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By Francis Domingo
Cyber-attacks on websites managed by the Philippine government have been persistent and increasingly sophisticated. During the past year, Anonymous Philippines—a movement that believes the social system can change through the aggressive use of information technology—has attacked numerous government websites, including those of the Office of the President, the Department of Budget and Management, the [...]
By Darwin M. Taylo
The online world is a whole new planet we humans of the Earth created inside our own. And most of us don’t realize it.
By Aaron Ponce
There are, on the stretch of Edsa, huge billboards featuring the daughter of deceased political giants endorsing a canned-food product. Shown with her in the photo are her two sons, one with development difficulties.
By Michael L. Tan
What now, my older and more cynical relatives ask, with Luneta over.
By Bernie Lopez
The Philippine pork barrel is the mother of all corruption. It is massive corruption at the very top.
By Ambeth R. Ocampo
One of the assignments my students appreciate is having to go to the library to dig up the newspaper on the day they were born and to tell me, based on their research, what the Philippines or the world was like on that day. In the course of their writing, the students compare and contrast the past with the present and conclude that not much has changed.
By Artemio V. Panganiban
The Supreme Court launched recently in the Regional and Metropolitan Trial Courts of Quezon City a new pilot program, called “eCourt,” to automate the trial courts. The aim is to speed up the delivery of justice by reducing case processing time, eliminate sources of graft, and improve public access to performance information in the lower courts.
By Penelope P. Endozo
A MOOC is a massive open online course on different topics—ranging from the sciences and finance to music, humanities and information technology—offered for free via the web by top performing universities from around the world. The main resource is a weekly video, broken down into bite-size pieces of eight to 12 minutes.
By Joey Kiele M. Lumain
The offline world of dating is complicated. To meet your potential mate, you have to find him or her in the university, at work, and in social gatherings.
This year’s edition of the World Newspaper Congress, held in Bangkok the last several days, ended with two reminders (their pairing perhaps unintended) on the perils and promises facing journalism.
By Joshua M. Siat
Late last year, Newsweek printed its last physical issue. Its issues are now all-digital, made specifically for tablets and phones for easy access.
By Conrado de Quiros
Fr. Robert Reyes and Msgr. Sabino Vengco offer several explanations. That’s for the SWS survey that says the Filipino Catholic faithful are increasingly becoming less faithful. Only 37 percent now go to Mass compared to 64 percent in 1991. And 9.2 percent now even contemplate leaving the fold completely