Hotmanila.ph is back with a bang – exclusive interview with 2 bacteria

By Raissa Robles - For years, my hubby Alan could not update his satirical site because it was so tedious and mind-bending, using Dreamweaver. But now, thanks to Drupal programmer Jeriel Lopez, Alan may soon be able to do regular updates. Thank you, BenCy, for recommending Jeriel to us. Here's the first update - an exclusive interview with two bacteria.

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Ang reporter na laking Ilocano at ang natutunaw na bangkay ni Macoy

Hango ni Raissa Robles - Panoorin ninyo itong nakakaaliw na kuwento ni Frank Cimatu, isang kapwa journalist na patnugot ng librong Mondo Marcos: Writings on Martial Law and the Marcos Babies.

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

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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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“Disgust” as an energy source

One of the perks of being married to a humorist is I get to read the funny pieces first. Alan never ceases to amaze me with his wit. In this piece, he suggests how to use a widespread emotion to power up our homes: Inventor wants to tap disgust as an energy source Hot Manila – by Alan Robles Posted […]

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Catholic Church in the Philippines turns openly political to crush RH Law

For the Catholic Church, the elections this May is only about one issue – the Reproductive Health Law. It is openly endorsing senatorial candidates who they think will repeal this law and conducting a negative campaign against those who had approved the law or now openly back it. To contribute to the raging political discussion on this issue, I would […]

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What the Cybercrime Law really means

I cannot stress enough the importance of making sure that the present Cybercrime Law does not go into effect. Ever. The Supreme Court earlier issued a temporary court injunction which may end by February 6, 2013. Congress goes on recess by February 9 this year, or three days after  SC’s TRO lapses. Either  Congress radically amends the present Cybercrime Law […]

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A Fulfilling New Year to you all!

I feel it in my bones that this year, 2013, will be very exciting politically for the nation, for Asia and for the world. I’m just winding down my “staycation” and will be on full throttle soon. Meanwhile, enjoy Alan’s latest column containing his PREDICTIONS for this year: Auguries for 2013 Hot Manila – By Alan Robles As we Filipinos […]

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Stories to make you laugh

Recently, my hubby Alan was approached by the ABS-CBNNews website editor Isagani de Castro to revive the humor column he used to write during the darkest days of  Martial Law. I am glad he and Gani came to an agreement because oftentimes, Alan tells me things that are quite funny and which I hoped he would share with  the world. […]

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Why not turn mothballed Bataan Nuclear Plant into giant theme park?

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By Raïssa Robles A tourist official said today that the mothballed nuclear power plant will be turned into a tourist attraction, to teach tour groups about nuclear power. C’mon, don’t be shy. Turn the power plant into the most unique tourist spot in the world – a theme park complete with a hotel, a restaurant, disco casino and rides galore. […]

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