FACES OF CEBU:  IKU-P, 30, Cebu-based Japanese influencer

Delta Letigio 01/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Super typhoon Odette did not only affect Cebuanos, but also foreigners living in Cebu.  One of those affected was IKU-P, a 30 year old Japanese national, who found himself in the middle of the storm…

Bretman Rock sizzles as the first gay cover star of Playboy magazine

Immae Lachica 10/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Is he becoming a bigger star or what? Filipino YouTuber and influencer, Bretman Rock is making another huge statement for the gay community. How? Because the Hawaii-based star is the first gay man to…

The age of the influencer

Mike Acebedo Lopez 09/13/2017

Trolls, bots, hashtags? Come on, that’s so circa 2014–2015 when Twitter trending topics spilled over to mainstream media and shaped headlines. We’re way past that. In November 2014, nearly two years before the 2016 elections and way…

Online media as influencer

05/10/2017

What do the rising number of teenage pregnancies, online sexual extortion and cyberpornography cases have in common? They all involve youths, mostly underage and female, who are victimized by sexual predators either old enough to be their…

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