Category: Philippines

Gloriagate – Now is not the time

I remember the atmosphere at UP around the time of the infamous second evelope at Erap’s trial. Even the normally apathetic Engineering students were being woken out of their political stupor by outrage at the turn of events by the Estrada-friendly senators. Everywhere you go in UP, people would be asking you if you were…

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Politics – Alleged Destabliziation Tape

Download recordings of alleged destabilization tape – INQ7.net Transcript at PCIJ blog I don’t do much politics, but for those out of the loop, the government has recently released some tapes of conversations allegedly edited to make it look like the President has been participating in electoral fraud. I’m actually more interested in the tech…

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Bomb blasts rock RP Cities

Bomb blasts rock Davao, General Santos, Makati – INQ7.net Makati City, three people were killed while at least 20 others were injured after an explosion rocked a bus plying EDSA as it passed underneath the Metro Rail Transit’s Ayala Station, Metro Manila police chief Director Avelino Razon Jr. said. What a way to celebrate Valentine’s…

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Piracy, the MRT/LRT and Mall Security

Optical media and the MRT/LRT I’m pretty sure what is described in the above blog post (confiscation of unlabelled optical media from LRT/MRT commuters) is obviously stupid, though probably not illegal. The rail authorities can probably refuse entry to anyone for any reason they consider valid. It’s probably legal, but I doubt it’s enforceable though.…

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Halalan 2004

I’ll probably leave for the voting place in a half an hour or so. Anyway, my choices are already made: PRESIDENT : Roco, Raul VICE-PRESIDENT : SENATORS : 1. Alvarez, Heherson T. 2. Barbers, Robert 3. Biazon, Rodolfo 4. Chavez, Francisco 5. Escudero, Salvador 6. Gordon, Richard 7. Herrera, Ernesto F. 8. Hussin, Parouk 9.…

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