Bloggers for Freedom

I just signed the Bloggers for Freedom statement. Statement: Bloggers for Freedom We concerned Filipino bloggers stand for the rights to free expression and to free speech. And our first responsibility is to protect these rights. We thus stand with Rappler, its right to exist, the rights of its working journalists and contributors, and the… Continue reading Bloggers for Freedom

Why I Avoid Discussing Philippine Election Related Topics

Backstory: I discussed the 3 reasons below to some twitter friends, when they asked for my comment on the automated election system. I jokingly said that I have a personally-imposed “gag order” on the specific issue 🙂 but sent them some personal notes explaining my reason. As the 2016 election day draws near, I reflected… Continue reading Why I Avoid Discussing Philippine Election Related Topics

Congrats Gilas Pilipinas!!!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words so… Image Credits: Twitter.com and FIBA Congrats guys!  Congrats also to the Team Pilipinas crew! Warm greetings also to all Pinoys worldwide celebrating this victory!!! Mabuhay! #Puso!

Happy Independence Day Pilipinas 2014

Maligayang Araw ng Kalayaan, Pilipinas!!! Happy Independence Day, Philippines!!! Today is the 116th Independence Day of the Republic of the Philippines. Google love the Philippines so much and this year they have this doodle for the Philippines Independence Day 2014.   Here are some other cool Google doodles for the Philippine Independence Day This one… Continue reading Happy Independence Day Pilipinas 2014

On DOST-ICTO, PH Government Websites Security and PDAF Piggyback Conspiracy Theory

I stumbled upon some announcement via Official Gazette. It’s some sort of preso from DOST-ICTO discussing compromised government websites and the need for secure web hosting (see quoted text below). As much as possible I avoid writing about politics here at menardconnect.com. But just like with the RA 10175: Philippines Cybercrime Prevention Act, I will… Continue reading On DOST-ICTO, PH Government Websites Security and PDAF Piggyback Conspiracy Theory

English Translation of President Noynoy Aquino State Of the Nation Address (SONA July 2012)

To help my non-Filipino readers, and to help all the other people searching the net for the english translation of President Noynoy Aquino SONA 2012 speech, I am re-posting it here. This is not an endorsement or a post criticizing the SONA or anything. Blog post lang, walang politika, OK? Here is the full english… Continue reading English Translation of President Noynoy Aquino State Of the Nation Address (SONA July 2012)

President Noynoy Aquino State Of the Nation Address (SONA July 2012) Full Transcript

To help out those students searching the net for the full text/full transcript of President Noynoy Aquino SONA 2012 speech, I am re-posting it here. This is not an endorsement or a post criticizing the SONA or anything. I just noticed that its been a long long time since I posted in the Politics category… Continue reading President Noynoy Aquino State Of the Nation Address (SONA July 2012) Full Transcript

Happy Independence Day Pilipinas!

Maligayang Araw ng Kalayaan, Pilipinas! Happy Independence Day, Philippines! Today is the 114th Independence Day of the Republic of the Philippines. Of course Google have a doodle in store for the Philippines Independence Day 2012 just like the Google Doodle in 2010 and in 2009 Which among the Philippines Independence Day Google Doodle is your… Continue reading Happy Independence Day Pilipinas!

English Translation of President Noynoy Aquino’s State Of the Nation Address (SONA 2011)

Here is the english translation of the full transcript/text of the 2011 State of the Nation Address (SONA2011) speech by President Noynoy Aquino delivered at Batasan Pambansa Complex on July 25, 2011. The english translation is courtesy of the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (www.gov.ph). I also posted the original transcript of… Continue reading English Translation of President Noynoy Aquino’s State Of the Nation Address (SONA 2011)