Support local farmers! For P699, stuff a box with as many fruits, veggies as you can

MANILA, Philippines – If there’s a sector that badly needs our support, it’s the agricultural sector – specifically, our local, hardworking farmers. And if there’s one thing our bodies need now more than ever, it’s the healthy power of fruits and vegetables. So, why pass up on the opportunity to take home locally-sourced produce direct … Read more

[New School] Why majority of overseas Filipinos in Taiwan support Marcos

‘In my interactions with the pro-Marcos majority of Taiwan, one does not see trolls and unruly hordes receiving cash-outs, but a supportive and collaborative community’ When one talks of Marcos supporters, there is a yearning to tag them as misinformed — as they are often portrayed on international media and by the opposition. However, in … Read more

Tuloy ang kasal! ‘Kakampink’ couple receives overwhelming support despite Robredo’s election loss

A couple who planned to wed under a Robredo presidency is bullied online. ‘Kakampinks’ run to their rescue. MANILA, Philippines – Despite the grief “kakampinks” shared over the defeat of Vice President Leni Robredo in the presidential race, it appears the volunteerism inspired by her campaign remains with them. On March 20, couple Ariean Cristobal … Read more

[Ask the Tax Whiz] Who would support genuine tax reforms if elected?

Good governance is more likely to lead to an increase in tax collections. While tax administration is crucial in improving tax collections, equally important in addressing tax evasion and smuggling is eradicating graft and corruption in government. The Philippines’ next president must have the moral ascendancy, track record of public service, and a clean tax … Read more

When online information operations support offline tactics

Final of two parts Read Part 1 here BANGKOK, Thailand – In 2021, Thailand’s social media to witness deep polarization among netizens who supported different types of COVID-19 vaccines. This schism was difficult to bridge because it was so intertwined with the existing political rift, which divided Thais roughly into pro- and anti-establishment citizens. Our … Read more

Negros Occidental big clans offer ‘soft’ support for Marcos

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – A coalition since 2019 between the two biggest political blocs in Negros Occidental gifts most political dynasties with an election-free pass or a way of skirting strong opponents. Governor Eugenio Jose “Bong” Lacson’s Love Negros bloc and Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer’s United Negros Alliance (Unega) feature heirs of Sugarlandia’s powerful land-owning … Read more

Sulu’s Tan is 4th BARMM governor to support Marcos in homestretch

The image of BARMM governors supporting for Marcos helps heal wounds of Moro tyranny during Martial Law MANILA, Philippines – Sulu governor Abdusakur Tan declared his support for presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. Friday, April 22, making him the fourth of the five governors of provinces under the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao … Read more

Leni-Kiko find support from priests, ordinary folks in heart of Isko turf

Aside from meeting residents of Tondo, Manila, over a thousand priests and deacons also express support for the tandem MANILA, Philippines – After barnstorming the Visayas, presidential bet Vice President Leni Robredo and running mate Senator Kiko Pangilinan visited the country’s capital to meet their supporters from different sectors. In Manila, bailiwick of rival and … Read more

Support more small businesses via GrabFood’s new ‘Indie Eats’ section

MANILA, Philippines – “Hindi pa sila sikat, pero ang sarap.” This has most probably come up in many customers’ minds after trying new dishes from small, up-and-coming online businesses for the first time. As the world food shifted to deliveries and digital transactions in the pandemic, more and more home-based small businesses and small-medium enterprises … Read more

Orban scores crushing victory as Ukraine war solidifies support

‘We have scored a victory so big, that it can be seen even from the Moon,’ Viktor Orban says BUDAPEST, Hungary – Hungary’s nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban looked set for a fourth consecutive win in Sunday’s election on April 3, as voters endorsed his ambition of a conservative, “illiberal” state and shrugged off concerns … Read more