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“strategic thinking” according to Calvin of Calvin & Hobbes

September 25, 2014 Leave a comment

good strategic thinking is all about using what you have – the market, the competition, consumer insights (psychographics)  and your objectives and  putting all those together and funnel them into a coherent action that gets you what you want. it is not at all random but it is placing all the elements, sometime a few often numerous into a certain sequence that leads to getting your goals achieved.

that is essentially what Calvin did,

another milestone – wawam.wordpress reaches 200,000 hits, june 2, 2009

June 2, 2009 Leave a comment

on the early evening of june 2, 2009  wawam.wordpress  reached another milestone  – 200,000 hits!  hitting this new milestone during the month of june, 2009 is made even more special as the month of june is the blog’s 1st year anniversary. (first post in this blog on june 30, 2009)

this blog  reached  the 100,000 hits milestone only last may 2, 2009. (read it here:

what happened in the month of may? manny pacquaio happened, hayden kho, katrina halili and maricar reyes. the primary post on the hayden kho sex videos has  so far  gotten 30,000 hits and still counting. all posts on the hayden kho sex video most likely totals to more than 80,000 hits.

thank you to all the readers of wawam.wordpress.

open invitation to join wawam.wordpress

May 2, 2009 Leave a comment

we thought having reached 100,000 hits is the best time to take wawam.wordpress to the next level.

we like to invite readers and bloggers to join wawam.wordpress as authors. as author, you can publish your own posts on topics that you find important for yourself, your community and the country. having a wider and more diverse set of authors in wawam.wordpress will make this blog even more responsive and relevant to topics and issues that matter. we welcome both individuals who are first time bloggers and those who already have blogs.

to join, send an email to

wawam.wordpress gets 100,000 hits (may 2, 2009)!

May 2, 2009 Leave a comment

100,000 hits
for wawam.wordpress!

sometime shortly after midnight
of may 2, 2009, wawam.wordpress
breached the 100,000 hits mark.

thank you to the readers, bloggers and contributors
for making it possible for this blog
to reach an important milestone
in just 10 months since the first post made in this blog.

we are proud that this blog has served
to become a good source of information and opinion
and a venue where those concerned with specific issues
can express their thoughts to share them with others.
we are also proud that this blog and its contents
have been featured on national tv and
read by journalists and national news organizations
of traditional media with impecable reputation.
we are particularly pleased
that we have received invitations
 from national media practitioners
for interviews and guestings in their shows
indicating the views and information
we have in this blog are of some value and weight.

thank you again and celebrate with us!


wawam.wordpress to reach 100,000 hits this week – a new milestone

April 29, 2009 Leave a comment

as of this writing, wawam.wordpress  has 99,003 hits. 100,000 hits will most likely get done within the week or tomorrow, thursday at the earliest.  it will be a new milestone. 

the internet and blogs is a new medium that we just recently tried. it is relatively new to the world but certainly very new to us. and we are learning a lot about the medium. we are able to acquire skills and are able to harvest insights first hand. 

we think we have acquired a good number of very workable insights about the internet/blog audience, writing style and content, use of facilities, traditional media, traditional media practitioners and the audience outside of the internet world. there are many dynamics that exist among those various components that are consistent with the dynamics in real world communication, advertising and marketing. but more importantly, there are dynamics that are unique to this medium called the internet and blogs.

a friend has suggested we should write a book about these. thinking about it, yeah we thought that is a good idea. though this blog is just less than 1 year old (first post june, 2008), we think we have enough material to write at least 2 books – one on the communication part and the other on the human interest part.

contents on just the behind-the-scenes are a lot already. these behind-the-scenes are developments, communications and actions that have occurred  that we do not write about in this blog that serve as backdrop and even motivation for the posts that you read in this blog. they are not the boring type at all. in fact these behind-the-scenes stories and developments can read like a spy thriller full of intrigue, power, twists and turns and a lot of surprises. 

if written, it will be a good read for advertising and communications students and those into human interests stories. 

join us and celebrate the upcoming milestone of wawam.wordpress reaching 100,000 hits sometime this week! 

we like to thank readers and contributors to this blog for pushing us to reach the new milestone of 100,000 hits.

abs-cbn responds to wawam.wordpress post on abs-cbn’s ted failon news coverage

April 25, 2009 4 comments

we had published our views on the news coverage abs-cbn aired on  the ted failon story, actually the death of ted failon’s wife where we said we thought abs-cbn was not impartial in it’s coverage. we thought abs-cbn did not just deliver the news, it editorialized the news and delivered a slant or a message to the public. (read here:

we are printing here a response from someone who claims to be maria ressa, the head of abs-cbn’s news & current affairs department. that was the name used in the comment posted in this blog (view the comment on the same post and the email used to register the comment. note that we have not confirmed if the person who posted the comment is actually maria ressa. we will gladly retract the comment and this post if we get confirmation it is not her.

in the meantime – just a note on maria ressa. we have seen ressa at cnn news clips when she was the cnn jakarta bureau chief. she has done extensive and admirable work for cnn covering jakarta and other parts of asia.

wawam.wordpress thanks ms. ressa for her response to our blog. our response to her comment is next in wawam.wordpress. 

maria ressa

First, thank you for watching TV Patrol and Bandila (where the Ces interview with Ted aired). For the purpose of debate, I want to challenge both the Inquirer article and some of the reasons you used for your conclusions.

On the Inquirer article, I find it funny that ABS-CBN was criticized for following the police while “the MEDIA” in general was praised for following the police! (Read the bottom part which talked about the footage of police arrests, and you’ll see that Inquirer didn’t write that that footage they praised was from ABS-CBN).

I think you’d also be interested in knowing that the media critics they quoted also criticized the police, the Inquirer and GMA7, but all that was cut out of the article. I’ll be writing a letter of complaint to their ombudsman and editor-in-chief so stay tuned.

As far as what you said about ABS-CBN interviews, I’d like to offer you other interviews and stories where we’ve focused as much, if not more attention, than we did on the Ted Failon story.

Ces also did an exclusive interview with “Nicole” – the alleged rape victim. That was only part of a coverage that was so exhaustive that Bandila became the first Philippine newscast to be nominated for an Emmy – ranked the fourth best newscast in the world by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Karen Davila did an exclusive interview with Sandra Cam, the whistleblower against jueteng who was afraid for her life. Jing Castaneda did an exclusive interview with Joey De Venecia on the NBN-ZTE deal (both stories covered in depth for weeks). I can name many more, but of course, you would expect me to defend my news organization.

You know that we broke the Proclamation 1017 stories, Danny Lim’s coup attempt, the Garci scandal, the Hyatt 10 (Ricky Carandang did a fantastic job with that exclusive and the exhaustive coverage following that).

So, no, I think it’s flawed to say that we only covered Ted Failon because he’s our anchor. In fact, some critics said early on that we didn’t cover the story BECAUSE we were protecting our anchor. We gave that space early because he – like any victim of a family suicide – asked for it. DZBB, by the way, said it would also follow his request. That, however, was only good until the police began portraying the shooting as a possible murder attempt – what they called parricide.

The picture I can’t get out of my mind is Col. Mabanag taking Trina’s letter and showing it to reporters, asking them to read it, then using it to fan himself.

I only ask that you not take what’s written as gospel truth – both the Inquirer’s and what I’m writing now. Check it out. I know what I write you will stand up to scrutiny.

-from maria ressa
head & vp ABS-CBN News & Current Affairs Department

read other posts in this blog on ted failon:

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