By Christiana R. Tan
Beauty standards have been laid down since media and technology’s domination of humankind. Every era has its own. While in the past, voluptuous women were considered the standard image of beauty, present-day society has its own concept of ideal physical features: Skinny models have set the bar.
I wish to congratulate the Inquirer for choosing a new columnist, a legal expert at that.
It seems most everyone has learned the right lesson from Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” Both the national government and those local governments in the path of Typhoon “Ruby” went to great lengths to prepare for the inevitable; as many as three-quarters of a million residents in at-risk areas willingly complied with evacuation orders. “People did not need much convincing to move to safety,” Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman told the Associated Press. “In fact many of them volunteered to go.”
By Nick Bautista Wilwayco
Mobile technologies and social media have been changing the mass media landscape. Beyond the traditional news sources, various platforms and models for information dissemination are evolving and opening new channels for online communication and publishing, such as citizen journalism, blogs, and online communities.
By Ma. Ceres P. Doyo
Internet detective work and digging out hidden information online. Fighting back with legal tools. Uncovering hidden assets across borders. Investigating in conflict zones. Teaching investigative journalism. Coping with trauma and threat. Despots, crooks and their wealth.