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Distorting truth and accountability through black propaganda? #mamasapano

A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on his shoes. – Mark Twain The phrase “negative campaigning” is often being done during the campaign period. In the 2010 presidential campaign, I wrote about the Villarroyo, black propaganda and negative campaigning. In my story, Bobby Reyes of Mabuhay Radio cited […]

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What happened? A hundred or so celebrants were blocked at #link4Justice

By Mae Paner, as originally posted at her Facebook wall Nag-umpisa ito sa Crispy Pata Sa coordination meeting para sa Kapit Bisig mob sa Crame binusog kami ng isang well meaning na Heneral Valeroso at apat pa sa team nya, abogado ang isa. Sa C2 restaurant sa Annapolis, we were treated to crispy pata, nilagang […]

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How the Noynoy Aquino administration is betraying the spirit of people power

If there’s a time of the year when it becomes somewhat acceptable wearing yellow as a symbol of unity and resistance to oppression, it’s perhaps February 25, the day of the historic EDSA People Power Revolution. While many would hate being associated with the yellow administration of the son of Cory Aquino, it can’t be […]

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PANTS ON FIRE meme : “Nag-simula ka sa kasinungaliam, mababaon ka sa kasinungalian”

By Inday Espina Varona as posted originally in her Facebook wall. PANTS ON FIRE meme. (from this morning’s inbox content) It apparently refers directly to Alan Purisima. “The President said that he had given specific instructions to Napenas on the need for coordination with the AFP and for Purisima to inform PNP OIC Deputy Director […]

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#Mamasapano: Seeds of Doubt and Mists of Half-Truths

It’s been nearly two weeks after the first public hearing on the Mamasapano massacre. So far, more questions seem to have emerged as the scarcity of believable answers is sowing seeds of doubts and propagating more skepticism over the Aquino government’s actions after the Mamasapano incident. Two important factors seem to pose severely difficult hurdles […]

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Our Beloved “Keyboard Revolutionaries”

as originally posted on Blog Watch, Philippine Online Chronicles For those who spend much of their internet time on social media sites, you have seen this more than once. While skimming through your friends’ latest selfies  or posts about their love-lives on your Facebook News/Twitter Feeds, you might see news articles either posted by major […]

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Hocus PCOS: An elections ‘hostaged’ by a single supplier, Smartmatic

By Marjohara Tucay as originally posted at the Philippine Online Chronicles 1 and 2 The 2016 presidential elections is just around the corner, and the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is in the thick of not just the preparations, but controversy once again, with its recent decision to again tap Smartmatic-Total Information Management (TIM) Corporation for […]

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Vacant chairs, vacuous search. Who should head COA, Comelec, CSC, CHR?

By Malou Mangahas Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism A SILENT EMERGENCY is unfolding, a portent of a likely crisis of integrity should President Benigno S. Aquino III fail to act swiftly and well: Four Constitutional Commissions with mandate and power to run after crooks and foster good governance will become headless entities starting today and […]

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