A Byte of my 2.2-lb Brain

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Ego Networks: ‘Pogi,’ ‘Kuya,’ ‘Sexy’ and ‘Tanda’

The visualizations here are inspired by the following news articles that link Ramon B. Revilla, Jr., Juan Ponce Enrile, and Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada to Napoles NGOs and notebooks: read this (Whistle-blowers … Continue reading

September 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Self-Study: National Budget (PH)

With all these talks about the Pork, I got more and more curious about the Budget ng Bayan, in general; because somehow, I realised that I didn’t really know much about … Continue reading

September 7, 2013 · 3 Comments


This post is inspired by the article in Rappler I read just now titled “‘NGOs’ abuse P751 M in social work PDAF.” There they listed all NGOs that were found … Continue reading

August 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Network Patterns in Pork

In the previous post (PDAF at a glance), we summarised some of the basic ideas behind VILP and PDAF also covering certain issues on the allocations for CY 2007-2009, and … Continue reading

August 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

SONAlysis since 1936 with R and Python

State of the Nation Addresses since 1936 Tomorrow, the President will be delivering his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA). This morning, I decided to do some text analysis … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · 2 Comments