NBA’s new way of promoting vulgar goons

Remember: After you “whoop that trick,” be sure to tell her you love her. But first help her back to her feet. How can any intelligent, well-comported sports fan not have reevaluated themself from skeptical to cynical? How will it be possible to return fans and customers to a place they’ve never been? Last week … Read more

How candidates utilized social media for the 2022 elections

Data from a study conducted by Rappler and Manila-based data consultancy Nerve show that it’s a tight two-way presidential race between Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Leni Robredo on Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok MANILA, Philippines – On social media, former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Vice President Leni Robredo are going head-to-head for the presidency. … Read more

Marv Albert thrilled for Walt Frazier’s Hall of Fame enshrinement

Marv Albert will enjoy the company with Walt Frazier joining him in the broadcasting wing of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Two Knicks legends together again. Frazier, the MSG Network color analyst and Hall-of-Fame guard, was named in February as the Curt Gowdy Award winner and will be enshrined – again – on Sept. … Read more

No banning reporters, shutting down media outlets in my presidency

MANILA, Philippines – Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, on World Press Freedom Day, promised he would not ban reporters from Malacañang nor order the closure of media firms should he win the Philippine presidency on May 9. “I’ll speak my mind, I’ll speak my heart. Walang (No) sugarcoating…. This is me and this is the kind … Read more

De Lima may malawak na akses sa media kahit nakakulong

Magmula nang makulong si De Lima noong 2017, naging limitado na ang komunikasyon nito sa media at sa publiko. Wala siyang TV, laptop, at internet sa detention center. Buod Ang sabi-sabi: May malawak na akses pa rin sa media si Senador Leila de Lima, kompara sa nahatulang kidnapper na si retired Major General Jovito Palparan … Read more

Stephen A. Smith fed up with Kyrie Irving in 6-minute rant

Stephen A. Smith provided 24 hours’ notice that he was going to deliver a rant for the ages about Kyrie Irving, and the man fulfilled his promise. Smith, who promised a response to Irving’s series of tweets Thursday that ripped the media as puppets for a racist society, spoke on ESPN’s “First Take” on Friday … Read more

Comelec’s Bulay calls out media for reporting he threatened critics, says headlines were libelous

MANILA, Philippines – A high-ranking poll official pushed back after recent news stories reported on his threat to arrest critics of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), insisting what he said was only a “warning.” Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rey Bulay, during a press conference on Monday, April 25, even went a step further and … Read more

NBA must end tacit approval of crude behavior ruining basketball

How does one seek asylum from an asylum? The games typically start with the house lights turned way down, searchlight beams sweeping the floor like a supermarket opening or a nighttime prison yard inspection. Next, pounding, menacing music fills the arena, like war drums, bellows fanning the flames. Then the public address voice takes over, … Read more

Zubiri says Marcos won’t be dictator; Roque dangles media franchise

Alluding to the killed franchise of media network ABS-CBN, Harry Roque tells GMA artist Ai Ai Delas Alas: ‘Hindi ka nagkamali ng sinamahang grupo, hindi mawawala ang iyong prangkisa’ MANILA, Philippines – Mindanaoan Senator Migz Zubiri said Saturday, April 23, that Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. will not turn into a dictator, and in the same … Read more

Vietnam plans 24-hour takedown law for ‘illegal’ social media content – sources

Vietnam is preparing new rules requiring social media firms to take down content it deems illegal within 24 hours, three people with direct knowledge of the matter said. The planned amendments to current law will cement Vietnam, a $1 billion market for Facebook, as one of the world’s most stringent regimes for social media firms … Read more