Tag: journalism

Um, Yasay as next foreign secretary?

I have an uneasy feeling about Yasay's appointment as our chief diplomat. It seems none of his past experiences, including those I've interviewed him on as a business journalist, equipped him to handle foreign policy, especially with issues as sensitive as the sea dispute with China.

Struggling not to hate my Blackberry

My Blackberry has been driving me nuts since I first held it in June 2011. It feels old, it's clunky, unintuitive, and lacks battery power. It's a smartphone that does not make me smart.

Breeding ground

A source from the financial sector once told me about his concept of the Philippines as a “Farm Economy.” No, he wasn't talking about agriculture. He was talking about nurses and maids.

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In the company of Bill Clinton

I would like to claim I was in the same room with him, or walked the same red carpet as he did. But of course, that would be no less than a dream. Reality is, I was included by Toby Webb, founding editor of Ethical Corporation, in their 15 Best of the Best list of Ethical Persons of 2007 in their December 2007 magazine issue.

Intimidation

It was an interview that lasted for more than four hours—10am to 2:15pm, to be exact. The first hour was spent with the former general and the talkative lawyer basically taking over. The reason for their presence was obvious: to intimidate us.

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I was tagged

People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about 7 random habits/facts about themselves. Here are mine.

Libel in Manila

Last March 7, 2007, I was a certified fugitive. That Wednesday, I was in Cavite Export Processing Zone doing several interviews when I received a barrage of text messages warning me not to go to the office because an arrest warrant was being served arising from the libel case filed in 2005 by Chavit Singson, a well-known and influential politician north of Manila.

Hello WordPress, goodbye Multiply

It has been a fruitful 3 years with Multiply, then the easiest and most user-friendly blog application. In keeping with my current theme of moving house, I am also making a big move in my virtual house. Hello, Wordpress. Goodbye, Multiply.