April 30, 2017

Gina Lopez gave P9-B to USec Camara? Let's check.

Earlier today, Manila Standard (MS) published “Lopez scored for charcoal making plan”. Let's fact-check it.

April 16, 2017

On 'Manufactured Noise', anti-Duterte media bias makes financial sense

A former PR operator who now likes to be called a veteran journalist, Miss Manufactured Noise (not her real name) went to a university and asked her barely adult audience whether they’ve heard about certain popular Facebook pages or not. After hearing less than half of them raised their hands, she then went on to conclude that all the buzz generated by these Facebook pages were just, as she calls it, “manufactured noise”.

As an owner of a Facebook Page with considerable following, I saw her observation as less of a critique of people like me and more of a psychological projection, if not a desperate cry for attention. Because Miss MN, who accuses us of "manufactured noise", admitted to having a long history of manufacturing noise herself.

April 14, 2017

Another Laviña and another Kidapawan Massacre if Usec Valdez stayed?

And this story has something to do with the termination of Peter Tiu Laviña. AWESOME!

April 13, 2017

Duterte vs the World: it's time to review our international PR strategy

Social media is arguably one of the biggest factors behind President Rodrigo Duterte’s surprise win in the May 2016 elections and his continuing popularity almost a year into his term. Despite the chronically slanted coverage of oligarch-owned mainstream news outfits, Duterte still enjoys sky-high ratings that exceeds even those of former President Aquino and his “Cory Magic”.

But Social Media is not enough.

April 8, 2017

Duterte's War on Narcopolitics and Rappler's Bad Math

When Duterte said Filipinos aren’t inherently good in math, I think he was referring to Rappler's employees.