Sorry for being gone so long!

What a year it's been!

What a year it’s been!

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 paperback edition released on the 10th anniversary of the Bali bombings on Oct. 12, 2012 is available only in the Philippines; the second hardcover edition (really a beautiful book) was released in Singapore this April and will be available in the US and Europe this week!

At the end of 2011, I moved back to the Philippines from Singapore (I will miss that wonderful, peaceful writing and thinking time) and we started this new adventure called Rappler.

I wanted to use the new technology available to try to imagine how journalism will change and how we can use it to make our democracy stronger. Here are some of the ideas behind it, first published in National University of Singapore’s Journal of Public Affairs.

It’s a new phase in my life – a wonderful, amazing adventure in this brave, new world. Here are the people who helped me turn an idea into a reality!

The picture at the top of this post was our Friday briefing before the first #RapplerDebate on April 13. In a little more than a year, we grew from 12 people to more than 70! My wish? That we never stop pushing the limits.

It’s 19 days before the Philippines’ mid-term elections on May 13. I have a lot to tell you about, but now I’ve got to get back to work. Chat soon!

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