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An Affair to Remember

So December 15 2006 marked my last day as the “online guy” at Hinge-Inquirer Publications. The month of transition was spent, for the most part, looking for someone who was good enough to take over the challenging task of managing the online efforts of the Inquirer’s magazine arm.

After several emails and heart to heart talks, I finally found my replacement, with the blessing of Poch our publisher as well as Adel Gabot, our group editor.

The funny thing about online publications is that you tend to be a bit more open with who’s replacing who, and who’s doing what. I guess its because these things require a sense of transparency (then again, what doesn’t?) to readers in front of the computer.

It gives me great pleasure to introduce to you the new head of HIP’s online endeavors, Kevin “Kiven” Codamon, who is 2006’s blogger rookie of the year (top 10 in PTB in 4 months? whoa!). I’ve gotten to know Kiven as a hardworking writer from the early days of Game! Magazine and he also dutifuly took up a blogging project that I offered him several months ago at Cellphone News.

I will still remain as editor at large for Mobile Philippines and continue writing for the HIP tech publications which include GAME! and PC Magazine Philippines.

As for “my legacy” — it was a great honor to have helped start the very first corporate blog network in the Philippines (thanks Poch and Adel for believing in this vision). To the readers — if you don’t know what I’m talking about, bookmark our homepage at http://hip.ph and watch our blogs grow within the next few months.

So what will I be doing now on a more regular basis?

Let’s wait till the announcement is made 🙂

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

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