The E-xplosion: Social Media and Boston Marathon Bombing

On April 15, 2013, two pressure cooker bombs exploded at the 117th Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring 264 others. In just a matter of seconds, participants and spectators became reporters for the day, with every event being tweeted and posted on Facebook. The world was informed with the events that followed through social… Read More The E-xplosion: Social Media and Boston Marathon Bombing

Working Filipinos in US face legal woes due to govt shutdown

By Raiza Javier While the Philippine economy barely felt the effect of the  government shutdown of the United States, some Filipinos working in the US suffered from its impact. One of them, a certain Joel Cruz (not his real name), said that his legal status was jeopardized by the temporary shutdown, in a report by ABS-CBN News.… Read More Working Filipinos in US face legal woes due to govt shutdown

UP plans to sync classes with int’l universities in response to ASEAN integration

By Constantine Alferos Aside from the goal of the University of the Philippines (UP) in terms of gaining more academic opportunities, the shift of the academic calendar would also be in line with the planned integration of the Association of South East Asia Nations (ASEAN) by 2015. Most importantly, Filipino students and faculty would have a greater… Read More UP plans to sync classes with int’l universities in response to ASEAN integration