A jeepney driver and his partner plying the streets of Ermita, Manila. Taking that late afternoon stroll looking out for Jeepney scenes and I run into this young couple. It was as if the entire scene unfolded in slow motion as they passed me, their eyes in sync looking at the lens. I just had […]
We drafted the framework for an Open Government Licensing Policy into our draft EO on the National Government Digital Service (Committee) back in the previous administration. Too bad it never got signed. But here is the jist of what an Open License is all about and why it is important.
Uber is gone for now and I want to write something about the entire fiasco as it affects me and my family a great deal. But I will not write it without first waiting for my anger to subside. I want to fair; to Uber, to the LTFRB and to Taxi drivers and yes, even to Taxi operators.
A child sprints and jumps over an empty crate which doubles as part of an obstacle course put up by children playing just outside Dagonoy Market in San Andres Bukid, Manila. Taken last July 8, 2017. First posted on my Instagram. EXIF is available on Flickr. * * * I’ve recently been going on impromptu […]
A jeepney driver resting his head amidst heavy traffic along Pedro Gil St. in Sta. Ana, Manila. Photo taken last year, October 27, 2016. * * * To say that traffic in Metro Manila is beyond redemption is an understatement. Traffic here is so bad, it let’s you cycle through all the five stages of grief, after which […]
A public portal used by citizens for passport applications (passport.gov.ph) suddenly becomes unsecure due to an expired SSL certificate and no one can do anything about it because, bureaucracy. Last May 12, 2017, the SSL certificate of the Passport Portal of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) here in the Philippines expired. I noticed this Thursday […]