The “plan” to confer an honorary doctorate degree on Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte by the University of the Philippines (UP) Board of Regent (BOR) was aborted easily by no less than the President himself. President Duterte declined to accept the conferment for a very simple reason: Accepting such degrees or any kind of distinction is not within his policy, not in his wildest dreams, not in his blood, and not even a hidden desire for it ever since he was a Mayor of Davao City! The said “plan” which was disclosed and disseminated via social media triggered several reactions and impressions … Continue reading Honoris Causa For PDuterte: An Aborted Plan!
Having a private space for ourselves is one of current life’s essentials particularly in this tech advanced age where wrongdoers are rampant on the web. That’s one reason why most of us are cautious in revealing/providing information to anyone sans valid reasons. Even in our work spaces and private lives, we don’t necessarily share personal information to bff’s (best friends forever or boyfriends forever) or pic (partners in crime) despite the many lunches and dinners spent together. How much more if we share vital information about ourselves in a social media platform where required/submitted data are not even guaranteed to … Continue reading Privacy Matters
I was waiting for my friend at a mall food court when my attention wandered again and again to a table next to mine wherein a family of 5 while having their dinner and nibbling food were preoccupied spending time with their individual technological gadgets (pardon for my kibitzing!). The couple (husband and wife) were busy with their cellphones while the 3 kids were likewise engrossed with their tech devices. The father was talking to someone over the phone, the wife was like enjoying watching something at her phone as she was smiling to herself while the kids were playing … Continue reading Eucharist And Family: The Real Deals!
My Useful Tips went into hiatus for almost a year for some unexpected break! The year-long absence wasn’t planned at all, it just happened along the way. She completely lost sight of it, about the basic rationale behind her blogging! She thought the topics and issues during the past months on social media were filled with befoul trash-talks and mudslinging particularly on issues about politics. The negative attacks were just so overwhelming that it made her decide to free up her time, and even to the extent of almost deactivating her social media accounts temporarily. Don’t get her wrong. She … Continue reading Yes, She’s Back
No one will argue with the assertion that communications staff or public relations (PR) group of any Government throughout the world would definitely utilize multi- media network to publicize Government information and deliver its goods and services to the public. The said multi-media, which involve the mainstream tri-media, social media via the Internet, including blogs and citizen-led campaign network, has undeniably played a crucial role in shaping the political landscape of a particular economy. Multi-media has also been branded as a very effective tool in sending across messages in converging people in the streets, demanding reforms or in worst-case scenario, … Continue reading The Power of Multi-Media in Political Campaigns