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Tonyo Cruz

I'm a blogger, newspaper columnist, digital strategist and advocate of causes.

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Latest posts by Tonyo Cruz

3 August 2009

Philippines: People mourn death of Corazon Aquino

The Philippines is in a state of national mourning after Corazon Aquino, who became a global democracy icon after leading the fight to topple the Marcos dictatorship, died last weekend...

27 December 2008

Philippines: Uproar over mauling by mayor/son of Cabinet secretary

Filipinos are unleashing online vitriol at the son and namesake of Philippine President Arroyo's agrarian reform secretary, who reportedly mauled two persons last Dec. 26 at a golf course.

21 May 2008

Philippines in mourning over death of legendary labor leader

The death of Filipino veteran labor leader, street parliamentarian and legislator Crispin “Ka Bel” Beltran at 11:48 am Tuesday due to massive head injuries saddened and shocked many Filipinos. He...

2 January 2008

Philippines: Bloggers look back to 2007

Bloggers in Philippines reflects on the past year and talk about the things they blogged about across a range of subjects from sports to politics, music, blogging and life in...

13 December 2007

Philippines: Jeepney Drivers Launch Strike

Jeepney drivers in many parts of the Philippines did not ply their routes today to protest oil price increases which they branded as “unwarranted”, “unchecked” and “oppressive”. A Jeepney in...

27 November 2007

Philippines: Teacher-blogger tries out ‘Wu Wei 10′ with students

Blogenyo, a Webcomic about the Philippine Blogopshere

Tonyo Cruz introduces a newly launched webcomic blog that takes on the Phillipine Blogosphere. Blogenyo seeks to poke fun at the events, intrigues, controversies, issues, and trends among Filipino bloggers.

13 November 2007

Philippines: Bloggers Take on Blast at Legislative Building

An explosion of still-undetermined origin destroyed the South Wing of the Philippines’ House of Representatives complex, killing a lawmaker and a driver of another. Two other solons lead the list...

10 November 2007

Philippines: Bloggers react to shocking suicide by girl, 12

Philippines: CokskiBlue leads Filipinos in vlogging

CokskiBlue is a whiff of fresh air in the Philippine blogosphere, and features videos, vlogs and vodcasts.

5 November 2007

Philippines: Issues raised over President's appointment of new poll official

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo recently appointed Moslemen Macarambon Sr. as the chairman of the Commission on Elections of Philippines. Several bloggers are questioning the appointment and demanding a more transparent...

3 November 2007

Philippines: Artists Cry Censorship Over Altered Mural

The National Press Club commissioned an artist's collective to paint a mural for the club. The Press Club later altered the contents of the mural without consulting the artists. The...

25 October 2007

Philippines: Arroyo Pardons Plunder Convict Estrada

Tonyo Cruz looks at the angry reactions of the bloggers in Philippines after the president Arroyo pardoned former president Estrada Joseph Estrada just a couple of weeks after he wad...

19 October 2007

Philippines: Deadly Mall Blast Shocks Filipinos

Citizen journalism and citizen punditry is alive in the Philippine blogosphere, and we saw this within minutes of a deadly blast at the popular Glorietta mall in Makati City, the...

15 October 2007

Philippines: ‘Desperate Housewives’ Uproar Continues

Tonyo looks at the continuing uproar among the Filipinos over the American TV drama Desperate Housewives. The featured blogs are responding to the suggestion the protests against a racist remark...

14 October 2007

Philippines: A Roundup of the Week

Tony Cruz rounds up the weeks happenings in the Filipino blogosphere. The roundup features bloggers talking about movie stars, politics, religion and morality, sports and trekking and more.

Philippines: A theatre roundup

9 October 2007

Philippines: Sexism in activism

Philippines: Arroyo's “Third” Impeachment Complaint

Coming at the heels of the controversial National Broadband Network contract with Chinese firm ZTE, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Friday (Oct. 6) was slapped an impeachment complaint before the House...

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