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What you need to know about state surveillance
by Sofia Tomacruz March 10, 2018

The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte purchased communications surveillance equipment from the UK. What should citizens know about state in monitoring?

We’re not here to be your friends
by Pia Ranada March 10, 2018

It's time we call out reporters who are overly chummy with government officials, who ride the wave of this administration's popularity at the cost of critical and impartial reporting and commentary.

Duterte admits being a dictator
February 08, 2018 By Ruth Abbey Gita

AMID fears of looming autocrat rule under his watch, President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, February 7, admitted to imposing a "dictatorial" style of governance.
Duterte said he prefers to act like a "dictator" to be able to sustain the country's progress.
"If you say dictator, I am really a dictator. If I don't act (like a) dictator, son of a b****, nothing will happen to this country," the President said in Visayan.
"That's true. If I don't act (like a) dictator, which is my style now, nothing will happen to this country," he added.

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Duterte: If I won't be a dictator, nothing will happen to PH
by Pia Ranada February 09, 2018 - with Video
President Rodrigo Duterte had previously said that becoming a dictator would dishonor his late mother, a prominent activist against the Marcos regime.

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Does the Campus Journalism Act protect press freedom?
by Sofia Tomacruz January 31, 2018
Press freedom advocates argue that the Republic Act 7079, Campus Journalism Act (CJA) has, in itself, flaws that compromise press freedom.
The Campus Journalism Act approved by the late former president Corazon Aquino on July 5, 1991 was enacted in recognition of the vital role the campus press played during Martial Law.

#WalkOutPH trends on Twitter as millennials fight for press freedom, human rights
by Raisa Serafica February 23, 2018

Martial Law survivor Boni Ilagan also talked to students from the College of Mass Communication and advised them to 'create their own First Quarter Storm'

The different faces of press freedom violations vs campus journalists
by Raisa Serafica February 23, 2018

Based on records of the College Editors Guild of the Philippines, at least 200 of the 800 cases of campus press freedom violations are related to the withholding of funds, the lifeblood of student-run publications.

Why campus journalists should go beyond classrooms
by Jodesz Gavilan February 01, 2018

In the course of Philippine history, several campus publications stayed true to this role of shaping public opinion. They’ve gone beyond the 4 walls of the classroom and tackled the same issues hounding the country.

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UP chancellor endorses February 23, 24 activities vs EJKs, attack on press freedom
by Raisa Serafica February 23, 2018
'We need to encourage our students to participate in the activities as part of their education,' UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan says.

Oldest alliance of college editors to stage nationwide protests February 23, 2018
These protests seek to condemn the recent attacks of President Rodrigo Duterte on press freedom

Go beyond competition, 1967 NSSPC champ tells campus journos
by Bong Santisteban February 17, 2018
'One should know the difference between a campus writer and campus journalists. When you're a campus journalist, you write with purpose,' says 1967 National Secondary Schools Press Conference champ Perfecto Martin

Campus journos 'disappointed' over DepEd's termination of partnership with Rappler
February 07, 2018

The termination occurs two weeks before the conduct of the National Schools Press Conference in Dumaguete City which Rappler will be covering. Rappler will also be spearheading the Online Publishing Demonstration Contest.

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John Nery encourages campus journos to keep on writing
by Abigail Abigan February 22, 2018
"Choose, not just your battles, but your battleground," says Nery in the opening ceremony of the 2018 National Schools Press Conference.

DepEd terminates partnership with Rappler, sacrifices ideals of campus journalism
February 07, 2018 - with Videos

The cancellation of the partnership comes about two weeks before we begin an online publishing contest organized by the NSPC and customized for the DepEd by Rappler.

on Wednesday, without stating any reason, Education Secretary Leonor Briones gave us letters terminating two agreements: our partnership with them for disaster preparedness and the National Schools Press Conference (NSPC).


No exclusivity, money involved in Rappler-DepEd partnership
by Bong Santisteban February 19, 2018

DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones cites the Securities and Exchange Commission decision to revoke the articles of incorporation of Rappler Inc. and Rappler Holdings as the basis for the department's termination of its partnership with Rappler.

By ending Rappler-DepEd partnership, the only losers are the kids
by Jane Bracher February 10, 2018

Think of some of the dream-come-true stories you've heard or witnessed, or your own story. What did they have in common? Opportunity.


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NUJP slams cyberattack on Kodao Productions' website
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The new normal
by Jayeel Cornelio January 23, 2018

Silence is the desire of a dictatorial state that pretends to be democratic. It hides behind the tyranny of opinion, the popularity of a charismatic figure, and the spirit of unyielding legalism.

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Harry Roque pirouettes for Duterte
By Carmela Fonbuena February 14, 2018

The Presidential Spokesman changes his tune on at least 3 issues he championed as private lawyer – the West Philippine Sea, extrajudicial killings, and press freedom

How media outlets get their license to operate
by Sofia Tomacruz January 18, 2018

As private companies, media entities must register with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Over 150 school publication advisers join webinar on online publishing
by Bong Santisteban January 21, 2018
The free webinar tackles topics on effective storytelling techniques and responsible use of social media.
Bloggers for Freedom: Time to choose between democracy, dictatorship
by Bea Cupin January 19, 2018

'Now is a time for making choices amid battles between truth and lies, debate and dissonance, democracy and dictatorship,' the bloggers say in their manifesto of support.
Callling themselves “Bloggers for Freedom,” the 59 bloggers issued a manifesto of support on Friday, January 19, to signify their support for free speech in the country, and for Rappler, which is under threat of closure after publishing reports critical of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Netizens speak out for press freedom on Black Friday
by Abigail Abigan January 20, 2018 - with Video

Netizens say the government's moves to stifle free speech will only produce more courageous journalists, as #BlackFridayForPressFreedom trends on Twitter

From Marcos to Duterte: How media was attacked, threatened
by Jodesz Gavilan January 17, 2018

Press freedom is a continuous battle in the Philippines.

The recent move of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is one of the worst since Martial Law.

A dangerous place
by Vergel O. Santos December 23, 2017

The Philippines is actually one of the world's most dangerous places not just for journalists but for its very own people.
The international organization Reporters Without Borders has rated the Philippines as the most dangerous place for journalists in Asia and among the 5 most dangerous in the world

Vera Files reports cyberattack after publishing story critical of Duterte
by Victor Barreiro Jr January 23, 2018

Ellen Tordesillas of Vera Files says their website went down approximately 30 minutes after a story critical of President Rodrigo Duterte went online on their site.

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Of Philippine Depository Receipts or PDRs and 'foreign ownership' of media
by Oscar Franklin Tan July 26, 2017

The barbs thrown at Rappler make for amusing online spats. But when you fight on the internet, please, please use more accurate legal terminology.

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Duterte to lift ban on Rappler if SEC ruling overturned
by Pia Ranada February 22, 2018
President Rodrigo Duterte also revives his old claim that Rappler is 'CIA-sponsored'

SEC revokes Rappler's registration
by Carmela Fonbuena January 15, 2018 - with Video - Press conference
UPDATED The Securities and Exchange Commission accuses Rappler of violating nationality restrictions on ownership and control of mass media entities. Read the SEC decision .

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'Rappler now, who's next?'
January 15, 2018
For many netizens, the order of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to revoke Rappler's registration is a blatant attack against press freedom and freedom of speech

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Stand with Rappler, defend press freedom
January 15, 2018

We will continue bringing you the news, holding the powerful to account for their actions and decisions, calling attention to government lapses that further disempower the disadvantaged. We will hold the line.

The SEC’s kill order revoking Rappler’s license to operate is the first of its kind in history – both for the Commission and for Philippine media.

We ask you to stand with us again at this difficult time.
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When Power insists, “you’re either with us or against us,” the space for a diversity of voices and ideas shrinks.
When hate and anger are weaponized, it creates a spiral of silence.
When critical questions are simplistically equated with an anti-government agenda, it requires courage to hold decision-makers accountable.

How Rappler's cyber libel complaint can endanger the press
by Paterno Esmaquel II January 23, 2018 - with Video

This means any previous libel case 'can be reopened' if the story concerned remains online, warns Rappler CEO Maria Ressa
"This is important for everyone of the journalists who publish, because this means that if you've had a libel case from a decade ago, they can say that if your story is online, you are again gonna be charged for it. If you won the case, it can be reopened"

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This Act shall be known as the "Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees."

Presidential Communications Operations Office, PCOO
The PCOO is the lead communications arm of the Government and a vehicle of understanding for a well-informed and enlightened citizenry, proud of its heritage and attuned to global realities.

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Test for Andanar: Can he stop fake news, hate speech from pro-Duterte accounts?
by Pia Ranada January 31, 2018
PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar has promised to talk to the 'communications core group' of President Rodrigo Duterte's campaign in order to reach rabid pro-Duterte bloggers.

Excessive or not? Martin Andanar's 10 trips abroad
by Pia Ranada January 13, 2018 - with Video
President Rodrigo Duterte has fired another official for making fewer foreign trips than Communications Secretary Martin Andanar. Does Duterte's rule on limiting travels abroad apply to him?

Roque says reduction in PCOO personnel, not tiff with Andanar, caused transcript delay
by Pia Ranada January 09, 2018 - with Video
The contracts of some PCOO personnel, including those belonging to a transcribing division, are not renewed this year because the country is no longer the host of ASEAN.

Andanar abolishes PCOO StratComm office
by Pia Ranada May 31, 2017
Thirteen Strategic Communications Office personnel are reassigned to an office under the direct supervision of PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar

FAST FACTS: What is the PCOO?
May 12, 2017
What are the roles and functions of the government agency that dancer-turned-blogger Mocha Uson is a part of?


FACT CHECK: Can PCOO reclassify Rappler as 'Social Media' under Uson?
November 07, 2017

Because the Constitution guarantees freedom of the press, government does not have the power to regulate independent media.

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Poe hits Mocha's attempt to 'reclassify' Rappler as social media
November 09, 2017
Senator Grace Poe says, 'The PCOO should welcome objective and fair coverage from the press'

Malacañang Press Corps slams Mocha Uson's bid to ‘reclassify’ Rappler
November 08, 201
'The MPC deplores any attempt to curtail press freedom and will continue to ensure a strong free press, keep the public informed, and the government in check,' the MPC says in response to the move of Asec Mocha Uson to expel Rappler from the organization

Why the rushed media arrangement for Duterte's Japan trip?
by Pia Ranada October 28, 2017

A source privy to the arrangements says the presidential trip was initially planned for in-house coverage only.
The media and the government’s Media Accreditation Relations Office (MARO) an office under the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) scrambled to arrange media coverage of the President’s trip. Reporters were dismayed because unlike in past foreign trips, the MARO appeared to be not as prepared to arrange coverage.
Unlike in the past, there was initially no effort to help arrange airfare and hotel accommodations. For this trip, reporters were initially told they would have to arrange their hotel and flights on their own and MARO personnel would only assist them in the coverage of events.

Andanar says EU officials critical of Duterte need more sex
Pia Ranada Updated October 25, 2017 - with Video

The President’s communication chief calls the EU officials ‘palaiyot,’ a Bisaya term used to describe people who frequently have sex. He advises them to just have more sex rather than criticize Duterte.

Walden Bello loses respect for ‘drunk with power’ Andanar
by Mara Cepeda October 27, 2017

Laban ng Masa chair Walden Bello says PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar's ethical base as a journalist was 'not firm'

Martin Andanar’s descent
October 28, 2017

Martin Andanar is head of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO). He is not the presidential spokesperson, but Andanar is often invited as speaker in gatherings, apparently as the face of the Duterte administration.

When Andanar spoke before United Kingdom-based Filipinos, he used the occasion to continue President Rodrigo Duterte’s tirades against the European Union (EU)

Mocha Uson on defensive over misleading Marawi photo from PCOO-managed page
by Stacy de Jesus October 23, 2017

Mocha Uson, an assistant secretary at the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), on Sunday, October 22, posted a photo of a clean and calm Marawi, with a caption saying, "Grabe naman ang bilis naman kumilos ng gobyerno." (Impressive how fast our government works.)
The photo, however, was not taken after Marawi City was declared “liberated” by President Rodrigo Duterte on October 17.

It was a photo taken by Rappler correspondent Bobby Lagsa on May 25, 2017 – the 3rd day of the Marawi siege.

Lorraine Badoy offered PCOO usec, spokesperson post
by Pia Ranada October 18, 2017

UPDATED PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar confirms that the controversial online Duterte defender has been offered the position of PCOO undersecretary for new media and spokesperson

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Inside Martin Andanar's man cave
Chay F. Hofileña January 26, 2017

An apologist of the President and a public official who gets paid by taxpayers’ money, Andanar is embarking on a

dangerous path of propaganda and media control.

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Andanar on accrediting bloggers to cover Malacañang
Feb 2, 2017

Malacañang Press Corps grill PCOO official on bloggers' accreditation
August 10, 2017

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Accredited bloggers 'encouraged' to follow journalism ethics
by Jodesz Gavilan August 12, 2017
Malacañang will check the veracity of the reports of bloggers who are allowed to cover presidential events, says Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar

Nothing stopping accredited bloggers from cursing, lying online, Malacañang says
by Pia Ranada August 10, 2017
In order to protect bloggers' right to freedom of expression, the interim social media policy of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) doesn't stop accredited bloggers from using foul language or peddling fake news.

Andanar approves 'interim policy' for accrediting bloggers
by Pia Ranada August 10, 2017
'Social media practitioners' 18 years old or above who have at least 5,000 followers and generate news about President Rodrigo Duterte may be given accreditation.

Draft Palace policy: No lies, foul language for bloggers
by Pia Ranada February 22, 2017
Bloggers who apply for Palace accreditation must commit to publishing only 'truthful and accurate' information, according to a draft PCOO memorandum circular.

Palace crafting 'social media policy' for bloggers
by Pia Ranada February 20, 2017
The policy will allow bloggers 'to be recognized as legitimate sources of information' and provide a 'system of accreditation,' says the Presidential Communications Operations Office.

Veteran bloggers push criteria for Malacañang accreditation
February 13, 2017
Longtime bloggers weigh in on the Malacañang media accreditation debate

Bloggers at the gate
February 11, 2017 By Isolde D. Amante
IT took one Facebook post. Malacañang’s communications machinery virtually ended the debate on whether or not to let bloggers cover official events, when it posted last Feb. 7 a video clip of President Rodrigo Duterte meeting with “staunch supporters and bloggers.”

A runaway train
by Vergel O. Santos February 03, 2017
'I can imagine it's not difficult for [Martin Andanar] to have felt legitimized' when he was enlisted as newspaper columnist. 'Now he's thinking of legitimizing bloggers as members of the press themselves.'
I've never seen that freedom so untenably stretched out of context.

Bloggers bound by same rules as journalists
by Lian Buan October 07, 2017

'Ang gusto lang natin, ipaintindi dito sa mga bloggers na ito na iyong karapatan nila, hindi naman iyan limitless,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

They cannot just hide beneath the cloak of being just a "blogger."

NUJP backs Rappler journalist, slams 'hollow block' threat
November 06, 2017

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines denounces the 'patent ignorance and arrogance' of dwIZ host and pro-Duterte blogger RJ Nieto
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) expressed support for Rappler's Malacañang reporter Pia Ranada, who was threatened by a pro-administration blogger on his radio program.
The group also said it would back Ranada if she chooses to file criminal and civil charges against RJ Nieto.

Cayetano defends 'official' bloggers with him at UN
by Paterno Esmaquel II October 19, 2017 - with Video

'Kung wala ang bloggers, paano 'yung coverage namin?' says Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano
Pro-Duterte blogger Rey Joseph Nieto, also known as Thinking Pinoy, was among those who flew to New York using taxpayers' money.
Cayetano confirmed that the government used public funds to shoulder Nieto's airfare and allowances in New York.

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State-sponsored hate: The rise of the pro-Duterte bloggers
Part 1 by Natashya Gutierrez August 18, 2017

Pro-Duterte bloggers receive unusual privileges from the Presidential Communications Operations Office to consolidate support for the president and silence critics

Part 2:

Blogger-propagandists, the new crisis managers
By Natashya Gutierrez August 20, 2017
In many ways, pro-Duterte bloggers do the job of the PCOO especially when it comes to managing backlash against the administration and promoting government programs

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Martin, stop being an embarrassment to the Bisaya!

Martin, please don't include us in your stupidity. Admit that your lies were exposed. And seek forgiveness from the journalists, including Trillanes and the other senators.


Martin, ayaw intawon paka-ulawi ang mga Bisaya!

Martin ayaw na mi intawon i-apil sa imong kabuang. Angkona na nga nabisto ang imong pambutbut ug pangayo na ug pasaylo sa mga peryodista, apila na pud si Trillanes ug uban pang mga senador.

Both by Patricio N. Abinales February 24, 2017

FAST FACTS: Who is Mocha Uson?
May 11, 2017
The sexy star turned political blogger has been appointed assistant secretary of the government's communication arm.
In her new role, Uson will help in relaying the government's accomplishments and messages to Filipinos and to the media, which she had previously criticized and called "presstitutes" – a play on the words "press" and "prostitutes."

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Mocha in PDP-Laban slate? Alvarez has long admired her – Pimentel
by Camille Elemia November 21, 2017
'Matagal na siyang humahanga kay Mocha,' Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says jokingly

Mocha Uson's Senate qualification? ‘Genuine heart for Filipinos,’ says Alvarez
November 20, 2017
Pantaleon Alvarez, House Speaker and PDP-Laban secretary-general, says he believes Mocha Uson, who has 5.4 million followers on Facebook, 'would be a very good candidate'

Duterte on Mocha Uson as Senate bet: 'Let the people decide'
by Michael Bueza November 19, 2017 - with Video
'If that guy or woman is elected by the people, then you have to honor that choice,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

Mocha Uson's Senate winnability a 'no-brainer' – Andanar
by Bea Cupin November 18, 2017
Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson has more than 5.4 million social media 'followers,' but it is unclear how many of them have fake or genuine identities on Facebook

Mocha Uson says she has no plans to run for senator, but...
November 17, 2017
After PDP-Laban secretary general Pantaleon Alvarez announces her name, the controversial Duterte online defender says she'll only consider running if the President asks her to.

Mocha Uson shares graphic on Facebook misquoting Trudeau
by Paige Occeñola November 16, 2017 - with VideoSecretary Mocha Uson shares a post misquoting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as saying, 'it is impossible to get the [Canadian garbage] back...' They appear to have heard wrong.
What is Mocha Uson's top source of news?
by Don Kevin Hapal and Bonz Magsambol December 08, 2017

What is Trending News Portal (TNP) and what kind of content does it produce? Here's a closer look at the data.

UST student council denounces award given to Mocha Uson
January 21, 2018

According to UST's highest student government body, Uson does not deserve the award because 'she does not, in any way, embody the ideals of a real Thomasian.
The University of Santo Tomas Central Student Council (UST CSC) denounced the award given by the UST Alumni Association to Palace Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson on Sunday, January 21.

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Why UST students lost their chill with Mocha’s award
by PJ Foronda-Tanglao January 27, 2018
This outrage that erupted in UST needs to grow into a movement against fake news

Mocha returns UST alumni award
January 24, 2018
UPDATED Uson returns the award on January 24, before flying to India with President Rodrigo Duterte
After the uproar created by various groups within and outside the University of Santo Tomas (UST) community, Palace Communications Assistant Secretary Margaux "Mocha" Uson decided to return the award given to her by the UST Alumni Association (USTAAI).

UST Alumni head resigns following reaction to award given to Mocha
January 23, 2018
USTAAI, however, says it will not rescind the award given to Uson.
UST Alumni Association Inc (USTAAI) President Henry Tenedero tendered his resignation on Tuesday, January 23, following the reaction from an award given to Palace Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson on January 21, The Varsitarian reported.

Mocha Uson never embodied Thomasian values – UST students
by Eloisa Lopez January 23, 2018
'Tinututulan namin ang paggawad ng award ng Alumni Association sa isang propagandista ng rehimeng pumapatay at mukha ng black propaganda na si Mocha Uson,' says a UST student leader.

‘The Varsitarian’ asks UST alumni officers to resign over Mocha Uson’s award
January 22, 2018
Meanwhile, the UST Journalism Society calls for the revocation of the Palace assistant secretary's Thomasian Alumni Award for Government Service.
The Varsitarian, the official student publication of the University of Santo Tomas, has called on the officers of the UST Alumni Association Incorporated to resign over its decision to honor Presidential Communications Operations Office Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson.

UST alumni outraged over Mocha Uson award
January 21, 2018
'Ang dami-dami pong Thomasians sa government service na nagtatrabaho ng totoo at naglilingkod sa bayan....This is more of an insult!'
Anger, disgust, bewilderment, or all of the above.
Some Thomasians are far from pleased with the award given by the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Alumni Association to entertainer-turned-government official Mocha Uson.
Their common sentiment – Uson does not deserve to receive the Thomasian Alumni Award for Government Service.

October 21, 2017

These are the types of news that PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson likes to share.

From entertainer to blogger, to government official with salary grade 29 – it has been a quick climb to glory for Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Margaux "Mocha" Uson.

Racking up more than 5 million subscribers on Facebook and 150,000 followers on Twitter, Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson, without a doubt, .

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Grace Poe: Should Mocha Uson stay in government?
by Pia Ranada January 30, 2018 - with Video
The senator also asks PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar if he ever considered 'shutting down' Uson's blog over conflict of interest issues.

Mocha Uson's Milan trip with Cayetano
by Pia Ranada January 31, 2018
Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano again requests the presence of Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson in an official trip abroad.
While her role in government and her controversial blog came into question during a Senate hearing on fake news, Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson was in Milan, Italy, with Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano.

Roque to explain value of journalists to Mocha Uson, 'DDS'
by Pia Ranada November 06, 2017 - with Video
'I hope Asec Mocha will accept being a student of the spokesperson,' says President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman

What's Mocha Uson doing at UN General Assembly in New York?
by Pia Ranada September 21, 2017

Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson is included in the Philippine delegation to the UN event which is not attended by President Rodrigo Duterte nor PCOO chief Martin Andanar

How Facebook algorithms impact democracy
by Maria A. Ressa October 08, 2016 - with Video

Its algorithms decide what you see. And they don't distinguish fact from fiction.
For the 2016 Philippine presidential elections, Uson campaigned hard for her candidate, then Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, onstage and on her Facebook page, which became one of his campaign’s most effective online political advocacy tool.

How much will Mocha Uson earn at the PCOO?
by Camille Elemia May 10, 2017
The newly appointed assistant secretary for social media will get a monthly gross salary of P106,454, plus allowances and bonuses.

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'Let that sink in': Filipinos react to Mocha Uson appointment
by Nile Villa May 10, 2017
The celebrity blogger trends on Twitter as Filipinos, both the outraged and the pleased, weigh in on her appointment as PCOO assistant secretary.

Duterte on Mocha Uson: 'Utang na loob ko 'yan sa kanila'
May 12, 2017
UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte says it's his turn to believe in Mocha Uson, the new PCOO assistant secretary for social media, who supported his presidential bid
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Code of Ethics for gov't officials applies to Mocha Uson's blog
by Pia Ranada May 12, 2017
Newly appointed assistant secretary Mocha Uson can no longer 'misbehave' in her blog.
Mocha Uson took care to declare on her popular Facebook page that all her posts there are about her personal views and not that of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO).
But given her new career, Uson should know that, as a public official, all her public posts impact public interest.
Since she is now a government official, Uson is bound by the “Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees,” otherwise known as Republic Act No 6713 .

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Trillanes files criminal charges vs Mocha Uson
September 22, 2017
UPDATED 'The era of fake news is over,’ Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says after he filed criminal and administrative charges against Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson

Duterte on appointing Mocha: 'Ako naman may-ari ng Malacañang'
by Paterno Esmaquel II May 13, 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte says, 'May utang na loob ako. What's wrong in paying?'
President Rodrigo Duterte stressed that he is the "owner" of Malacañang as he defended his decision to appoint pro-Duterte blogger Mocha Uson as communications assistant secretary.

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Mocha Uson named PCOO assistant secretary
May 09, 2017
UPDATED The celebrity blogger and known Duterte supporter is given a post at the Presidential Communications Operations Office

'People's Palace' no more?
Online fury as Duterte says he 'owns' Malacañang
by Rappler Social Media Team May 15, 2017

Netizens remind President Rodrigo Duterte that he once said he wanted to rename Malacañang Palace to 'People's Palace'

The curious case of the Mocha Uson blog
by Carmel Veloso Abao November 05, 2016
Its main message is that President Duterte can do no wrong. This kind of citizen defense of a president is not desirable because it promotes personalistic instead of rational political discourse.

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So what if Mocha Uson is not a journalist?
by Jayeel Serrano Cornelio December 08, 2016
The battle for hearts and minds is no longer just a battle for the truth. It has become a battle in which noise and vitriol have become the most deadly weapons.

Facebook pages taken down after Mocha Uson check post
by Paige Occenola January 05, 2017

Facebook pages Madam Claudia, Assortedge, and Mr. Obosen are taken down after posting about a check allegedly for Mocha Uson.
Another round of takedowns on Wednesday, January 4, hit 3 Facebook pages which are critical of the Duterte administration.

Life and times of Malacañang Press Corps
By PIA RANADA August 19, 2017

This group of journalists assigned to Malacañang can claim a rich and colorful history of covering Philippine presidents.
Perhaps at no other time in its history has the Malacañang Press Corps (MPC) attracted so much public attention as during the Duterte administration.

 Permit for Blogging and ethics for bloggers - Etc.

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Permit for Blogging

Individuals, Bloggers, Businesses need a DTI Sales Promotion Permit even if there is no purchase required.

This blog will showcase contest and promotions that Filipinos can join online.

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Permit for Blogging

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Poe: ‘Bloggers are not above libel laws’
January 30, 2018

'You cannot just attack a person without basis, and then hide behind the skirt of free expression,' says Senator Grace Poe at the second Senate hearing on fake news.

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Pacquiao wants gov't to license bloggers, 'control' media
by Camille Elemia January 30, 2018
'We know that in our Constitution, there is freedom of expression but because of this freedom of expression, naabuso na kasi,' says Senator Manny Pacquiao
Professor JJ Disini of the UP College of Law said Pacquiao’s proposal is unconstitutional because it restricts freedom of speech.

DFA advisory on spreading rumors on social media
April 13, 2016
Please be reminded to refrain from posting or sharing unconfirmed or baseless information on social media that may be considered as rumor mongering.
This advisory comes from the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai and North Emirates, where it is considered a criminal offence.
Bloggers bound by same rules as journalists
by Lian Buan October 07, 2017

'Ang gusto lang natin, ipaintindi dito sa mga bloggers na ito na iyong karapatan nila, hindi naman iyan limitless,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

They cannot just hide beneath the cloak of being just a "blogger."

'Tuloy ang Laban!': #TayoSiPAB trends on Twitter
October 13, 2017

#TayoSiPAB trends online as supporters rally around Jover Laurio after she finally comes forward as the person behind Pinoy Ako Blog

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‘Low blow’: Netizens chide DSWD official for calling blogger ‘ugly’
October 16, 2017
'Her ugliness is extraordinary,' writes Assistant Secretary Lorraine Marie Badoy on her blog and Facebook

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Profanity on social media: good or bad?
by Stacy de Jesus August 12, 2017

Words, not just profanities, become harmful when the intention is to attack or harass someone.
Millennials are enamored with filters. Some of us slap it on photos like crazy. But when it comes to words, we don't hold back. No filter. Some say they resort to cursing because only through this can they truly express their deepest frustrations.

Self-care for when social media gets too toxic
by Paige Occeñola September 10, 2017

It's easy to get overwhelmed online. Here are some self-care tips so you can fight another day!

War has come to our conversations
August 29, 2016

Whatever happened to healthy exchange of views?
Something is happening to our democratic fabric. Malicious, hostile and offensive people are ripping it apart, tearing at it.
In public places like the social media and comments sections of news websites, these people insult, call those they disagree with names, and, the crudest of them all, threaten them with violence! In the young history of social media in the country, this is definitely a frustratingly low point.

The toxic life of a social media producer
by Nile Villa September 01, 2016
Everyone needs to understand that words do have power... If you're told someone hopes you get killed, it will scar you.
Bobo ka.
Wala kang kwenta.
Putang ina mo.
Sana ma-rape ka. Sana ma-rape buong pamilya mo.
Mamatay ka na lang. Mamatay kayong lahat.
Hurts, doesn't it?
Now imagine waking up every morning and being told these things again and again. You get texts, private messages, and even posts on your wall.

The basic ethics for bloggers

In a digital age where people have the power to post things that can make or break a product, service or person, how can a blog keep it real, stay authentic and credible? Jun 17, 2015


How To Start A Profitable Blog Step By Step For Beginners 2017

How To Start A Profitable Blog 2016

How to create a blog in blogger 2016 (Tagalog)

How To Start A Blog (Tagalog)

Filipino bloggers

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The rise of the pro-Duterte bloggers and The dancer-turned-blogger Mocha Uson

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Top 50 Blogs from the Philippines 2017

The following Top 50 blogs from the Philippines was created to regroup the archipel’s most popular blogs and help anyone find and learn from these thought-leaders and trendsetters in the Philippines

Categories: Fashion, Food, Live style and travel

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Lila Shahani - Filipina writes up a storm -

is an academic born into political aristocracy who lived abroad for most of her life, until a natural disaster brought her back to the Philippines.

Call her the accidental blogger, because Lila Shahani certainly never planned on becoming one of the Philippines' most controversial Internet voices.

Look her blog and much more writing from her hand HERE

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"A Public Official's Quiet Lamentation," Pinoy Poet's Circle, 07/14/2012

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Who's behind Pinoy Ako Blog?

Doxing is defined by the Oxford dictionary as searching for and publishing "private or identifying information about [a particular individual] on the internet, typically with malicious intent."
In a way, that's what happened to Maria Josephina Vergina "Jover" Laurio, the woman behind Pinoy Ako Blog, after her identity was revealed on social media.

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Pinoy Ako Blog files complaint vs Thinking Pinoy, Sass Sasot
by Paige Occeñola March 13, 2018
Jover Laurio of Pinoy Ako Blog is asking for over P2 million in damages

the Video:  Pinoy Ako Blog on revealing her identity

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'Mahirap ipikit ang mata mo at magbingi-bingihan'

'Makakakita ka ng batang natamaan ng ligaw na bala, makikita mo sa TV ang ina na umiiyak, parang ang sakit sa dibdib na hindi magsalita,' says Jover Laurio of Pinoy Ako Blog.
Despite being forced to come forward and the exposure of her identity and personal photos online, Laurio says in an exclusive interview with Rappler that it is business as usual for her and her blog – she will still be blogging with her usual sense of humor that her blog has been known for.

Both articles by Paige Occeñola October 13, 2017

'Tuloy ang Laban!': #TayoSiPAB trends on Twitter
October 13, 2017
#TayoSiPAB trends online as supporters rally around Jover Laurio after she finally comes forward as the person behind Pinoy Ako Blog

‘Low blow’: Netizens chide DSWD official for calling blogger ‘ugly’
October 16, 2017
'Her ugliness is extraordinary,' writes Assistant Secretary Lorraine Marie Badoy on her blog and Facebook

Maria Isabel Garcia December 30, 2016

Science Solitaire
'Deserve your privileged dash of spacetime.
You have it, for now.'

Happy New Year

This is called Considerata VI because this is my 6th version through the years of writing a New Year’s science column. It is inspired by Desiderata

About , - Photos - e.g. Duterte's trolls and propaganda machine - etc.

Examples for supporting the Duterte government - Fight misinformation

Look also above, below and Social Media - "dictatorship - Fake NEWS"

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What is fake news?
November 27, 2017 - with Video

It's a lot more complicated than you think

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Can you tell fake news from real news?
by Nile Villa March 08, 2017
How good are you at differentiating fact from fiction when it comes to news?

Fake news law can be 'dangerous'
by Keb Cuevas February 12, 2018
'If the law can be loosely interpreted, at some point it will be loosely interpreted,' says former Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste.

Fake news from an international perspective
by Gil Anthony E. Aquino February 03, 2018

Lessons can be learned from the international community in order to properly address the issue of fake news in the Philippines.

Is the Philippines in step with Russian online propaganda warfare?
By Natashya Gutierrez March 10, 2018

The same techniques detailed in Robert Mueller's Russia-Trump indictment are pervasive here and have accomplished the same goal as the Russians': sow discord


Democracy and Disinformation Forum

How 'fake news' and other forms of disinformation threaten our freedoms, and how to fight back.
The Democracy and Disinformation Forum, a conference for journalists, bloggers, scholars, students, advertising professionals, and PR practitioners hold on February 12 and 13, 2018 at the Ateneo Law School in Makati City.

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FULL TEXT: Our fundamental freedoms
by Marvic Leonen February 19, 2018
'In this era of disinformation, how can you fight for your freedom and democracy?'
This is the full text of the speech of Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen during the Democracy and Disinformation forum at the Ateneo Law School on February 12
Look Marvic Leonen on fundamental freedoms

Media expert warns journalists against acting like 'stenographers'
by Paterno Esmaquel II February 15, 2018 - with Video
'A journalist, by repeatedly reporting, accurately quoting Duterte's false claims, inadvertently becomes a peddler of fake news,' veteran journalist Ellen Tordesillas also says at the Democracy and Disinformation Forum

In fighting disinformation and trolls, silence 'cannot be an option'
by Keb Cuevas February 14, 2018 - with Video
From Wikipedia to Facebook, how do we fight back against trolls, 'fake news' and historical revisionism?

How Duterte supporters swarmed the ICC Facebook page
by Raisa Serafica February 14, 2018 - with Video
'All the posts of the past two days have been swarmed and attacked by Filipino trolls – every single post. It is crazy and it is full of non-sequiturs,' says computer programmer Carlos Nazareno

Strong journalism in the age of strongmen
February 14, 2018 - with Video
Currently a journalism professor at the University of Queensland in Australia, Greste was arrested by the Egyptian authorities for terrorism-related charges for his work as a journalist in 2013

Journalists should always stand up against fake information
by Raisa Serafica February 12, 2018

Aside from debunking fake news, media organizations must learn from how the disinformation armies package and amplify their messages.

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Rappler statement on Bong Go's 'fake news' accusation
February 19, 2018

Is 'fake news' the new defense of public officials against public scrutiny?

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DOCUMENTS: How Bong Go is linked thrice to frigates deal
by Carmela Fonbuena February 19, 2018
The big-ticket modernization project of the Armed Forces of the Philippines is embroiled in controversy following the ouster of former Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado in December 2017

Rappler's Pia Ranada barred from entering Malacañang Palace
February 20, 2018 - with Videos
4th UPDATE The incident happens a day after the Senate hearing on the Navy frigates deal where Special Assistant to the President Bong Go accused Rappler of churning out 'fake news'

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NUJP to Duterte: 'Shame on you for displaying extreme pettiness'
February 20, 2018
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines says President Rodrigo Duterte 'has acted much like a petulant child throwing a fit' when he banned Rappler's Pia Ranada from Palace coverage.

Duterte himself banned Rappler reporter from Malacañang coverage
February 20, 2018
UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte orders the head of Malacañang's Internal House Affairs Office to ensure that Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and reporter Pia Ranada cannot enter the Palace

Roque: Rappler still allowed to cover Malacañang events, says Medialdea
by Pia Ranada February 20, 2018
Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque says an official's personal 'dislike' for specific reporters is not a valid reason to bar them from entering the Palace

Rappler to Malacañang: Don't use power to obstruct
February 20, 2018
We encourage the government to answer these uncomfortable questions and avoid using its immense power to obstruct and harass.

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Pope rails against 'fake news'
by Agence France-Presse January 25, 2018

'We need to unmask what could be called the 'snake-tactics' used by those who disguise themselves in order to strike

Silent No More PH

Speak out with courage. Find freedom in your voice. Choose truth as the only sound bite. Help us fight LIES by spreading the TRUTH!

Chief disinformation architects in the PH: Not exactly who you think
by Jonathan Corpus Ong and Jason Cabanes February 11, 2018

Understanding that fake news is the professional product of advertising and PR strategists means we need to challenge the broader system that has not only normalized political deception but made it financially.

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Poe on bill vs 'fake news': Hold gov't officials to higher standard
by Michael Bueza February 10, 2018
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says her bill is 'unconstitutional' and 'singles out' public officials. Senator Grace Poe calls his interpretation 'tragic.'

Disinformation producers
February 12, 2018 By Bong O. Wenceslao

Why do Filipino netizens troll?
by Katerina Francisco August 27, 2017 - with Video

A sociology paper examines some of the reasons why Filipino social media users behave aggressively online – when they can be normally civil people offline.

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Editorial: Informed and critical
February 12, 2018
THINK before you post. The precaution is relevant with the recent publication of a report that Filipinos are “among the most ignorant on key global and local issues.”

Why worry about Filipinos online being 'most ignorant'?
by Natashya Gutierrez February 08, 2018
The results of a 2017 Ipsos survey on the Perils of Perception may explain in part Filipinos' aggressiveness on social media and the quick spread of fake news.

From Korean idol group to Duterte Supporters on Facebook?
by Paige Occeñola February 09, 2018

A fan group for a South Korean actor is renamed 'President Duterte Supporters'. But there might be more to the story.
A fan group for a South Korean actor was renamed to "President Duterte Supporters"
The administrator responsible for the name change appears to be an active member of other pro-Duterte, pro-Marcos groups as well.
The red flag was raised by a Facebook post by Karla Obispo after a group that she is a part of, originally intended for fans of South Korean actor Kim Soo-hyun, was suddenly changed to "President Duterte Supporters".

NUJP slams Roque as 'fake news peddler'
February 09, 2018
NUJP says Roque 'has acquired a penchant for accusing media of making him look bad by doing what they ought to - reporting his pronouncements accurately with the proper context and background'
Duterte is no. 1 source of fake news
by Camille Elemia January 30, 2018 - with Video

'The worrisome part of this is that most of the sources of disinformation is being perpetrated by government officials on taxpayers’ money,' veteran journalist Ellen Tordesillas tells a Senate panel probing the proliferation of fake news.


Clarissa David on fake news and disinformation
January 18, 2018
What can be done to stem the tide of disinformation?
'Fake news', a most difficult dilemma
Jan 26, 2018
Professor Clarissa David of the UP College of Mass Communication explains the spread of disinformation and misinformation in social media, its impact online and offline, and the steps we can take to address it.

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Spread of fake news meant to silence, intimidate critics
by Camille Elemia January 30, 2018 - with Video
'Social media provided cheap armies to potential authoritarian and dictators to control and manipulate public opinion,' says Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa.

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'Fake news', napiling word of the year

Tinaguriang "Word of the Year" ng isang English dictionary ang "fake news." Tiwala naman ang ilang eksperto na dahil sa lumalawak na kamalayan tungkol sa fake news, matututong maging mas mapanuri ang publiko sa mga nakikitang impormasyon. I-Bandila mo, Miguel Dumaual. - Bandila, Biyernes, 3 Nobyembre, 2017

WARNING: Impostor pretending to be Rappler's news editor
January 11, 2018

Please report suspicious emails or messages to

It came to our attention that a certain Maricia Sunga contacted the Office of the Vice President, pretending to be Rappler's news editor.
Be advised that no one by that name is employed by or in any way connected to Rappler. Get to know the team behind Rappler here.

FAKE: Comparison of 2015 and 2017 World Press Freedom Index reports
by Stacy de Jesus December 23, 2017

A propaganda Facebook post by VovPH is spreading disinformation against Rappler and Maria Ressa. Again.


Leloy Claudio: 5 ways to shield yourself from fake news
January 11, 2018

How to deal with fake news and disinformation? Here are some suggestions.
Fake news and disinformation has reached crisis proportions all over the world. History teacher Leloy Claudio gives us 5 tips to identify – and shield ourselves from – fake news.


Senate hearing on fake news
October 4, 2017

The Senate committee on public information and mass media chaired by Senator Grace Poe conducts a hearing on the proliferation of fake, misleading news and false information

Senate hearing on fake news
UPDATED 31 January 2018

Senate hearing on fake news
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'We can't be arbiter of truth': Why Facebook won't shut down fake news
Social media giant Facebook on Thursday said it has no policy on taking down "fake news" as it cannot lay claim to the power to judge what is true from what is not.

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Poe, Roque clash on bill prohibiting officials from spreading fake news
by Camille Elemia March 15, 2018
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque opposes the bill penalizing government officials for spreading misinformation, but Senator Grace Poe says public servants must be held to a higher standard.

Mocha runs blog on her own? Why was it 'live' as she spoke?
by Paterno Esmaquel II October 05, 2017
On Facebook, Mocha Uson Blog rebroadcasts video from PTV while Uson – who claims that she alone handles her blog – is seated in a 5-hour Senate hearing on fake news

'Unapologetic' fake news spreaders an 'insult' to gov't officials
by Mara Cepeda October 05, 2017
Vice President Leni Robredo did not mince words against pro-administration bloggers turned government officials who have been caught spreading false information online.
Robredo did not mention any names, but she said those who were invited to Wednesday's Senate hearing on the spread of fake news were “unapologetic” and “arrogant.”

Grace Poe praises Thinking Pinoy for 'excellent research, neutrality'
by Camille Elemia October 04, 2017
'So I hope you keep the neutrality. Like if you're in a board, you can be an independent director. You can be in government but an independent consultant.'

NUJP hits Thinking Pinoy blogger RJ Nieto as 'barefaced liar'
October 04, 2017
The National Union for Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) called Thinking Pinoy blogger Rey Joseph Nieto a "barefaced liar" following the Senate hearing on fake news and misinformation online on Wednesday, October 4.

Tagging fake news on Facebook has minimal effect – study
by Gelo Gonzales September 15, 2017

Some may even become more likely to misconstrue fake news as true

‘Blood red,’ ‘Imeldific’: Isabelle Duterte draws flak for Malacañang photo shoot
December 15, 2017

Presidential granddaughter Isabelle Duterte gets called out online for her pre-debut photo shoot in Malacañang, prominently capturing the presidential seal.
Presidential granddaughter Isabelle Duterte is giving people the wrong kind of flashbacks on social media shortly after photos of her pre-debut photoshoot in the Palace appeared online

Fake news, bad views, and society’s loss

'How should fake news be regulated? Are new criminal and civil laws needed to address this problem?'

First of two parts

Part two:
Confrontation at the Senate

'To defeat fake news and bad views, we must also understand how we got to where we are now'

Both by Dean Tony La Viña October 15-16, 2017

FACT CHECK: Did Inquirer say man in 'Pietà' photo was killed by PNP?
by Paterno Esmaquel II October 26, 2017

The Philippine Daily Inquirer has reported that suspected drug pusher Michael Siaron was killed by 'motorcycle-riding gunmen'
Defenders of the Duterte administration claimed that the Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) erred in reporting that the police executed Michael Siaron, the slain drug suspect in PDI's viral Pietà banner photo last year.
This claim is a lie.

What you need to know about #Cocoygate
by Paige Occeñola October 13, 2017

During the Senate hearing on fake news, Cocoy Dayao is named as the man behind several sites critical of the administration

Duterte falsely claims CIA funds Rappler
by Paterno Esmaquel II October 12, 2017 - with Video

Contrary to President Rodrigo Duterte's assertion, Rappler is 100% Filipino-owned, and the CIA is not one of its funders

Defining fake news
October 06, 2017

THE hearing on fake news initiated by the Senate committee on public information and mass media turned out to be a bit of a chaos because of the failure to define and differentiate terms.
The problem is not only about definition but differentiation.

6 ways to spot a fake news article
October 04, 2017 - with Video

Here are some tips to determine if a news article is fake or not

Presidential Spokesman Facebook account posts troll-like comment
October 27, 2017
The 'Office of the Presidential Spokesperson' Facebook account, a verified one, commented at around 11:30 am, 'si pia at si lourd devera pantay na sa kakupalan' (Pia and Lourd Devera have the same level of thick skin.)
It is notable that the tone used in the comment is similar to the one used by trolls, as it uses coarse language with an apparent intent to spread malice. The comment has since disappeared from the feed's comments section.
Lies Tatay Digong told me
September 25, 2017

While leadership is situational, integrity isn't

Senate bill seeks jail time for gov't officials spreading fake news
by Camille Elemia June 22, 2017

Under Senate Bill 1492, any person found guilty will be punished with a fine ranging from P100,000 to P5 million and one to 5 years imprisonment, while public officials will be subjected to stiffer penalties.

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Duterte oks higher fines for fake news
by Pia Ranada September 01, 2017
The publication of false news now comes with a fine of P40,000 to P200,000 from the previous fine of just P200 to P1,000
Spread fake news and be ready to pay heavier fines.
This is provided for in a newly-signed amendment to the decades-old Revised Penal Code.

"AboutPhilippines" asks: Do you think, this will be also for his administration - friends?????

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The spread of fake news
Aug 12, 2017
Anti-Fake News Act author Sen. Joel Villanueva presents the elements of fake news, and the fines and penalties that people who spread fake news can be charged with.


Fake news in the Philippines
Published on Apr 26, 2017

Fake news has proven to be influential in the U.S., but it may be even more powerful in the Philippines, where technology and celebrity make people vulnerable to false reports

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A sea change for news
by Vergel O. Santos September 02, 2017
Today, fake news swamps us. How to deal with it?

Threat is real
September 18, 2017
Public told to take fake news as a challenge, not as a threat
September 20, 2017

Some members of the Philippine media urged the public, especially the younger generation, not to take the proliferation of fake news as a threat but as a challenge instead.


'Truth' in the age of social media
Nov 28, 2016

Historian Manolo Quezon joins Mornings@ANC on Monday to answer, is there really no longer a thing as 'the truth' in the age of social media?

Editorial: The real threat of fake news
September 18, 2017

THE marketplace of ideas still stands, but its foundations are under attack.
For nearly four centuries, this metaphor has represented the belief that in a free, honest, and transparent competition, the best ideas always win. In democratic societies, freedom of expression, which encompasses freedom of speech and of the press, draws its protection from that belief.
These days, the threat of fake news makes that belief seem naïve.

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Wrong info leads Duterte to threaten EU diplomats
by Paterno Esmaquel II October 12, 2017

Wrong information led President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday, October 12, to threaten to expel diplomats of the European Union (EU) within 24 hours.
Malacañang itself admits that President Rodrigo Duterte was reacting to a foreign delegation that does not represent the EU.

Robredo urges millennials to fight misinformation
by Patty Pasion January 26, 2017

'We can never base our judgments and our prejudices on information that are not true,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

Senator Bam Aquino calls on public to fight misinformation online
by Aika Rey December 09, 2016

Senator Aquino also cautioned against the spread of fake news on a large scale at a forum organized by the Asia Society and INCITEGov

Over 5,000 campus journalists say 'no' to fake news
by Zak Yuson January 23, 2017

The annual journalism competition for elementary and high school students kicks off in Pagadian City in Zamboanga del Sur province.

Tech firms must do more against 'fake news' – Apple boss
by Agence France-Presse February 11, 2017

'Too many of us are just in the complain category right now and haven't figured out what to do,' says Apple chief executive Tim Cook

Palace media slam Andanar over 'misreporting' tirade
by Pia Ranada January 18, 2017

'We are disturbed by the propensity of the officials of this administration to blame the media whenever the inflammatory statements of the President stir controversy or draw flak,' says the Malacañang Press Corps.

Wanted: Truth police
by Vergel O. Santos July 01, 2017

If anyone should take up police duty against fake news,
it is us news people ourselves

IMPORTANT look also How can we trust PNP?

Does Justice Secretary Aguirre believe in fake news?
February 25, 2017
Aguirre seems set to hold the record for a Philippine justice chief with the most number of 'unsubstantiated' public pronouncements at a given time.
What does Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II do with information that he believes to be true, but authorities have dismissed as otherwise?
He stands by it!
Youth group seeks penalty for 'fake news king' Aguirre
July 05, 2017 By Keith A. Calayag

A GROUP composed of youths, student leaders, netizens and other concerned citizens filed Wednesday, July 5, before the Office of the Ombudsman an administrative complaint for breach of the code of ethical conduct against Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II.

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Aguirre, inireklamo ng 'millennials' sa pagpapakalat ng fake news
Published on Jul 5, 2017
Naghain ng ethics complaint sa Ombudsman ang isang grupo ng kabataan laban kay Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre na binansagan nilang 'hari ng pekeng balita'. Tumanggi naman munang magkomento si Aguirre habang hindi pa niya nababasa ang buong reklamo.

Mocha Uson on defensive over misleading Marawi photo from PCOO-managed page
by Stacy de Jesus October 23, 2017

Mocha Uson, an assistant secretary at the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), on Sunday, October 22, posted a photo of a clean and calm Marawi, with a caption saying, "Grabe naman ang bilis naman kumilos ng gobyerno." (Impressive how fast our government works.)
The photo, however, was not taken after Marawi City was declared “liberated” by President Rodrigo Duterte on October 17.

It was a photo taken by Rappler correspondent Bobby Lagsa on May 25, 2017 – the 3rd day of the Marawi siege.

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What I learned from being featured by the Duterte online machine
by Cecilia Lero October 10, 2017

The author shares her observations from the comments sections where a photo of her holding a placard saying 'I am a drug user. Papatayin mo ba ako?' was posted.
On the evening of September 21, I started receiving worried messages from friends. A pro-Duterte Facebook page had shared my photo with the hashtag #ManlabanParaSaKarapatanNgMgaDurugista. By the next evening it had been shared by other pages and collectively garnered tens of thousands of reactions.

President Duterte, dismantle your propaganda machine
June 05, 2017

It stokes the flames of a highly divisive issue like martial law. It also empowers trolls, poisons the well and lowers our collective IQ and EQ
We don't need fake photos that show Vietnam combatants passed off as Philippine soldiers from the Philippine News Agency. We don’t need fake photos showing Honduras police instead of the Philippine military from newly minted communications assistant secretary Mocha Uson.

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For anti-Duterte netizen, online troll attacks turn into real-world nightmare

EXCLUSIVE: The Philippine National Police files a criminal complaint against Willyn Trabajador, whom they accuse of posting a bomb threat against the President's followers. But Trabajador insists her account was cloned.


Who posted bomb threat? Police affidavit against anti-Duterte netizen misses crucial details

The police accuse Willyn Trabajador of posting a bomb threat against the President, but the criminal complaint they filed against her raises more questions than answers.

Both by Natashya Gutierrez September 15 - 16, 2017

Duterte says online defenders, trolls hired only during campaign
by Pia Ranada July 25, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte calls the University of Oxford, which released a study about social media manipulation, 'a school for the stupid people'
A study by academics from the University of Oxford claims Duterte's camp paid US$200,000 or P10 million for a social media campaign in which volunteers and paid persons or groups used social media accounts to promote him or defend him against critics.

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PH, 27 other countries use 'cyber troops' to manipulate opinion by Gelo Gonzales July 25, 2017

A University of Oxford study says one trait of cyber troops in the Philippines is individual targeting, which is 'used to silence political dissent online' and often leads to 'real-life threats and reputational damage'

Social media in the time of Duterte
by Paige Occeñola July 01, 2017

Within the first year of President Duterte’s administration, he has not been remiss in expressing his thanks to the community that has been instrumental to his success.

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'We deserve better': #FireMocha tops local Twitter trends
August 22, 2017

Netizens call for the ouster of PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson.
#FireMocha hits the number one spot on Twitter after people began calling out for the removal of Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson from her post.

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'Fake news queen': Netizens slam Mocha Uson for playing victim
October 04, 2017
'Andito ako para suportahan ang hearing na ito dahil ako po ay biktima ng fake news', Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson says at the Senate hearing on fake news

Asec or blogger? Choose only one, Nancy Binay tells Mocha Uson
by Camille Elemia October 04, 2017
Senator Nancy Binay reminds Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson that all government officials are bound by the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees

Mocha Uson says rules on fairness don't apply to her
by Camille Elemia October 04, 2017
'I'm a blogger, not a journalist,' Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson tells Senator Paolo Banigno Aquino IV, when he asks if she ever tried to get the side of people she has attacked in her blog

Mocha Uson: 'Ako po ay biktima ng fake news'
by Camille Elemia October 04, 2017
Despite repeated allegations of spreading fake news, Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson claimed she is a “victim” of such practice, too.

Trillanes to sue Mocha Uson for spreading fake news
by Camille Elemia September 11, 2017

Despite prohibition, Mocha Uson performs at Resorts World casino
by Pia Ranada September 06, 2017
UPDATED A memorandum circular prohibits government officials from entering casinos 'in view of its negative effect on the public perception of government service'.
Memorandum Circular Number 6 states that if any government official or personnel enters a casino, it will be considered "conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service."

Andanar 'looking into' Uson's prohibited entry in casino bar
by Pia Ranada September 07, 2017
Malacañang says PCOO officials must comply with the prohibition and says it is up to Secretary Andanar to address the issue

'Oust Mocha' Uson petition circulates online again
September 25, 2017

The petition, started by Kremlin Pandaan, now has over 36,000 signatures as of Monday, September 25
After the #FireMocha campaign, a new petition is now circulating online to call for the removal of entertainer-turned-blogger Margaux "Mocha" Uson as Presidential Communications and Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary for Social Media for allegedly spreading fake news.

Asec Mocha Uson herself spreads fake news, says Nancy Binay
by Camille Elemia September 20, 2017

'How can you fight fake news kung may instances na nanggagaling mismo sa isang Asec yung fake news?' Senator Nancy Binay asks Communications Secretary Martin Andanar.
Senators raised this issue against Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson, with Senator Nancy Binay saying the battle against fake news is difficult because of the dancer turned government official.

FAST FACTS: What you need to know about the Philippine News Agency
by Jodesz Gavilan August 10, 2017

There are at least 3 known boo-boos the PNA has committed in 2017 alone, with two of them happening in the month of May.

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Philippine News Agency's story on labor dep't uses Dole pineapple logo
August 11, 2017

For its latest mistake, the beleaguered PNA uses the wrong logo in its story about the Department of Labor and Employment's pay rules for 2018 holidays

'Puro Nalang Aberya': Netizens react to Philippine News Agency's latest blunder
August 12, 2017

Dole quickly became one of the trending topics in the Philippines on Friday night.

The real threat called Alternative Facts
February 27, 2017
The nation is under siege from the likes of Vitaliano Aguirre II and Martin Andanar, who have mastered the art of peddling lies and brewing conspiracies.

Defend the Republic! One Flag, One Nation! No to Destabilization!

FACT-CHECK: Aguirre uses old photo to tag opposition lawmakers in Marawi crisis
by Lian Buan and Carmela Fonbuena June 07, 2017

The photo of the alleged plotters turns out to have been taken in 2015 at the Iloilo Airport, and not weeks before the Maute crisis erupted.
In the thick of war in Marawi, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre on Wednesday, June 7, stirred a hornet's nest.
He insinuated to reporters in Manila that opposition lawmakers Senator Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, and Magdalo Reprsentative Gary Alejano may have had something to do with the attack of terrorist groups in the city.

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Robredo slams Aguirre for using fake news on Marawi conflict
Jun 13, 2017
Vice President Leni Robredo took a rare potshot at a member of President Duterte’s Cabinet on Tuesday, calling out Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre for spreading fake news and eroding the public’s trust in his department.

Independence from Vitaliano Aguirre II
June 12, 2017
As we celebrate Independence Day, we ask to be free – free from the justice secretary’s spin, lies, and conspiracies.
The tragedy of Vitaliano Aguirre II’s recent lie is not so much his refusal to bow in shame for it, it is the sorry fact that we are his captive audience, desperate to be liberated from his alternative truths but stuck in a country that has him for justice secretary.

Vitaliano Aguirre: 'Fake news king' to opposition, 'bright boy' to Duterte
by Lian Buan June 11, 2017
Aguirre says he would have wanted to settle for a quiet life, take care of his 6 grandchildren, tend to his bonsais, and resume scuba diving, but service beckoned.

NUJP to Aguirre: Media won't be scapegoats for your 'lies'
June 09, 2017
'Trying to blame others for your blunders unmasks you as a mean-spirited coward,' the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines tells Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II

No public apology yet from Aguirre for fake news
by Lian Buan UPDATED June 09, 2017
The Palace says Aguirre still enjoys the 'full trust' of President Rodrigo Duterte
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has not made any public clarifications, more so a public apology – at least not yet – as of Thursday, June 8.

Philippine News Agency uses Vietnam photo in Marawi siege story
by Stacy de Jesus May 29, 2017
This is the second known mistake committed by the state-run news agency in May 2017.
The story titled "Urban warfare a challenge for soldiers in Marawi" was accompanied by a photo of a soldier holding a gun while patrolling in a poverty-stricken area.
Searching the source of the image, however, will lead you to Wikimedia Commons. According to the media repository platform, the original file name of the image is Vietconghunt.jpg and was described as "Troops of 'A' Company, 1st Air Cavalry Division, checking house during patrol."

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PNA sorry for wrong photo; Mocha Uson on the defensive
by Pia Ranada May 30, 2017
While the state news agency says it will review its procedures, PCOO official Mocha Uson says those who called her out for using the photo of Honduran police should 'use their common sense'

FACT CHECK: PCOO's Mocha Uson shares wrong photo of PH army
by Stacy de Jesus May 30, 2017
This is not the first unverified image that the PCOO Assistant Secretary has shared.
She wanted to rally support for troops in their fight against terrorists in Mindanao, but in doing so, newly appointed government official Mocha Uson is caught yet again sharing an unverified image.


Andanar hides from media after new PCOO blunders
by Pia Ranada UPDATED June 01, 2017 - with video
Despite telling Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella he would take questions from Palace reporters, PCOO chief Andanar chooses to evade the media and stays silent on new gaffes from his office.
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Photo used by Duterte camp to hit critics taken in Brazil,


by Camille Elemia August 29, 2016

Critics accuse the President's supporters of misleading the public for posting a photo of a 9-year-old girl who was raped and murdered in Brazil in 2014
Supporters of the administration have also spread the photo online, with other netizens sharing it as well. It turns out, however, that the photo was not even taken in the Philippines.

This is not the first time fake items and news headlines have spread online, purportedly favoring the President.

Media Killings - Etc.

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NPA - PH peacetalks poem - English subtitles
Ubusan ng Lahi, An open letter to President Duterte
Feb 7, 2017
Award-winning poet Dr Joi Barrios-Leblanc reads an open letter to President Rodrigo Duterte
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Ubusan ng lahi: An open letter to President Duterte
February 08, 2017
Through a poem, award-winning poet Joi Barrios calls on President Rodrigo Duterte to 'let the peace talks move on'

National Writers Congress tackles PH war on drugs and literature April 29
May 02, 2017
UPDATED 'Ang Panitikan sa Panahon ng Tokhang' features a keynote lecture by Dr Jose 'Butch' Dalisay Jr, and 2 fora with Lourd Ernest de Veyra, Joel Salud, Juana Change, Floy Quintos, Frank Cimatu, and Joyce Martin.

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May 1, 2017

Bata, bata, paano magbasa?
by Fritzie Rodriguez July 23, 2016

Although the Philippines has a high literacy rate, not all children are able to read and write, depriving them of the opportunity to travel across new worlds through reading.
The mere exposure to books could already encourage a child to learn, however, many kids are not given enough chance.


Bolet Banal on reading in the social media age
November 22, 2016
Quezon City Representative Bolet Banal, author of the Araw ng Pagbasa bill, speaks to Rappler about reading in the age of social media.

What started as a local advocacy that promotes reading and literacy in Quezon City became an annual celebration in the Philippines after Republic Act 10556 or The Araw ng Pagbasa Act of 2013 was signed into law by former President Benigno Aquino III.

Nationwide storytelling
sessions mark Araw ng Pagbasa

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Republic Act 10556 or “The Araw ng Pagbasa Act of 2013”.
The State recognizes and supports endeavors that promote reading and literacy, motivate awareness and uphold our Filipino heritage and culture, including educational activities.
November 27 of every year is hereby declared as “Araw ng Pagbasa”, which shall be a regular working holiday, to be celebrated in all elementary and secondary schools in the country. In the event that the holiday falls on a weekend, the holiday shall be observed on the Friday of that week.

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From an old poet to a young novelist (and back)
by Mila D. Aguilar January 02, 2017

A lesson in martial law and current history

Vergel Santos on “The Censored Press”
July 6, 2016

"AboutPhilippines" says a great article IMPORTANT to read

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National Book Development Board - NBDB

The enactment of Republic Act 8047, also known as the Book Publishing Industry Development Act, was a clear demonstration of the government's attention to the important role of books in nation building. The law created the National Book Development Board which is tasked primarily to formulate and implement a National Book Policy with a corresponding National Book Development Plan geared towards the development of the book publishing industry.

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April is National Literature Month in the Philippines
Ang Abril ay Buwan ng Panitikan ng Filipinas.
March 09, 2016
The Filipino ReaderCon

has become an annual event, always with the following objectives:
•provide support, instruction, and social time for book club members and book bloggers
•celebrate readers and reading in the Philippines
•promote a closer connection between readers and writers and/or publishers
•acknowledge beloved Filipino books through the Readers’ Choice Book Awards

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Move your books to Mindanao!
by/Lou Gepuela August 05, 2015

Books are passports to learning possibilities. Help young Mindanawans achieve their potential!

Philippine Literature

by/Dindo de Quiroz and Jonalyn Mariquina

Very good informations about Philippine Literature

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Post-Colonial Literature Abrogation and Appropriation:
Post-Colonial Literature in the Philippines
by/E. Vallado Daroy
Pre-Colonial Philippine Literature

by/ unknown writer

Very good informations about Pre-Colonial Philippine Literature

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Biag ni Lam-ang

(English: "The Life of Lam-ang") is an epic poem of the Ilokano people from the Ilocos region of the Philippines. Recited and written in the original Iloko, the poem is believed [by whom?] to be a composite work of various poets who passed it on through the generations, and was first transcribed around 1640 by a blind Ilokano bard named Pedro Bucaneg.


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Pedro Bukaneg Pedro Bukaneg (Pedro Bucaneg)

was the legendary “first Ilokano man-of-letters,” who, according to stories, translated to Iloko many church doctrines, including the Doctrina Cristiana from Latin and Spanish. Bukaneg’s translation works of religious teachings were said to have facilitated the Ilokanos’ conversion to Christianity.

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Ilokano literature or Iloko literature pertains to the literary works of writers of Ilocano ancestry


Philippine Literature in the Spanish period

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Philippine literature in Spanish 1593 to present

Francisco Baltazar y dela Cruz (1788-1862)

was the preeminent poet of the Tagalog language and author of the literary masterpiece Florante at Laura. Baltazar is otherwise known as Francisco Balagtas, his original name. He had taken the name Balagtas from a Manila family whom he had served as a houseboy. He was affectionately called Kiko.

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Its name comes from the original surname of Francisco Baltazar, Balagtas, having been created to honor his birth anniversary.

The balagtasan is a debate in poetic verse. It was created during the American Colonization of the Philippines, inspired by old forms of Philippine verse debate like the karagatan, Juego de Prenda and the duplo.
The first balagtasan was held on 6 April 1924. Three sets of poets participated using scripted defenses.

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Francisco Alonso Liongson (1896–1965), "Don Paco"

as he was better known, lived in one of the most exciting periods of Philippine history. His works have become precious gems of Philippine Literature in Spanish and historic records of the Filipino psyche and social life between 1896 and 1950.

Severino Montano (1915 in Laoag, Ilocos Norte – 12 December 1980)

He was a playwrighter, director, actor and theater organizer with an output of one novel, 150 poems and 50 plays in his 65-year lifetime.

Severino Montano's "Sabina": A Review of a Philippine Tragedy in English July 3, 2011 - look this as pdf HERE

Nick Joaquin

Nicomedes Márquez Joaquín (May 4, 1917 – April 29, 2004) was a Filipino writer, historian and journalist, best known for his short stories and novels in the English language. He also wrote using the pen name Quijano de Manila. Joaquín was conferred the rank and title of National Artist of the Philippines for Literature.

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by Carlos P. Romulo
The Project Gutenberg EBook

The Indolence of the Filipino

by José Rizal (1861–1896).


Jose Rizal

Historical reactions to the publication of Rizal's two novels - Philippine - Spain 100 Years Ago

The video portray the historical reactions to the publication of Rizal's two novels, Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, which moved the Filipino nation to revolt against the Spanish colonial master


Original Manuscript Noli Me Tangere ongoing restoration - May 13, 2011

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Noli Me Tangere

commonly referred to by its shortened name Noli first in 1887

María Clara

whose full name is María Clara de los Santos, is the mestiza heroine in Noli Me Tangere

Jose Rizal - His life and His works

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Marcelo Hilario del Pilar y Gatmaitán

August 30, 1850 – July 4, 1896, better known by his pen name Plaridel, was a Filipino writer, lawyer, journalist, and freemason. Del Pilar, along with José Rizal and Graciano López Jaena, became known as the leaders of the Reform Movement in Spain

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Like The Molave Like The Molave - poem
by/Rafael Zulueta da Costa

Like The Molave talks about heroes and how they inspire regular Filipinos to be great themselves and join them on the quest to make the Philippines a more prosperous place. The poem states that whilst many Filipinos are achieving great things for their country, there is still much more to be done and more residents must contribute to the efforts. In short, Like The Molave is about inspiring the Filipino nation to improve their country and make it self-sufficient.

Wilfredo Ma. Guerrero

(January 22, 1911 - April 28, 1995) was a Filipino playwright, director, teacher and theater artist. He has written well over a hundred plays, 41 of which have been published. His unplays have either been broadcast over the radio or staged in various parts of the Philippines.

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Wilfredo Ma. Guerrero - THREE RATS

LIT101 presentation. UE Manila. College of Business Administration. Professor Menandro Mortel. January 2013.

Mar 12, 2013

Starring: Renz Mojares, Cristel Mutia and Joshua Nogot.
Directed and Edited by: Sharmaine Tarun


The Condemned Film Adaptation by Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero

A film adaptation as our entry for our Speech Fest last October 9, 2013 wherein we won five awards; 2nd Runner-up Best Film Adaptation, Best Sounds, Best Screen Play, Best Performing Actor in a Leading Role, and Best Performing Actress in a Leading Role. Congratulations BEED-III of Cainta Catholic College Batch 2011-2015! Great Job! Oct 10, 2013

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Guillermo Gómez Rivera
a Filipino multilingual author, historian, educator and linguistic scholar whose lifelong work has been devoted to the often controversial movement to preserve Spanish culture as an important element of the Filipino identity.

What drives interest in Filipino-language books
The bestsellers list in the country is usually dominated by English language novels. But some Filipino authors now say, interest in Tagalog or Filipino books is growing particularly among the youth. - ANC, The World Tonight, August 10, 2015

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Philippine Literature

The variety and abundance of Philippine literature evolved even before the colonial periods.

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TCCnotes.phi.lit. The Literary Forms (in all ways) in Philippine Literature, speeches, songs etc.

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The Literary Forms

The Literary Forms in Philippine Literature

by: Christine F. Godinez-Ortega

Literature of the Philippines History of the Literature of the Philippines
Pinoy Poets Group

The Pinoy Poets Circle Group gathered Filipino poets from Manila and all across the globe for an unforgettable night of poetry reading, wine and music.

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Pinoy Poets Group Event

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We Have A Dream!


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Look also the article "Merging art and literature to solve illiteracy"
July 18, 2015
'It's our hope that one of the stories we publish, one of the artworks we show, or one of the ideas we share, would one day inspire a child to make the world a better place'
Center for Art, New Ventures and Sustainable Development (CANVAS) hopes to donate one million books to one million children nationwide.

Philippine literature in English
Cebuano literature Cebuano literature
The Literature of Eastern Visayas The Literature of Eastern Visayas

By Victor N. Sugbo

Ilokano literature

or Iloko literature pertains to the literary works of writers of Ilocano ancestry

Filipino women writers

The history of Filipino women writers is an account of how Philippine women became literary “mistresses of the ink” and “lady pen-pushers” who created works of fiction or factual and historical storybooks, poetry, novels, short stories, essays, biographies, autobiographies and other known writing genres.

The History of Filipino Women's Writings

by Riitta Vartti

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Books in Tagalog

for free downloads

Introduction to Ambahan

The ambahan is a literary product and poetic expression of the Southern Mangyans of Mindoro

Philippine Children's Books
Jamie’s Best Friend

Filipino authors successfully launch Jamie’s Best Friend, the new children’s book by New York-based Filipino author, Paolo Bitanga and Manila-based illustrator, Winnie Wong. June 28, 2015
The self-book Jamie's Best Friend aims to inspire both readers and other authors


Keeping alive the Pangasinan language - Literature

Erwin Fernandez and his children's story, Liwawa


Poets Santiago Villafania and Jesamyn Diokno

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The library and the bibliophile
May 22, 2016 By Deneb Batucan

Stephanie Jarina takes her love for books to a new level
NOTHING beats the feeling of skimming one’s fingers through a newly printed book. And as you read on, the faint smell of ink and paper melded into one takes a person into a whole new world full of discoveries and endless possibilities.

Comic artists - Etc.

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34 Filipino web comic artists to follow
by Andoyman & Nile Villa May 06, 2017

Check out some of the best local comic artists and their work!


The Philippine Comics Art Museum
Located in San Pablo City

Filipino Comics Artists 1886-2006

The Philippine Comics Art Museum wrote on Nov 6, 2011:
A video I made in 2006. A lot of things have changed since then. But I wanted to show this now to all those reading and creating new komiks in the Philippines today.

Libraries - Etc.

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The Librarians: A Rappler Profile
Feb 23, 2018

On January 19, 2018, Dr Vernon Totanes, Director of the Ateneo de Manila University Rizal Library, filed a letter of complaint with the Office of the Ombudsman. Totanes asked for a probe into the appointment of the current National Library of the Philippines (NLP) Director Cesar Gilbert Adriano, who was sworn in by President Rodrigo Duterte in March 2017

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The Librarians: A Rappler Profile
by Patricia Evangelista February 23, 2018
'The law is clear,' Totanes says. 'Only licensed librarians can be appointed to all government libraries.
So yes, the President violated the law.'

Puerto Princesa launches ‘Hanging Library’
Oct 4, 2016 By Catherine Santos
The Department of Education Puerto Princesa (City DepEd), in partnership with the Rotary Club of Makati Olympia, launched the ‘Hanging Library’, also tagged as “Cocoon of Knowledge”, on Sunday, October 2 at Sittio Tuod, Bgy. Montible.

The said library, which featured a reading area hoisted on treetops, was made to mainly benefit members of the Tagbanua tribe, out-of-school youth (OSY) and other students of Alternative Learning System (ALS) in the area, all with ages ranging from 12 to 62 years old.

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Book Stop Project brings libraries to communities
by Danielle Nakpil August 27, 2017 - with Video

The Book Stop Project aims to give everyone access to libraries and ultimately to help build an active citizenry.

The emerging libraries
February 20, 2017 By Christine Joice C. Cudis

IN THESE changing times, planes no longer just fly on the air, they can now float at sea and cars are starting to explore the sky but books, they can still take you everywhere even while you’re in one place, the library.

How community libraries can change lives
by Dwight De Leon July 27, 2016

Established in 2010, the Library Renewal Partnership aims to build at least 200 community libraries by 2020 and 'empower Filipinos to make our nation great again'

3 interesting things about Ayala’s ‘Little Free Library’
November 06, 2016

TO further foster a culture for learning and creative expression in its mall, Ayala Center Cebu launched its first Little Free Library (LFL) last Oct. 16 at the Level 4 Garden Area.

National Library of the Philippines

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The National Library

Koha, Integrated Library System


subjects contain Braille

Look also Library for the Blind Section caters for visually impaired researchers which offers free use of computers, braille and large print collections of books and serials as well as audio book reproduction. Researchers are also allowed to loan out resources with the approval of the Division Chief.

Pambansang Sinupan ng Pilipinas

NLP Building, T. M. Kalaw Street, Ermita, 1000 Manila

13 million Spanish documents

60 million cataloged public documents

Look RA 9470 - National Archives of the Philippines Act of 2007

and Discovering Philippines - Spanish Archives


National Archives of the Philippines

Cebu from 1600 to 1898

We will trace the documents and papers about Cebu from 1600 to 1898 that are kept by the National Archives of the Philippines through this episode of Kabilin entitled NATIONAL ARCHIVES! Host: Archaeologist and Professor Jojo Bersales.

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The Philippine eLib

Quick Guide on How to Access

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Your access to the most comprehensive libraries in the Philippines and the world.

Basilica Del Santo Niño Library

Heeding the wise advice of St. Augustine of Hippo that in every house there should be a library (Possidius 31, 6,8), the Augustinian Friars of the Basilica put up a library in one of the corners of the convent. We don’t exactly know when this library was put up, but it is safe to surmise that it was established when the convent was constructed and completed in 1764.

The Veterans Federation of the Philippines Museum, Library, Archive and Theatre (VFPMLAT)

in Taguig City is undoubtedly world-class. This museum is a fitting tribute to the gallantry of the World War II soldiers to whom it is dedicated. The Veterans Federation of the Philippines (VFP) initiated the complex to preserve the stories of their members.

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IPOPHL & ITSO, Intellectual Property (IP) Office of the Philippines


Innovation & Technology Support Offices or “patent libraries”

Mapúa Institute of Technology (MIT, Mapúa Tech or simply Mapúa)

Mapúa Library

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Mapúa Intramuros Library Orientation Video

Mapúa Library AVP


The Philippine E-Journals

is an expanding collection of academic journals that are made accessible globally through a single Web-based platform. It is hosted by C&E Publishing, Inc.

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Technology Resource Center - TRC

eTRC - eLibrary reaching Filipinos all over the world, the TRC hosts an online electronic library called eTRC. The portal is accessible and boasts of over 8,000 downloadable livelihood manuals.

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Libraries in the Philippines

Note: Libraries listed here fall into three categories, namely: Academic Libraries (A-Z), Public Libraries, and Special Libraries.

Academic libraries serve colleges and universities, their students, staff and faculty. Larger institutions may have several libraries on their campuses dedicated to serving particular schools such as law and science libraries.

Public libraries serve the general public, "from cradle to grave". They often have departments that focus on areas of service, such as youth, teens and senior citizens.

Special libraries offer resources and collections in a specialized environment of interest, such as corporations, hospitals, the military, museums, private businesses, and the government. Special libraries can serve particular populations, such as the blind and physically handicapped, while others are dedicated to special collections.

Davao City Public Library - Among PH's best
March 11, 2017 By Anna B. Sotto
The Davao City Public Library with its humble beginnings proved how it stood the test of time. With over 40,000 books and post-modern facilities to access this, it has become the melting pot for learning in Davao City.
What started as a small hub in Magallanes Street in 1938 has now branched to four satellite libraries, three reading centers and one mobile library to reach the remote areas of Davao.
Filipinas Heritage Library website

The Filipinas Heritage Library, a division of the Ayala Foundation, Inc. (AFI), is a one-stop electronic research center on the Philippines. We provide access to the wealth of Filipino heritage through the latest in information technology and telecommunications.

The Library houses over 13,000 contemporary volumes on Philippine history, art, language, religion and the social sciences, and over 2,000 rare titles, rare books on microfiche, maps, and an extensive library of slides and photographs.

It has also ventured into the digitization of its collection, CD-ROM publishing, as well as the development of web pages and electronic databases.

Mangyan Heritage Center (MHC)

is a library, archive, and research & education center located in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. The MHC promotes awareness of the indigenous peoples of the island of Mindoro.

Look also HERE and the Video

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Librewry Café

Available 24/7 at Casa Azzuri building on Don A. Velez street between Hayes and Chavez streets, Cagayan de Oro


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The library with no rules

Manila's Reading Club 2000

is a library like no other: it lets anyone borrow and then bring back or keep any of its thousands of books.

Reading Club 2000 is an informal library set up by Hernando Guanlao outside his ancestral home in central Manila, Philippines. Hernando Guanlao, known by his nickname Nanie, wanted to encourage his local community to share his joy of reading.

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and the Videos

The Story of the Filipino - Mang Nanie

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In one man's residence, books of all kinds occupy almost every available space. This is the story of Hernando Guanlao. The Story of the Filipino. Mar 4, 2013

The reading club 2000, 24 oras na bukas (Makati) Jun 6, 2012

LibraryLink is a one-stop resource center for Filipiniana resources.

Look also LibraryLink HERE

The Chan Robles Virtual Law Library of Law of the Philippines - Look also HERE


Project Mountain Alphabet

building a library from the kindness of strangers

a book drive for a public school in Mankayan, Benguet Province

20 May 2013 by/Thomson Reuters

Look also HERE

and "Negros Occidental Mindoro is Next for Project Mountain Alphabet - Tuesday, June 25, 2013" HERE

and the Video Documentary

Project Mountain Alphabet First Library Building
March 9, 2013

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Colalo, Mankayan, Benguet - The Project Mountain Alphabet first project at Colalo Elementary was a success. The success of the said project is contributed solely by the group of individuals who donated a portion of their resources to help the needy. A sign that bayanihan is still very much alive to every Filipino who helped.


AHON - Acts of Hope for the Nation

Foundation is a non-stock, non-profit organization with a mission to develop public elementary libraries all over the Philippines

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has been around for 30 years. In three decades, the all-volunteer children’s charity has built over 10,000 libraries around the world, primarily in the Philippines, in hard-to-reach barrios and areas of conflict. Our work has done more than bring literacy to poor children in the Philippines

The UST Miguel de Benavides Library

formerly called UST Central Library is the central library of the University of Santo Tomas. The Library has been in continuous service and even antedates the existence of the University itself. Even wars did not interrupt this service and it has adapted over time.

SERP-P - SocioEconomic Research Portal for the Philippines

is an online electronic database of completed, ongoing and pipeline research studies related to economic development and policymaking in the Philippines.

Welcome to the web’s most accessible collection of prescription medication package inserts and medication labels directly from the FDA’s central repository.

Asian Rare Books

For history buffs and those who would like to see countless and precious materials on Asian and Philippine history

Unit 11-A One Mckinley Place
26th Street, Crescent Park West
Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig 1634

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Museo Pambata & Mobile Library

in the Ermita district of Manila, is a children's interactive museum. Unlike traditional museums where items are stored behind glass and touching is highly discouraged, Museo Pambata invites visitors to learn with the exhibits by using their total senses. It envisions itself as a discovery museum and resource center promoting Filipino global culture, children's advocacy programs, and creative educational programs with linkages to global communities. The museum also has regular programs and events for various sectors.

Look also HERE and the article "Visiting magical Museo Pambata"
by/Sheen Irerick Seeckts August 30, 2015
A writer shares her experience touring Museo Pambata

and the Videos

Museo Pambata (Host: Ann Mateo)

20 Years with the Mobile Library
The Mobile Library has been sharing the joy of reading to children all over the Philippines for 20 years now! Take a look at the Mobile Library's journey throughout the years. Jul 28, 2015

Libraries´ & Librarians´ organizations - Etc.

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Library Organizations - Wiki

Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines (ASLP)

is a non-stock, non-profit organization composed of special librarians from government institutions, private sectors, business community and the academe.

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 It was established in 1954 as a result of the implementation plan spearheaded by the Interdepartmental Reference Service (IDRS). It took the place of the Philippine Council for US Aid (PHILCUSA) which initiates the rehabilitation progress of disorganized libraries.

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Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. - PLAI

The Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (formerly known as the Philippine Library Association) is the only nationally accredited professional organization of librarians in the Philippines to date. At present, it serves as the umbrella organization for all library groups in the country.

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Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians - PAARL

represents the librarians of institutions supporting scholarly, research and/or formal education on the collegiate level and above

Philippine Association of School Librarians, Inc. PASLI

is the Philippine’s official association of school librarians from both public and private institutions.

The Medical and Health Librarians Association of the Philippines (MAHLAP)
ALAP Agricultural Librarians Association of the Philippines (ALAP)

Filipino Writers Links

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Young poets and the art of spoken word
by/Fritzie Rodriguez Feb 28, 2015

Is poetry dead? No, never.

Far from it.

Poets say the art not only exists on paper, but also in the streets, in music, in images, in motion. It is everywhere. And for some, it’s up there on stage.

For more information on Words Anonymous and spoken word poetry, you may visit them on Twitter. You may also reach them at 09154020615 and

The Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL)

is the largest organization of Filipino writers in the country.

Cecilia Manguerra Brainard Cecilia Manguerra Brainard is the award-winning author and editor of eight books, including the internationally-acclaimed When the Rainbow Goddess Wept
Lina Espina Moore Lina Espina Moore belongs to the post World War II generation of writers who contributed much to the vitality of Philippine literature in English.

Literature - Etc.

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Oral & Intangible Cultural Heritage Safeguarding Oral & Intangible Cultural Heritage

 Oral & Intangible Heritage - the Maranao people - The Darangen

The Darangen is an ancient epic song that encompasses a wealth of knowledge about the Maranao people who live in the Lake Lanao region of Mindanao.

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Oral & Intangible Heritage - Ifugao Hudhud

The Hudhud Chants of the Ifugao

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Ifugao Gong Music and dance

Spanish Archives Discovering Philippines - Spanish Archives

so many great historical informations with a lot of photos etc.


A Read - To - Grow

is a safe haven for underpriviledge children. Here , they enjoy and learn from storybooks with Christian values. Can you imagine the effect if we teach a child to read? We have reached out to a family. This creates a ripple effect. We believe that literacy gives a child to drink, imparts knowledge to eliminate disease, and develops self-esteem in a child. Food for the Hungry - FH is in partnership with MEANS with a vision to help establish reading centers for children in the Philippines.

Remark this is an album in the album "FH - Food for the hungry" in the album "Organizations working for children in the Philippines"

I can't change Filipino librarians, but I can change the way you look at us.

Many informations and articles

Different Media in the Philippines

with these sections:

Media laws, general and different general link-pages for the Media

Different radio and TV link-pages - Etc.

The Catholic church and other Christian Media - Etc. e.g. Radio- and TV-stations - Etc.

Newspapers and Magazines - Etc.

Etc. - e.g. special blogs

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Media Laws, general and different general link-pages for the Media

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Media of the Philippines
Change has come!
September 12, 2016
Mainstream media face challenges in today’s polarized environment.

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Held on September 9 and 10, the 12th Media Nation is the first under the Duterte administration. Participants included editors and staff of ABS-CBN, CNN Philippines, GMA7, Inquirer, TV5, Rappler, and the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility and Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication.
Organized by a civil society group, pagbabago@pilipinas, Media Nation has tackled subjects such as corruption, killing of journalists, impact of new technology, and professional safety.

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Has change really come?
Misleading graphs and how to spot them
by JC Punongbayan August 05, 2017
Next time you encounter a graph, don’t take it at face value. Examine the variables, scrutinize the labels, check the sources, and understand the message – all before you click 'share'. Look also above

Duterte’s figures don’t add up
by Vergel O. Santos August 05, 2017
'A quick, although revealing-enough, survey of three basic areas shows that Duterte’s facts and figures do not come up to any achievement'

Media barred from live coverage of Duterte's events on Sept 12
by Pia Ranada September 12, 2016
The Palace prohibits media from airing live Duterte's events on Monday, September 12 but gives assurances that 'this is not the protocol' for future events

Laws etc. About radio communication

Laws etc. About radio communication etc. with FULL text of:

RA 3846
Memorandum Circular No. 7-13-90
Memorandum Circular No. 2-4-90
NTC Memorandum Circular No. 10-8-91
Memorandum Circular No. 11-8-91
Memorandum Circular No. 2-05-88
NTC Memorandum Circular No. 9-8-91
Memorandum Circular No. 9-14-90
Memorandum Circular No. 6-3-91


the renamed Videogram Regulatory Board, VRB assigned to regulate the manufacture of optical media in all its forms and impose stiffer fines and penalties for its illegal reproduction.

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Republic Act No. 9239, Optical Media Act of 2003


Look RA 9239 as pdf HERE

Republic Act No. 10515

Anti-Cable Television and Cable Internet Tapping Act of 2013

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Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility, CMFR

CMFR addresses one of the critical concerns confronting the Philippines after People Power toppled the Marcos dictatorship in February 1986. That concern calls attention to the power of the media and the role of the free press in the development of Philippine democracy.

Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism - PCIJ

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PCIJ launches project to support creative storytelling
August 16, 2017
The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism launches The PCIJ Story Project

OFW Journalism Consortium

a global non-profit media service reporting on the migration experience of Filipinos as well as policies and other issues that concerns the overseas Filipino workers




Radio- and Televisionstations - Etc.


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The Practicability of Educational Television

In any culture, entertainment is the most influential of forces. Television is a form of entertainment, and thus, it has educational properties. Television teaches all the time, doing even more educating than schools. Television delivers highly persuasive and instructive content. For this reason, the concept of "Educational Television" or "ETV" was developed


The History of Philippine Television

Learn more about how Philippine television started with this video, which is part of the thesis submitted by Ellen Joy Anastacio and Janine Natalie Badiola to the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication. With interviews of Fr James Reuter, SJ, Dolphy, Romy Carballo, and Eddie Ilarde. Jun 6, 2012

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Hardware boom comes with PH shift to digital TV
By Chrisee Dela Paz Feb 14, 2017

In 2023, all local broadcasters will turn off their analog airwaves. This shift is driving sales growth in the brown goods industry.

Link to many Philippine News radio/TV and Newspapers from

Watch Videos - Listen to Music

Filipino and Filipino American Community Organizations Associations

Philippine Filipino Pinoy Radio Stations AM FM Radio Stations - The Filipino Choice in Philippine and Pinoy Radio Stations

Digital television

broadcasts can be received through digital cable and direct broadcast satellite. Digital terrestrial television, DTT services are currently in development by the major broadcasting companies of the Philippines.

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Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting - Terrestrial, ISDB-T

the most advanced international standard on digital terrestrial television broadcasting

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TV Goes Digital,

Future Perfect and FULL HD and ISDB-T Digital Television

ISDB-T, Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting - Terrestrial

Digital Terrestrial Television experience!

The newest innovation of our television viewing experience has finally come here in the Philippines! ABS-CBN recently launched the ABS-CBN TV Plus. A transition from grainy analog to a more clearer television. Feb 14, 2015


DTV Pilipinas

a non-profit Filipino organization created for information about the future digital terrestrial television.

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The Roadmap of Philippines' Digital TV
ISDB-T Philippines - Virtual and Carrier Channels
ISDB-T Philippines - Scanning DTV Channels
ISDB-T Philippines - Timeshifts

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For Filipinos abroad: Radyo Tambuli virtual radio app

Radyo Tambuli offers daily news headlines, original Filipino music, and coverage of town hall-styled meetings, as well as interviews, opinion surveys, and children's stories

Radyo Tambuli is a virtual radio platform that can be downloaded through Android and iOS-based phones.


How to watch Pinoy TV online, including Pinoy TV channels.

All Pinoy TV channels are from the Philippines. Filipino TV Online on your PC.

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Cignal Digital TV is a subscription-based Direct-To-Home satellite television service provider in the Philippines. Cignal is owned by MediaScape, a wholly owned subsidiary of the MediaQuest Holdings, Inc. under the PLDT Beneficial Trust Fund.

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Voice of the Youth Network, VOTY

about encouraging our fellow Filipino Youth to believe in themselves in creating positive social change through ICT and media.
Look also the article Empowering Filipino youth through radio
by/Ezra Ferraz July 12, 2015


TV Stations in Metro Cebu

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TV Stations in Metro Davao

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an international FM station operating in Metro Manila, Philippines. The station operates with the use of satellite which enable to broadcast anywhere in the world. The station is a registered business with license # 10-011538

"Agapay ng Sambayanan"is Far East Broadcasting Company, FEBC Philippines' first station to go on air. Initially known as KZAS, the station began its broadcast in June 1948.

KZAS came to be known as 702 DZAS.

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My Pinoy TV, Your Internet TV

Did you miss your favorite Pinoy show? Do you live abroad without access to the shows you used to love back home? Do you work and have no time to catch your favorite serie when it airs on TV? If you answered yes to all of these questions, then My Pinoy TV is for you! On-demand access to Pinoy shows, movies and sports! Try it out for FREE!

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isn't only heard on radio but now has its own TV feed, which we are in the process of improving in terms of content. It's a studio feed that you see most of the time but we'll soon have more video content.



A Story of Philippine's Oldest Radio Station

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TV Patrol Regional


Philippine Broadcasting Service
RMN: Radyo Mo Nationwide

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RMN Koronadal DXKR
National Broadcasting Network, Inc., NBN
Radio Philippines Network, Inc., RPN
AM FM Philippines, Pinoy TV, Online Radio Station, Internet Radio, Philippines News
ABS-CBN News television on the Internet

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The Filipino Channel, TFC

Through The Filipino Channel, ABS-CBN makes a difference in the lives of its subscribers and all Filipinos by providing a channel programming service that both informs and entertains.

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Look also - Mobile applications, App


Media & Video
Joko Jun Radio - The Filipino Internet Radio

Metro Manila Radio Stations - jingles - ID's

A collection of station ID's, jingles, stingers, etc. of over 25 radio stations in Metro Manila.

Featured stations: Jam 88.3, Wave891, Magic 89.9, 90.7 Love Radio, 91.5 Energy FM, XFM 92.3, Monster Radio RX 93.1, 93.9 i-FM, Mellow 94.7, 96.3 Easy Rock, Brgy. LS 97.1, 97dot9 Home Radio, DZFE 98.7 The Master's Touch, 99.5RT, RJ 100, Yes! FM 101.1, 101.9 For Life!, 102.7 Star FM, 103.5 Max FM, DWBR 104.3 Business Radio, 105.1 Crossover, RJ UR 105.9, 106.7 Dream FM, NU 107 and 107.9 U-Radio

ETC - TV Channel

ETC is the TV destination for the fun, fierce and stylish youth. Seen on RPN 9, Sky 14, Destiny 14, Cable Link 12.

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ETC TV Young and Loving It!



a weekly television program of NET25, with Fil-Chi Media Productions as its production venture. CHInoyTV traces its roots to Chi which was premiered on IBC-13 in 2009. CHInoyTV is the first Filipino-Chinese Television show to air in HDTV technology by NET25.

The show mainly uses three languages: English, Filipino, and Mandarin Chinese however with English subtitles during CHInoy Plus.

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DZUP 1602, 1602 kHz in Metro Manila

a low-power AM campus radio station owned and operated by the University of the Philippines Diliman. It broadcasts from the Media Center of the College of Mass Communication, U.P. Diliman campus, in Quezon City. It is being used as a laboratory for the Broadcast Communication students of the university. Its programming includes music programs and request shows to informative segments and talk shows.

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The Catholic Church and other Christian Media - etc.

Remark most of the videos in this section are albums  in the album "Christian Radio & TV stations" in the album "Radio & TV systems, etc."
in the album "Newspapers - Magazines - Etc. - All on-line"

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Vatican News
the new information system of the Holy See. It began on June 27th 2015 with the publication of a Motu Proprio by Pope Francis which announced the creation of a new Dicastery of the Roman Curia: the Vatican Secretariat for Communication.

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and Vatican Radio

the radio - television station of the Holy See and produces programmes in many different languages, it provides up-to-date information on the activities of Pope and the life of the Church in the world, and on general current affairs.

The production goes from single articles with audio-clips and photos, to videonews, podcast, special brodcasting in audio and video streaming live.

The Vatican Radio website is available in 38 languages incl. filipino.

Vatican Web Radio - Mobile applications, App

Listen to Vatican Radio, the voice of the Pope and the Catholic Church.

This application is completely free and allows you to listen to all programs of the Vatican Radio, the broadcasting station of the Holy See based in the Vatican City State.

Follow the news about the Pontificate of His Holiness Pope Francis.

Rome Reports

an independent international TV news agency based in Rome, Italy, specializing in covering the Pope and the Vatican. The agency instantly offers the latest news from Rome as well as a Weekly Program “The World Seen From The Vatican”

Catholic Media Network, also known as CMN

CMN was previously known as Philippine Federation of Catholic Broadcasters, PFBC. The radio network was owned and operated by different Catholic broadcast media corporations. The name was changed to the Catholic Media Network to suit the network's mission.

CMN content varies depending on the station from which it is being broadcast. Stations broadcast news, sports, radio drama, and other programs. As a network, CMN's mission statement is to use community-based broadcasting to promote New Evangelizing and human development. Content is pro-life, catholic, and community oriented

Radio Maria - Philippines

a non-profit, non-commercial Catholic radio station seeks to inspire its listeners to an active practice of faith by

fostering devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary
promoting prayer
providing Human and Christian formation programs
encouraging volunterism, stewardship and trust in the Divine Providence


TV Maria

TV Maria Foundation Philippines, Incorporated -- or simply known as TV Maria -- is a non-profit, non-stock religious organization of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines through the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila.

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CBCP Online Radio

Council of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippine, CBCP

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CEBU CATHOLIC TV - WATCH TV Free Philippine Television and Radio Live Streams

New Station ID 2012

Jesuit Communications - Philippines

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"Agapay ng Sambayanan"is Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC) Philippines' first station to go on air. Initially known as KZAS, the station began its broadcast in June 1948.

KZAS eventually came to be known as 702 DZAS. For more than five decades now, 702 DZAS has been providing the Filipino household with Balita, Musika, Impormasyon at Inspirasyon (News, Music, Information, and Inspiration) while sharing Christ's Changeless Gospel through Changing Times.

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Mango Radio Philippines

a non-denominational, non-profit, listener-supported radio network, which desire to effectively communicate the Good News of Jesus Christ to those who don't know or fully understand it, through full time, meaningful, inspiring and life-changing contemporary Christian music and short educational elements over radio and the Internet - using modern day language and the highest professional standards.

World Mission Magazine, Philippines
Catholic Digest Catholic Digest - The Magazine for Catholic Living

Newspapers - Magazines - Etc.

All on-line

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Rappler is an online news site based in the Philippines with a bureau in Jakarta, Indonesia. It started as a Facebook page called MovePH in August 2011 and later evolved into on January 1, 2012. along with web based text news content, it was also among the first news websites in the Philippines to extensively use online multimedia including video, pictures, text and audio. It also uses social media sites for news distribution

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Real news for real people

"AboutPhilippines" recommend to read this daily

Beware of these websites masquerading as legit news sites
by Gelo Gonzales November 03, 2016

These dubiously-named websites trick people into believing that they're affiliated with established news companies

VERA Files is published by veteran Filipino journalists taking a deeper look into current Philippine issues. Vera is Latin for “true.”

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Philippines FreePress

Classic Free Press

The Philippines Free Press Online The nation’s oldest and most respected news weekly. Featuring digests of issues, and selected reportage and opinion writing from our past issues.

The Filipino Express Online

Philippines News.Net, a stand-alone site covering news of the Philippines area, including stories from around the region and the state
Philippines News Agency

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Sun Star Cebu a local newspaper with link to all other parts of Philippines

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DOWNLOAD: #SunStarCebuCompact for free
January 11, 2017

the Videos:

Sunnex AVP with interviews and credits

Introducing #SunStarCompact

Sun Star 30th AVP

link to many other on-line newspapers
The Visayan Daily Star - Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
The Negros Chronicle


Negros Daily Bulletin

Bacolod City Negros Occidental


Iloilo Metropolitan Times
Panay News

The Biggest Daily in the Visayas

Iloilo News Today
Manila Bulletin
Manila Times
a weekly publication with address at IB 47, Betag, La Trinidad, Benguet

The link is often down, so try again later

Cordillera Express - News and information from Home
Baguio Midland Courier

a Weekly Newspaper in Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao, Philippines. It comes out every Monday of the week.

Gold Star Daily
The Bicol Mail, a pioneering and crusading regional publication - a must read newspaper
The Philippine Online Chronicles

both a media network and news aggregator, a platform for alternative viewpoints and a synthesizer of ideas. Instead of the traditional journalistic practice of straightforward reportage, POC presents a multiplicity of perspectives in a single article. It reports facts of the news as well as viewpoints on the news.

Sagunto Star Online newsletter for the citizens of Sagunto, Sison, Pangasinan, Philippines
General Santos City - Tuna - capital

GenSan News Online Mag

This website carries news from the Philippine News Agency, PNA as a free public service to Filipinos and everyone else.
Asian Journal

The Filipino-American Community Newspaper

balikbayan Magazine, is a monthly travel and lifestyle journal for balikbayans and Filipino expats
Daigdig  Pinoy

an e-Magazine that focuses on the positive areas of the Philippines, namely: Philippine Festivals, Philippine Tourist spots, Filipino Achievers, Filipino Inventions and Innovations, Filipino Art and Culture, Philippine Entertainment, Herbal/Traditional Remedies, Local Food, and Business Opportunities and does not focus on politics, religion or controversial issues. Our E-magazine simply aims to promote and feature the “BEST OF THE PHILIPPINES”.


Iloko word meaning "dawn" is a weekly magazine by Liwayway Publications Inc. It contains serialized novels/comics, short stories, poetry, essays, news features, entertainment news and articles, among others, that are written in Ilokano, a language common in the northern regions

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The Magazine for Filipinos Worldwide
Pinoy Teens Online.

We are Pinoy Teens New Media.
One of Philippines first Youth Sites ever.

Your source for the latest ilokano news, literature and information - Tawid News Magasin
Mindanao Magazine
Smile: Inflight Magazine of Cebu Pacific Air

is monthly

Revista Filipina

A quarterly journal of Hispano-Philippine linguistics and literature

NEWSBREAK is now a mainly online publication. We aim to be the most credible news and current affairs magazine in the Philippines today.
Rogue Magazine

As A fresh, literary lifestyle magazine, Rogue is the definition, reflection, and celebration of modern Philippine life and culture.

FHM Magazine

Philippine fashion articles on and hundreds of photos and articles on Philippine fashion, beauty, parties, shopping and celebrities, plus blogs by fashion insiders

Tambuli - Filippijnen Magazine Online

A Dutch language magazine on the Philippines.

The FilAm

 a new online magazine for Filipino Americans in New York. When we think of the 55,000 Filipinos in New York City and the nearly 300,000 who live in the Tri-State of New York - New Jersey - Connecticut.

Asian Journal

The Filipino-American Community Newspaper

Health Tourism Magazine
Medical Tourism Magazine the first and only magazine for the medical tourism, medical travel and health tourism

Etc. - e.g. special blogs

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Moro Herald is blogsite that shares and discuss News, History, Tradition, Politics, and Social Commentary that affects the Bangsamoro People

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