Philippine Online Chronicles

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Philippine Online Chronicles
Type of site weekly only publication
Available language(s): English and Filipino
Owner Vibal Foundation
Created by
Current status online

The Philippine Online Chronicles (POC) is a weekly online publication that presents news articles with multiplicity of perspectives. Aside from actual facts of events, POC gathers and reports different viewpoints that relate to it. It digs information from both mainstream and alternative news sources such as blogs, student newspapers, and other alternative publications.

POC is part of the free knowledge advocacy of Vibal Foundation founded by Gaspar A. Vibal. All articles found in the website are internally linked to



POC uses Web 2.0 technology. It offers a new platform that encourages its readers to share and discuss their own views on topics of interest. Aside from written news, the technology used by the website also allows the readers to watch videos and listen to podcasts found inside POC. They can also submit articles and photos.

It has channels containing straight news and feature stories on politics, finance, sports, entertainment, lifestyle, and technology. These channels include "Politi-Ko" (politics), "Pera-Isipan" (finance), "Sportacular" (sports), "Sosyal!" (entertainment), "Metakritiko" (arts and literature), "Buhay Pinoy" (Filipino culture), "Lintech!" (technology), Parokya sa Web (virtual parish), "Pinoy LGBT" (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender stories), "Beauty and Fashion", "Wellness", and "Blogwatch" (bloggers' initiative in monitoring Philippine governance).

Editorial board and staff

  • Kristine Mandigma
    • Program Director

  • Sally Eugenio
    • Managing Editor

  • Noemi Dado
    • Features Editor

    • Maui Hermitanio
    • Acting Project Lead, Associate Features Editor

  • Myrna Co
    • Buhay Pinoy Editor

  • Eva Callueng
    • Pinoy LGBT Editor

  • Ali Co-Calleja
    • Beauty and Fashion Editor

  • Miel Feria
    • Peraisipan Editor

  • Edel Valera-Cayetano
    • Sosyal and Metakritiko Editor

  • Vencer Crisostomo
    • POC Youth Editor

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