Pangandaman-De la Paz golf mauling incident: from local blogs to international news

December 30, 2008 | 10 Comments

Philippine blogs are buzzing over the golf mauling involving Masui, Lanao del Sur Mayor Nasser Pangandaman Jr., his father Agrarian Reform Secretary Nasser Pangandaman, Delfin de la Paz, and his family. It started with this blog post by his daughter, Bambee de la Paz.

At around 1:30 PM today, at Valley Golf and Country Club, Antipolo City, Mayor Nasser Pangandaman, Jr., Mayor of Masiu City, Lanao del Sur, his father, Secretary Nasser Pangandaman of the Department of Agrarian Reform, and company, beat my defenseless 56-year-old dad and my 14-year-old brother to a pulp because of some stupid misunderstanding on the golf course.

The news of this altercation spread around the blogosphere, microblogging services like Twitter and Plurk, and traditional media (read Noemi Dado’s entry for the list of links).

It’s even reached international news sites like Fox News,, and The Straits Times. Now that’s the powerful effect of blogging for you.

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Tags or Categories? Or Both? Answer Our Poll and Win a Prize!

February 28, 2008 | 1 Comment


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February 26, 2008 | 4 Comments


We’re still in a current events mood here at WordPress Philippines and so it’s no surprise to have PinoyPress as our featured website of the week. What makes this Philippine news website different from the rest? Easy: it’s powered by WordPress.

It’s a feat to turn a piece of blogging software into a content management system to handle oodles and oodles of content as newspapers usually do. But as many people are slowly discovering, WordPress is equipped to handle that job. We commend PinoyPress’ forward thinking and ability to do that while at the same time diligently cover what’s going on in the Philippines.

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