#TwitterIsBlockedInTurkey: Turkish PM Erdogan mirrors PNoy style

Hours following an announcement by its prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey has blocked its citizens’ access to Twitter last night. At his campaign rally in Bursa on the 20th of March, Erdoğan announced “We now have a court order. We’ll eradicate Twitter. I don’t care what the international community says. Everyone will witness the […]

The degeneration of Internet activism in the Philippines under the Aquino government

It’s time we recall with some bemusement the words of “columnist” Jose Ma. Montelibano in a 28th October 2011 article on the Inquirer.net… That is why Noynoy Aquino is now president. What he is simply by character, a son of two heroes who were not stained by corruption or swallowed by power, and himself eager […]

President Noynoy Aquino and the rest of his clan: YouTube Stars!

There are times when I think that President Noynoy Aquino (PNoy) says something that seems like it makes sense. It makes sense up until he moves on to his next sentence in which he takes a jab at his predecessor, a habit that we have come to expect of him when he is being interviewed […]

YouTube: a double-edged sword swinging both ways for PNoy

Ain’t timing a bitch. Just shortly after Philippine President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III’s “historic” appearance in the popular video sharing site YouTube, a video called AQUINO COJUANGCO: FACTS THEY DONT WANT YOU TO KNOW HD painting an alternative — and unflattering — narrative of the history of the Aquino and Cojuangco clans surfaces and goes […]