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Julius Rocas

A new media publisher and professional blogger. He is active in volunteer work, socio-political advocacies & politics. Drop by the Ctrl+Alt+J where I blog about tech, the web & politics.

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Surprise victories in the 2019 midterm Philippine elections offer hope to the opposition

Despite being fiercely attacked by state-supported elements during the election season, the opposition succeeded in disrupting local political dynasties in some key cities.

What's the Value of Human Rights? According to the Philippines House of Representatives, $20.

The lower house voted to slash the Commission on Human Rights' budget to just 1,000 pesos, accusing the body of protecting "criminals" over victims in the country's war on drugs.

Philippines: ‘Pork Barrel Queen’ Senate Appearance a Dud

The 'pork barrel queen' is accused of siphoning billions of public funds into ghost non-government organizations through the projects of senators, congressmen and local governments

Deadly Storm in the Philippines: “Everything was flying. It was surreal.”

Father Joel Tabora summarizes the extent of damage left by Typhoon Pablo in Southern Philippines: "Entering the Municipality of Compostela was like entering a warzone, its hectares and hectares of...

Philippines: Filipinos Abuzz With Miss Universe Results

And third runner up goes to…Miss Philippines! Shamcey Supsup's success has been the cause for much celebration and cheering in the Philippines at the conclusion of the 2011 Miss Universe...

Filipinos Commemorate Jose Rizal's 150th birthday

Jose Rizal is the Philippines' national hero and one of the first Asian leaders and intellectuals who advocated freedom from colonial rule through peaceful means in late 19th century. His...

Philippines: Debate on Divorce Bill

With Malta's approval of divorce, the Philippines is now the only country in the world that prohibits it. There is now a raging debate on whether it is time to...

Philippines: ‘Goodbye Friendster’

Social network site Friendster will become a 'social entertainment' site soon and it will delete the profile content of its users at the end of the month. Many Filipinos react...

Philippines: TV Host Accused of Child Exploitation

Netizens from the Philippines want authorities to address what they believe was a case of child exploitation on prime time TV when a child was encouraged by a program host...

Philippines: World Boxing Champ Knocked-out on Twitter

Philippine Congressman Manny Pacquiao is the world's best ‘pound-for-pound' fighter but he was 'knocked-out' on twitter when netizens criticized him for being absent in an important session of Congress and...

Philippines: Bloggers Dispel Japan Nuclear Scare Hoax

Hoax messages that sow unfounded fear and panic in the public about Japan's nuclear problems like avoiding acid rain and radiation exposure are circulating in the Philippines. Bloggers are quick...

Philippines: Reactions to Proposed National Bloggers’ Association

There is an ongoing debate among Filipino bloggers regarding the proposed formation of a ‘National Bloggers' Association'. Bloggers on both sides of the fence - those in favor and against...

Philippines: Village Ordinance Requires Prescriptions for Condoms

Ayala Alabang briefly became a global twitter trending topic this week. It is one of the richest villages in the Philippines which recently made headline news for passing an ordinance...

Philippines: Netizens react to suicide of former Army chief

Filipinos were shocked to learn that Angelo Reyes, the country's former military chief and Cabinet Secretary of National Defense, Energy and Local Government has died in an apparent suicide. Reyes...

Philippines: SIM cards – to register or not to register?

The mandatory cell phone SIM card registration proposal continues to generate an intense online debate in the Philippines as bloggers share their views whether the measure will be an effective...

Philippines: The ‘Big Bad Blogger’ controversy

A story about a 'big bad blogger' in the Philippines who is allegedly in cahoots with a public relations firm in an extortion racket targeting an unnamed restaurant owner has...

Filipino Netizens Debate Proposed Broadband Caps

The provision in a draft memorandum by the Philippine National Telecommunications Commission allowing Internet Service Providers to set a maximum volume of data a subscriber can consume in a day...

Philippines: Filipinos welcome new year with new banknotes

The Philippine Central Bank has issued a new set of generation bank notes which features not only improved security measures, but more so it heralds a new design highlighting historical...

Philippines: Court Decision on Vizconde Massacre Shocks Public

Early this week #Vizconde and #HubertWebb became Twitter trending topics. They refer to the Vizconde Massacre which took place 19 years ago in the Philippines and the acquittal of Hubert...

Philippines: Netizens react to inaugural address of new president

Filipino bloggers react to the inaugural address of the 15th President of the Republic of the Philippines, Benigno Simeon Aquino III. Aquino is the first bachelor president of the Philippines...

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