Melvin G. Calimag

Melvin G. Calimag is currently the executive editor of an IT news website in the Philippines. Melvin has been covering the local IT beat for the last 13 years. He is currently a board member at the IT Journalists Association of the Philippines (CyberPress), and also serves as a charter member with the Philippine Science Journalists Association.

Joel D. Pinaroc

Joel has been a media practitioner since 1996, starting off as a reporter and eventually becoming editor of a pioneering IT trade newspaper in Manila. He is currently one of the content producers of a Manila-based developmental website.

Latest Posts

Philippine elections in age of social media

Social media is fast reshaping upcoming May elections in the Philippines, with civil society making great use of it through a hugely successful campaign against publicity-hungry or credit-grabbing politicians.

March 12, 2013 by Melvin G. Calimag


When IT digs toward mining

CEO of Philippine IT conglomerate IPVG, Enrique Y. Gonzalez, explains his voyage into mining and stresses he still believes "in the power of IT to profoundly change the world".

September 27, 2012 by Melvin G. Calimag


DICT bill in limbo or dead?

Philippine Congress passes Department of ICT (DICT) bill earlier this year, but political interference may be behind delay in ratification and implementation.

July 22, 2012 by Melvin G. Calimag

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The problem with media plagiarism

I don't know if you've noticed, but the advent of online publishing appears to have exacerbated the problem of plagiarism. I can still recall, albeit with amusement, an incident last year in which I saw an exclusive story of mine being passed off as having been written by another reporter.

June 5, 2012 by Melvin G. Calimag