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TJ Palanca
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A pragmatist and a rationalist.
A pragmatist and a rationalist.

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In this elections series, we’ll explore various aspects of the 2016 Philippine National Elections, from fraud detection to the differences in how our country votes. In this first instalment, we learn about election fingerprints and how they may be used to detect fraud in the form of ballot stuffing or vote padding.
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The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT) has been operating at 142% capacity since 2004. New prototype trains have been scheduled to arrive in 2015, but the actual deployment will still be in the following year. How bad is the current train situation? Let's find out through data!
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I was given the opportunity to speak at the 2015 TEDxDLSU conference.

Businesses and governments in the Philippines should adopt a data mindset - where intuition and personal experience are always backed up by data and an effort to see the entire picture is always made - in order to realize the benefits of entering the demographic window.
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What do flight networks and Facebook comment sentiment say about the current state of the turbulent Philippine airline industry? Find out at the link!
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What do flight networks and Facebook comment sentiment say about the current state of the turbulent Philippine airline industry? Find out at the link!
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In this post, we dive deep into Benford's Law and how it can be used to statistically uncover possibly fraudulent importations using data from the Bureau of Customs.
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Some people just can't start the day without having a cup of coffee. By taking a look at the distribution of Starbucks stores around Metro Manila, we can locate the coffee guzzlers.
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How large is government compared to corporations? It's still pretty monolithic - double the largest corporation in terms of revenue, and four times the largest bank in terms of debt. Find out more at the link!
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Is the Philippines too Manila-centric? Why is this so? A closer look at regional accounts data can provide some answers. Find out at the link!
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Early results may have been promising, but the latest 2014Q2 data suggest that the higher sin taxes may be losing steam. Find out more at the link.
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