Crowdsourcing the Maria Ressa and Lilibeth Frondoso tsismis

To give credit to ‘investigative journalist’ Raissa Robles, who pioneered the journalistic technique of investigative crowdsourcing, blog comment threads are indeed treasure troves of dirt on a who’s-who list of the Philippines’ hottest celebrities. People can be called out for shoplifting just on the basis of hearsay, and the portfolios of Chief Justices laid bare […]

Three online writers who may be most at risk of being sued for libel

Now that Republic Act 10175, also known as the Philippine Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, has been enacted to law, the question in most people’s minds now is “Who is gonna be sued first?” Here are three of them (or rather three classes of them) that immediately come to mind. * * * (1) The […]

Who’s afraid of the Philippine Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012?

Senate Bill 2796 or the Philippine Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 is not a bad law. Most of the online nasties the law aims to curb are no-brainers. So I will go straight to what, to me, is its main feature that sends chills up the spine of the average schmoe… 4) Libel – The […]

Senator Tito Sotto’s act of plagiarism merely reflects the character of the people who voted for him

So Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III allegedly committed plagiarism when he supposedly lifted some words from the work of several bloggers and used them in his anti-Reproductive Health (RH) Bill speech. Big deal. According to “investigative journalist” Raissa Robles, by doing so, Sotto had committed an affront to “intellectual honesty”. As we are to be […]

Kaya Natin leader and Ateneo director Harvey Keh caught lying in Corona impeachment trial session

In yet another spectacular showcase of the flat learning curve of all who stand for that quintessentially Filipino oxymoron “civil society”, Manila Times “columnist” and Director of the Youth and Social Entrepreneurship Program of the Ateneo School of Government Harvey Keh was grilled to a crisp by various parties in the Senate Court in the […]

PNoy government is also to blame for Philippine media’s gossip mongering style

Philippine President Noynoy Aquino recently criticized the Philippine media because he thinks that the industry as a whole is not painting a nice picture of the country and his government in particular. Well, well, well. What can I say? Considering that a lot of people have been criticizing the Philippine media for so long and […]

Renato Corona’s 2002 interview thrown to the mob by ‘investigative journalist’ Raissa Robles

According to “investigative reporter” Raissa Robles in her recent blog article where she puts on exhibit a 2002 interview conducted by an anonymous “reporter” with now Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona which her amiga in her dubious trade Ms Marites Vitug used as “one of the primary sources” in her “book” Shadow of Doubt: […]

Crowdsourcing Raissa Robles’s shoplifting allegations

Recently we exhibited the most current case study of the banal bias that top-dog Filipino media network ABS-CBN consistently applies in its “news reporting” when it featured as its top headline a blog post by “investigative journalist” Raissa Robles on the alleged vast United States property portfolio held by Chief Justice Renato Corona. According to […]