Taguig proclamation tear-gassing

Here’s a video that Filipina cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao took of the proclamation of Taguig City mayor-elect Lani Cayetano and the tear-gassing incident that shocked the crowd that was celebrating her victory. Alodia was among those who were tear-gassed.

The video was showcased on the Yahoo! Philippines homepage today.

Read my article on Yahoo! Southeast Asia’s Fit to Post blog for more details on the tear-gassing incident.

Join the Pacquiao-Clottey live blog

I’ll be doing the live blog of the Manny Pacquiao-Joshua Clottey fight tomorrow, Sunday, March 14, for Yahoo! Southeast Asia’s Ringside With Manny site.

Go to http://bit.ly/ringsidelive to join us during the live blog. If you’re on Twitter, use the hashtag #RingsideWithManny so that your comments about the fight will be automatically posted on the live blog and seen by thousands of Yahoo! readers.

Send an email reminder to yourself.

Sam and view from balcony

The developer was finally able to finish the paperwork after getting the letter of guaranty from our bank, and so we visited our new condo unit for the first time on Saturday, Jan. 23. Can’t tell you how wonderful it is to see our new home! Target for moving in is before the last week of February.

Here’s Sam showing off the view from the balcony of our new condo unit.

Here are more photos.

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My farewell post for CNET Asia

Here’s an excerpt from my farewell post for CNET Asia: New decade, new beginnings.

New year. New decade. New job.

I love blogging for CNET Asia, and I’ve always considered it a privilege to be part of this blog network. Seems like it was only yesterday when I was part of the first batch of CNET Asia bloggers when this network debuted back in 2006. This, however, will be my last post for Babelmachine, as I embark on a new online adventure as the social media editor of Yahoo! Philippines.

Read the full story.

Manny Pacquiao also pound for pound king of the Web

Here’s an excerpt from my latest CNET Asia blog post.

Manny Pacquiao not only made history Sunday as the first boxer to win seven world championships in seven weight classes, but the Filipino regarded as the world’s best pound for pound fighter also ruled cyberspace.

As I blogged yesterday while live tweeting the Manny Pacquiao-Miguel Cotto encounter, Manny Pacquiao became the top Twitter Trending Topic along with several other Pacquiao-related keywords.

Read the full story.

Manny Pacquiao vs Miguel Cotto: Firepower live blog and live tweets

Here’s an excerpt from my CNET Asia blog post.

Like many Filipino Internet users, I’m online now sharing updates on the Manny Pacquiao-Miguel Cotto: Firepower boxing clash on social networks such as Twitter. As you might expect, the number of people tweeting about Pacquiao has made the world’s best pound for pound boxer a Top Trending Topic, namely his nickname, Pacman.

In fact, I’m watching the boxing card right now via Smart 3G on my Nokia N82 while blogging this and tweeting updates.

Read the full story.

WWE SmackDown/ECW Live in Manila videos: House show at Araneta Coliseum, Philippines

Here are some video clips on YouTube from the July 10 World Wrestling Entertainment SmackDown/ECW Live in Manila house show at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, the Philippines.

Awesome ringside view — thanks to the fan who shared this on YouTube. Here are Parts 1, 2, 4 and 5 from this user; I can’t seem to find Part 3.

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