Stories about Philippines from July, 2005
Philippines: Parliamentary democracy in the Philippines would be a very bad idea
Both Torn and frayed in Manila and Tales From Disiniland are unconvinced by President Arroyo's call to change the Philippine form of government to a parliamentary system.
Philippines: State of the Nation Address
The Sassy Lawyer casts her critical eye on President Gloria Arroyo's State of the Nation Address.
Philippines: Gloriagate Forum
A “Blogging Gloriagate” forum is being organized for August 4 at the University of the Philippines College of Law.
Philippines: Wily, Wily Gloria
The Sassy Lawyer points out that the Philippine government has all three branches independently investigating the same scandal. In the meantime, Inside PCIJ looks at what the on-going crisis means for US interests.
Philippines: Stories behind our stories » President says she will create commission
According to Inside PCIJ, President Arroyo has announced that she will create “a commission or similar body to look into the truth behind issues recently raised against me.” The wording of the statement seems to suggest that the purpose of any such commission will be the investigation of the actions...
Philippines: Parliament of the streets
The Sassy Lawyer (featuring a nice new redesign) notes that the famed ‘parliament of the street’ has lost its credibility.
Ambot ah! » The Pinoy Top Blogs Project
The Filipino blog Ambot Ah! has launched a new blog service called Pinoy Top Blogs. It's an attempt to try to quantify what the Filipino/a blogger A-List really is…
Blogging in a time of crisis
Metacoverage of the President Gloria Arroyo scandal: Inside PCIJ does a roundup of many of the Filipino/a blogs that have been closely tracking the Arroyo scandal, as well as several new blogs that have recently sprung up.
The Sassy Lawyer has an excellent analysis of the latest developments in the vote-counting scandal engulfing Philippine President Gloria Arroyo.
Arroyo’s approval and trust ratings drop anew
Inside PCIJ is reporting the perhaps predictable news that Philippine President Gloria Arroyo's approval ratings are plummeting. What's interesting is that the approval ratings of her family are even worse.
The latest on the on-going political drama in the Philippines: former president and cultural icon Cory Aquino has called upon President Gloria Arroyo to resign for the good of the country; President Arroyo has flatly refused to step down. In the meantime, the Papal Nuncio has scolded the Philippine Church...
Pacific Rim and East Asia Thursday Blog Roundup
Bloggers.sg, Singapore's upcoming blog conference, gets a short write-up in the Straits Times, reports Mr.Brown. Japanpundit reports that, for the first time, an iced green tea beverage will probably beat out Coca-Cola for the number two spot in Japan's soft-drink wars. The number one spot is held by a brand...
Pacific Rim/East Asian Daily Blog Roundup
Danwei reports that a state-owned film company's website has been blocked inside China… because they failed to register the site with the Ministry of Information Industries. Fons Tuinstra writes about a Chinese-language group blog that's translating articles from English into Chinese. The Sassy Lawyer announces that she's started writing a...