Dear Joe America, is this you?

Joe-America

Please let us know how we can help. I’m sure there are thousands of readers who would want to pitch in, in Cyber Plaza Miranda. Right guys? The last time Joe posted anything was just before Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, saying that the Philippines was “The Most Dangerous Land: Exhibit A.” He is right of course. He is also right, when in […]

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Yesterday I offered a mass for members of Cyber Plaza Miranda & my FB friends

Hi guys, I just thought I’d tell you before I lose Internet access again. Yesterday, I visited St. Francis’ basilica in Assisi – where his remains are buried. I made an offerta – a mass offering – for all the members of Cyber Plaza Miranda, along with my family, close relatives and friends in Facebook. His feast is coming, you […]

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Hi guys, I’m just taking a short break

Sorry I wasn’t able to post this note earlier. I had too many deadlines and had to prepare for my trip. My hubby gave me his air miles which I was supposed to use last year but didn’t because so many things  happened – the Corona impeachment trial followed by the uproar over ther cybercrime law. I just couldn’t go. […]

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Has the e-mail of the chief government negotiator with the MILF been hacked?

By Raïssa Robles There is an e-mail going around, purportedly from University of the Philippines Professor Miriam Coronel asking for a loan. Here it is below: I really hope you get this fast. I could not inform anyone about our trip, because it was impromptu. we had to be in Kuala Lumpur(Malaysia) for Tour..  The program was successful, but our […]

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Why lawmakers like stem cell therapy

Finally, the truth is out. There are lawmakers who will brave needles and resort to death-defying treatments just to live a little bit longer. Like the newly-resigned Senate President “Manong” Johnny Ponce Enrile who has never been seen with white hair in all his senior citizen years. At the age of 89, he actually looks a quarter of a century […]

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What famous pianist Cecile Licad likes most about Manila

Exclusive By Raïssa Robles It was the chance of a lifetime: An ambush interview of world-famous pianist Cecile Licad. It came about unexpectedly. I rarely get to watch at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and so when my friend, writer Gemma Corotan-Kolb, phoned out of the blue saying she had an extra ticket for a Cecile Licad concert and […]

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How the new technology is reshaping the way we bring news to the public

PPI

By Raïssa Robles   [My speech today before the Philippine Press Institute and the National Association of Newspapers during the conference on "Watching the Watchdog: Re-examining Ourselves." ] I am honored to be part of this gathering. I think I know why I was chosen to tackle the topic: “How the new technology is reshaping the way we bring news […]

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