The year 2009 will go down in history as the banner year of the Philippine social media. It was in 2009 when Filipinos staked their claim as heavyweights in social media, winning for the country the title “social networking capital of the world,” establishing their web of friends through Friendster, becoming fans in Facebook, and following their favorite people in Twitter.
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It doesn’t really matter that this issue dies down. That’s the natural course of events. However, it will forever be emblazoned in the minds of Filipinos who care about their country what kind of reckless opulence the presidential party displayed in New York and Washington DC.
Ang mensahe ng kahalagahan ng paghahanda ay lagi na lamang natin nababanggit sa ating kolum subalit dahil sa mahalaga ang bagay na ito para sa atin at sa ating pamilya lalo na sa kinabukasang ating haharapin ako ay hindi nagsasawa na ito ay balik-balikan tuwina.
Horrific as it was, the Maguindanao massacre opens a window of opportunity for the Philippines to make progress on justice, security and peace.