My spread on the Asian Dragon Magazine, May-June 2010 issue
Alberto Agra hitched his star to the wagon of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who would reward him with the twin posts of solicitor general and justice secretary. After he threw out the case against two leaders of the Ampatuan clan for their alleged roles in the Maguindanao massacre, the government’s top barrister is now the Prime Suspect.
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This is one of my favorite stories. I like to play around with the headlines and I think I made a decent job to make it (um) punchy.
Originally posted May 4, 2009 after Manny Pacquiao’s bout with British pugilist Ricky Hatton.
Now this story is what I call sizzling. I didn’t know the impact this story had until it generated 2, 426 shared links from Facebook and 222 ‘tweets’ (as of today). This story that I wrote last November was picked up by The Drudge Report and has since been the most popular single story of GMANews.TV for that month. It generated more than 300,000 hits for our website in just two weeks. This story is what we in the Philippine media refer to as ‘salsal’. Google it. Continue reading
I am reposting this story that I wrote back in May 2009 on Mother’s Day. I put in the headline that this is my ‘first’ story because this won for me my very first writing award last December. This is a very memorable story not only because of the accolade it brought me but also because I wrote this a day before my grandfather died. I know he’s reading this right now…and perhaps editing it. Continue reading