Maria “Ria” A. Jose<br />Political Bloggersince 2004<br />Experiences and Lessons inPolitical Bloggingand Participation<br />
“Di ko man masisi ang karamihan sa mgaPilipinongumaaasangmakahanap ng masmagandangkapalaran sa ibangbansa, di ko rin kayan...
2004: 264.000 results<br />
2010:  59,300,000 results<br />
369 Posts<br />17 Categories<br />76 Tags<br />1,717 Comments<br />In 7 years<br />
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“...the Catholic Church is again blocking Rep. Liza Masa’s recent attempt at a Divorce Bill. A Bishop has alleged that a d...
June  18, 2005<br />“Is the end of GMA in sight?<br />The presidency of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is under question due to a...
“ November 4, 2005, the Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC) handed a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) to the Philippin...
Raul Roco (08/08/05)<br />“Not only was he a prolific legislator, he provided hope when hope was scarce. He gave us and co...
Meet-up with Political Bloggers (05/08)<br />
“Today, citizens led by Manuel L. Quezon III filed an Intervention to the Impeachment Complaint against Gloria Macapagal-A...
No to Con Ass (June 2009)<br />
“While the clamor for fair use is laudable, the means of doing it by capping broadband is unfair and goes against consumer...
can bring light to a little known issue or topic<br />can provide a voice to the underrepresented<br />can provide a venue...
You don’t have to  be an academician, opinion writer, or politician to be a political blogger.  You just have to find your...
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  1. 1. Maria “Ria” A. Jose<br />Political Bloggersince 2004<br />Experiences and Lessons inPolitical Bloggingand Participation<br />
  2. 2. “Di ko man masisi ang karamihan sa mgaPilipinongumaaasangmakahanap ng masmagandangkapalaran sa ibangbansa, di ko rin kayangpigilan ang sariliko na makadama ng inis at pangihinayang.”<br />July 3, 2004<br />PangingibangBansa<br />
  3. 3. 2004: 264.000 results<br />
  4. 4. 2010: 59,300,000 results<br />
  5. 5. 369 Posts<br />17 Categories<br />76 Tags<br />1,717 Comments<br />In 7 years<br />
  6. 6. Tags<br />
  7. 7. “...the Catholic Church is again blocking Rep. Liza Masa’s recent attempt at a Divorce Bill. A Bishop has alleged that a divorce bill would be unconstitutional because the constitution says something about the protection of the family as the basic social unit.”<br />Divorce in the Philippines (3/20/05)<br />
  8. 8. June 18, 2005<br />“Is the end of GMA in sight?<br />The presidency of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is under question due to a series of incriminating wiretapped conversations with ex-Comelec commissioner VirgilioGarcillano that prove she cheated in the May 2004 elections.”<br />
  9. 9. “ November 4, 2005, the Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC) handed a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) to the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ). The said TRO ordered PCIJ to remove a post (dated August 14, 2005) on their blog regardingJonathanTiongco (Sec. Mike Defensor‘s “audio expert”).”<br />TRO on PCIJ Blog (11/05/05)<br />
  10. 10. Raul Roco (08/08/05)<br />“Not only was he a prolific legislator, he provided hope when hope was scarce. He gave us and continues to teach us that pragmatism and relativism cannot effectively lead us to where we want to be.”<br />
  11. 11. Meet-up with Political Bloggers (05/08)<br />
  12. 12. “Today, citizens led by Manuel L. Quezon III filed an Intervention to the Impeachment Complaint against Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The intervention asserts that the BJE-MOA is an impeachable offense.”<br />Signed by <br />Marck Ronald Rimorin of The Marocharim Experiment<br />Arbet W. Bernardo of Blog@AWBHoldings.com,<br />Richard Rivera of New Philippine Revolution,<br />Edwin Lacierda of San Juan Gossip Mills Outlet,<br />Jeremy Gatdula of Blurry Brain, and<br />Ria Jose Alleba Politics<br />Impeachment Intervention (11/11/08)<br />
  13. 13. No to Con Ass (June 2009)<br />
  14. 14. “While the clamor for fair use is laudable, the means of doing it by capping broadband is unfair and goes against consumers’ rights. The complaints against broadband ISPs and telecommunications companies for ‘poor service’ cannot be attributed to the one to two percent of abusive users.”<br />Position Paper Regarding Minimum Speeds of Broadband (01/27/11)<br />
  15. 15. can bring light to a little known issue or topic<br />can provide a voice to the underrepresented<br />can provide a venue for discussion in order to form an opinion<br />can bridge the gap between academics and the masses<br />can bridge the gap between a public servant and his constituents<br />can provide concrete avenues for an active citizenship<br />Political Blogging<br />
  16. 16. You don’t have to be an academician, opinion writer, or politician to be a political blogger. You just have to find your voice and be responsible in using that voice. <br />

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