Category Archives: Journalism

FROM BIN LADEN TO FACEBOOK now on Kindle!

I learned something from the 2003 release of “Seeds of Terror: An Eyewitness Account of al-Qaeda’s Newest Center of Operations in Southeast Asia.” It was published by Free Press, a division of Simon & Schuster. That meant everything was centralized … Continue reading

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Sorry for being gone so long!

I realized my last blog was before I came back home to the Philippines to start our new baby, Rappler. What an incredible year it’s been! Since 2011, I finished that book! There are 2 editions out now: the first … Continue reading

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“The Power in Your Hands”

Keynote speech delivered during the Tatt Awards night on Aug. 26, 2011, at the Peninsula Hotel in Manila, Philippines. I was part of a panel of judges called the Tatt Council, which selected the winners. This was first posted on … Continue reading

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“From bin Laden to Facebook” in Garmisch, Germany

I walked into the room and looked around. It was large. Each desk had a headset. I walked to the front where the podium was. It was flanked by two huge monitors on either side. It was like a mini … Continue reading

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Bali Bomber Umar Patek’s Journey to Meet bin Laden

More details surfacing about Indonesian Umar Patek’s activities: 1. He told authorities he married his Filipina wife, Ruqoyah Binti Husen Luceno, in 1998. She was a teacher at a “primary school madrassah.” She was arrested with him in January this … Continue reading

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