Jessica Soho named 2018 UP Gawad Plaridel Awardee for Journalism

Jessica Soho

The University of the Philippines (UP) College of Mass Communication has named Jessica Soho as the recipient of the UP Gawad Plaridel 2018—Outstanding Journalist Category.

Ms. Soho, a veteran broadcast journalist, is cited for her pioneering work in broadcast investigative journalism and for her insightful and courageous coverage of Philippine and world news. She holds the distinction of being the most awarded broadcast journalist in Philippine history with two hundred fifty-three (253) local awards and thirty-two (32) international awards to date. She is the first Filipina recipient of the highly acclaimed George Foster Peabody Award for her documentaries on the illegal trade of kidneys and the harrowing plight of Filipino boxers and is also a six-time recipient of the “Most Trusted News Presenter” award of Readers Digest Asia.
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Maraming salamat, Uber Philippines!

Uber

Pagbukas natin kanina ng Uber app sa ating cellphone, ganito na ang mensaheng bumungad sa atin: “Unfortunately, Uber is currently unavailable in your area.”

Tuluyan nang tinapos ng Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) ang biyahe ng Uber sa Pilipinas. Inatasan ng LTFRB ang Uber na itigil na ang operation nito sa bansa matapos bilhin ng dating kakompetensiya nitong Grab ang Southeast Asia operations ng Uber.
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‘Silence can’t be the option anymore’

Jover Laurio of Pinoy Ako Blog

Amid state-sponsored disinformation and outrageous statements of President Rodrigo Duterte, Filipinos should no longer remain silent, women advocates said during an anti-“fake news” conference in Makati City last week.

Silence can’t be the option anymore,” said Gang Badoy Capati, founder of RockEd Philippines, an alternative education group. “Silence right now,” Capati added, is “violent.” Continue reading

Sumakay siya ngunit kulang

Harry Roque

Nasa balita ngayon ang pagsakay kanina ni Sec. Harry Roque sa MRT-3 at sa LRT-1. Ayon sa bagong tagapagsalita ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte, gusto niyang mas maunawaan ang perwisyong nararanasan ng mga pasahero ng tren.

Ang pagsasaayos ng MRT ay isa sa mga pangako ng administrasyong Duterte. Sabi ng DOTr noon, aaksiyunan ang pila sa MRT sa unang 100 araw ni Duterte sa puwesto.
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Zest-O gang

Tawang-tawa ako matapos kong mabasa sa patok na patok ngayong Classic Pare® Titos and Titas of Manila Facebook group ang isang post na nagtatanong kung nabiktima rin ba noon ng Zest-O gang ang Titos and Titas of Manila.

Dahil diyan, kinuha ko sa aking sinupan at medyo inedit ulit ang aking kuwentong Zest-O gang na nalathala sa Pinoy Times halos dalawang dekada na ang nakararaan. Ang image ay galing sa Facebook page ng Zest-O.

Ikaw, may kuwentong Zest-O gang ka rin ba?

Estilong Zest-O gang
Ni Ederic Eder
Pinoy Times
Setyembre 4, 2000

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