The Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP) announced that they will be starting the “IMMAP Breakfast Series” which has a “Kapihan” format. It’s basically an open forum with featured guests tackling the latest issues facing the industry.. . .
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I’m currently going over COMELEC Resolution No. 9615 which spells out the rules and regulations for the “Fair Election Act”. This is the first time that COMELEC included digital platforms in their rules so it’s important that we take a. . .
The Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines just released a statement regarding the controversial Cybercrime Law. See below for the full statement. From the IMMAP 2012 Board of Directors IMMAP Acknowledges Government’s Efforts to Protect Interests in Cyberspace. . .
According to social analytics tools the word “Cybercrime” almost beat “Sex” in terms of mentions on the eve of the implementation of the Cybercrime Law in the Philippines. “Sex” was tweeted around 82,000 times while “Cybercrime” racked up 65,000. As. . .
More than 7 government websites were hacked tonight in protest of the inclusion of Libel in the Cybercrime Act. While I’m not so sure if that’s the right way to go about changing the minds of legislators, it’s safe to say. . .
Journalists from various networks affirmed the value of social media to their work during the Social Good Summit. Ces Drilon, Howie Severino, Josh Michael, and JV Rufino cited different examples during their individual 10-minute presentations. It was interesting to hear. . .
After their successful partnership with TV for the Traffic Navigator (which won Adobo Design Awards and Boomerang Awards), the MMDA is back on track with their digital efforts via their crowdsourcing site, Metro Solusyon. Through this site the MMDA urges. . .
Remember Chris Lao? Yes, we’re talking about the guy who became the victim of mob cyber bullying and bad reportage who then turned it around by becoming an endorser for a bank (lol). It looks like he has a new. . .
Congress just passed House Bill No. 5808 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. The bill has a lot of good points, especially the provision against unsolicited communications and criminalization of cybersex and hacking. While I am definitely in favor. . .
On the morning of first day of iBlog 8 we caught up with COMELEC Commissioner James Jimenez who was scheduled to deliver a talk in the afternoon. We had a quick interview with him on why the COMELEC was supporting. . .
First let me just congratulate the Department of Tourism, led by Secretary Mon Jimenez, for deciding to focus on social media for the tourism campaign. As a digital marketing professional I’m truly thrilled about this! The “It’s More Fun in. . .
Rappler.com just received a ridiculous amount of publicity due to UST’s reaction to one of the articles posted by Rappler.com‘s Editor at Large Marites Vitug being published on the front page of the Philippine Daily Inquirer. This is actually perfect. . .
One of the biggest announcements made during the Youtube Philippines launch was the World View interview of President Noynoy Aquino. This was definitely a welcome development since it showed that the Pnoy administration was open to doing out-of-the-box ideas like. . .
Most of you have probably heard about the DPWH photoshop incident already. For those who haven’t let me quickly summarize. DPWH posted an edited photo on their Facebook page showing several DPWH officials imposed on Roxas avenue after Pedring. Unfortunately. . .
PALEA tried to gain public sympathy by staging a strike on the day typhoon Pedring battered the Philippines. This effectively stranded thousands of passengers who were riding flights from the Philippines Air Lines (PAL). They definitely got media mileage since. . .
Congressman Winston Castelo filed House Bill 5316, also known as the Anti-Planking Act of 2011, that will ban planking in the Philippines. He goes on to say that “The Filipino psyche of our young children in school is under attack. . .
Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda is about to get mobbed big time on Twitter. He just posted a few minutes ago calling out the “leftists” who were protesting against the recent increase in oil prices via a transport strike. In a. . .
The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, headed by my ninang Susan “Toots” Ople, sought out and connected with the Filipina bloggers who were harassed in Bali, Indonesia. I’m very happy to report that the complaint has been filed with the. . .
Senator Panfilo Lacson finally came out of hiding (1 year) after the Court of Appeals cleared him of his murder charge of Bubby Dacer. His name was also taken out of the Interpol Watch List. During his press conference this. . .
Earlier today NewsBreak had a “twitterview” with Senator Gringo Honasan. In a “twitterview”, the guest is asked questions via Twitter by several panelists who are also all on Twitter. The discussion was moderated by NewsBreak’s Glenda Gloria (formerly head of. . .