Nini B. Cabaero
Nini Cabaero is a pioneer of new media in Philippine community journalism.
She is editor-in-chief of the Sun.Star Network Exchange, the website (www.sunstar.com.ph) and new media department of the Cebu-based Sun.Star Publishing Inc.
Before making the transition to online, she was news editor of the Sun.Star Cebu, flagship publication of the Sun.Star network of community newspapers in the Philippines.
Nini earned her bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City. In 2005, she earned her master’s degree in Journalism from the Ateneo de Manila University while on scholarship from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.
Nini continues to pursue journalism innovations helped by technology.
ELECTION officials promised the results would be known in a matter of hours or a few days from the end of voting at 7 p.m. Monday.
By the time you read this, the winners in the contest for mayor and vice mayor or at least the leading candidates will already be known. Chairman Sixto Brillantes of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said that winners in the city, municipal and provincial levels will be known within the day on Monday or early Tuesday. City and municipal officials may be proclaimed within 12 to 24 hours; congressmen in 36 hours; and senators, 48 hours.
IN many past elections, voters resorted to choosing between the lesser evil of two candidates to a position.
ONE innovation this election is the expansion of the absentee voting coverage to include media members, aside from overseas Filipino workers, teachers and police personnel.
WITH a rolled newspaper.
Political dynasties. Illegal campaign materials. Hidden wealth. Muckraking. These were the issues that marked the election campaign since it started two to three months ago. As the election period nears voting day, May 13, one issue often talked about is that of vote-buying or the attempts to sway the people into voting for a candidate in exchange for money.
THE family of the suspected shoplifter who was mauled to death while being interrogated allegedly by mall security personnel has taken their quest for justice online.
ONE website has poked fun at senatorial candidates and succeeded to make a few people laugh.
THE Philippines has been lucky to not have any experience of a lockdown similar to that resorted to by the Boston police in Massachusetts in the US in the effort to arrest a bombing suspect.
THE shooting of a Masbate town official and her companion in Cebu City yesterday, Monday, raised fears of election violence here.
THEY were isolated cases, police said, but there could have been more that did not get reported by the victims.
Sexual assaults on female foreign tourists in Cebu numbered three for the first four months of the year. One incident happened in Badian town, another in Bantayan island and the third in Malapascua, all three places known as tourist magnets.
VOTE for the person who will fix our drainage systems and work for preventing more flashfloods in Cebu.
This was among the demands that cropped up in the first Twitter conversation on the elections organized by the Sun.Star website at www.sunstar.com.ph and held last Wednesday.