The Great DPWH Photoshop meme: Made in China, Imported to the Philippines

Not only is everything here made in China nowadays, even our public officials are ripping off crackpot ideas from their Chinese counterparts. The DPWH Facebook page recently came under fire with this now historic Photoshopped image of three officials inspecting the post-Pedring carnage along Roxas Boulevard: This was such an obviously Photoshopped image (and a bad […]

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Pedring 2011: Rain, Flood, Power Failure, Mobile Network breakdown, and Social Media

On September 25, 2009, Typhoon Ondoy lashed Metro Manila and plagued it with wind, rain, floods and power failures. Mobile networks (mainly Globe) went down, causing communications breakdown. And social media took center stage as people plugged into the networks, reporting news, finding news, generating Tweets, Facebook updates, sharing media, and creating homespun disaster reporting […]

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