippines is what it is right now, said author and political strategist Earl Parreño. Parreño, author of the President Rodrigo Duterte biography “Beyond Will and Power,” spoke at the Philippine Press Institute’s online roundtable “Air Wars: Soc Med and the 2022 campaign.” […]

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  • Improvisation

    Improvisation

    The Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States reminded me of this great podcast episode on improvisation in public speaking. King was a fantastic orator who was meticulous in preparing speeches and sermons. “King lavished enormous efforts on his sermons. He would begin drafting on a Tuesday and continued to research and draft […]

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  • My rally crowd is bigger than your rally crowd. How to easily guesstimate crowd size

    My rally crowd is bigger than your rally crowd. How to easily guesstimate crowd size

    Determining crowd size has always been a challenge when reporting an event such as a protest or campaign rally. Opposing sides either inflate or downplay the number to serve their interest. The common practice and easiest way is to ask organizers and the police officer in charge of crowd control or monitoring. But how do […]

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