Light Network makes the shift to digital

(Photo credit: Light Network’s official FB page) In a historic first and coming from an unexpected player, Jesus is Lord Church-owned Zoe Broadcasting’s Light Network will join the rest of the Manila-based television stations to make the shift from analog to digital broadcasting, and will be the first to cease analog broadcasts for good. ItContinue reading “Light Network makes the shift to digital”

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War on drugs: Learning from experience

In an editorial piece published in the New York Times, former Colombian president Cesar Gaviria had some words for Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, that is avoiding the mistakes he committed in leading his country’s war on illegal drugs which the Philippines has done since Duterte took office in June last year. It is noted thatContinue reading “War on drugs: Learning from experience”

PTV’s digitization efforts and FM2 Philippines, Chavit eyes IBC 13

Three major developments on the state-owned media entities have emerged recently. After the inking of a deal with NEC Philippines, it has been reported PTV will roll out its digital television transmissions in Metro Manila (which will be improved), as well as in Baguio, Naga, Guimaras, Cebu, and Davao. It is a major step towardsContinue reading “PTV’s digitization efforts and FM2 Philippines, Chavit eyes IBC 13”

Trump’s foreign policy, its consistencies, and how it might affect the world

Have you noticed how inconsistent the Trump administration is when it comes to foreign policy? In much of his speeches and policy, Donald Trump has been promoting cooperation with Russia in issues like terrorism (and the war in Syria) and how “he would like to get along with President Vladimir Putin” but at the sameContinue reading “Trump’s foreign policy, its consistencies, and how it might affect the world”

The Filipino left desparately needs a new voice

In a disturbing turn of events, the Communist Party of the Philippines’ armed wing New Peoples’ Army announced a termination of their unilateral ceasefire starting Feb.10. The stated reasons were the government’s refusal to comply with their demands of the release of more than 400 political prisoners and the military’s withdrawal from their “territories”.  AsContinue reading “The Filipino left desparately needs a new voice”

Embracing language diversity in the Philippines

(Note: The post should have been published during the Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa last August 2016 as part of a two or three-part series. Apologies for the delay.) The Philippines at present uses Filipino and English as official languages. However since then, it has become the topic of various debates, on whether Filipino is justContinue reading “Embracing language diversity in the Philippines”

Proposals for a federal government

(image courtesy of CNN Philippines) With the Duterte administration yet to fulfill its promises of shifting to a federal system, and the never-ending debates on whether we should initiate such a shift, please let us lay out own proposals for reform. A ceremonial presidency with some reserve powers The president will remain the nominal headContinue reading “Proposals for a federal government”