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D’oh! Inquirer publishes fake TIME Magazine cover featuring PNoy among 100 Most Influential People in the World

As if it weren’t funny enough. Early today, media watchdog blog Spin Busters broke news of an appalling lapse in editorial rigour by top Philippine broadsheet Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI). Spotted on the front page of the 20th April 2013 … Continue reading

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PNoy is Inquirer's Filipino of the Year

Media outlet Inquirer.net was obviously scraping the bottom of the barrel when they named Philippine President Noynoy Aquino (PNoy) “Filipino of the Year” for 2010. The timing is off considering the country is still reeling from a recent terror attack … Continue reading

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Setting quantifiable targets for the future: Does Noynoy Aquino have the guts to do it?

Any Government is quick to associate itself — or worse, credit itself — with statistics that describe some kind of success or achievement for the nation. Even as the Inquirer.net editor struggled to find Filipino “achievements” in 2010, Presidential Spokesperson … Continue reading

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The Philippines – a misfit among misfits

We should be careful about how we assure ourselves of the righteousness of the “side” we take in the world order. Today’s scoundrels may be tomorrow’s saints; today’s heroes, tomorrow’s goats; and today’s winners possibly tomorrow’s losers. Raul Pangalangan of … Continue reading

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Money's too tight to mention: so stop mentioning it already!

Why is President Benigno “P.Noy” Aquino III smiling less nowadays? Perhaps it is because reality is starting to hit him — the reality of the future and the reality that he, the President of the Philippines, is surrounded by morons. … Continue reading

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Not even the pen of the Inquirer.net Editor can save President Noynoy Aquino

The Inquirer.net Editor has gone on a defensive strike against “so-called pundits” critical of President Benigno “P.Noy” Aquino III’s 26th July State of the Nation Address (SONA). The Op-Ed piece came across to me as no more than a long-winded … Continue reading

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The Colour Yellow: increasingly obscured as light emerges

I gotta hand it to out-going president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Despite the immense amount of energy expended by the Philippine Media over the last ten years to turn her from hero of the Edsa II “revolution” into the reviled cunning … Continue reading

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