Journalism in the Shattered Glass movie

“For the press, truth is, or should be, an absolute value,” said The New Republic former editor Charles Lane in his May 25, 1998 editorial, which was released after the Glass controversy heated.

A fire hit a nearby sitio in Barangay Labangon November last year. It is just 100 steps away from where I live. On that day I received a text message from my father that a large cloud of smoke is covering the area and I need to return home to secure our house. Continue reading


Surpassing behind bars for the One

BEING behind bars won’t stop the world-famous dancing inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) from joining the 30th Sinulog revelry.

The Sinulog festival is one of the colorful and grandest celebrations in the Philippines — and the world, having been featured not only in local media but also in the international scene. This year, the YouTube-sensation inmates would perform their grand slam number for the Sinulog. Continue reading

Playing god

You don’t have to be like Efren Peñaflorida, CNN Hero of the Year, or even like our national hero Doctor Jose P. Rizal to be known around the world–and be called “HERO”.

Look at what new media could do: (see link)

In a decade several never-ending social, political, and economic issues have bombarded the people not only in the Philippines but also the world. Last Sunday as I lead a Bible study for the young people, we tackled on the series of events that took place inside and outside of the country over the past 10 years. Surprisingly, we ended naming countless of good and bad happenings. Continue reading

A journey to 2010

Who could have thought that time machine does exist? I didn’t but it did happen to me.

The year 2009 may be a fruitful year for me and my family, yet for most of my fellow countrymen, it was a year of sorrow and loss. As the new year is gradually unfolding to the eyes of the people, it would be rather good to leave all the nightmares in the time machine.

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