Stories about Philippines from April, 2006
Filipino boxer faces tough challenge
Jess at The Postman is following the preparations of Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao for his upcoming fight with Mexican Oscar Larios. Jess writes "While Larios is bothered by only one thing — fighting the PACMAN — Pacquiao is hounded by several things. Personal matters, off-boxing commitments, showbiz buzzes and profit-oriented...
Understanding the Germans
Pinayexpat, currently living and working in Germany, gives us a peek into her understanding of German people. She observes “They actually place a lot of value on relationships hence, they are wary in the beginning. Friendship isn’t readily given but when it is, you can rely on their sincerity and...
The rice terrace land
Yellominded has some pictures from travels in the mountains of Luzon. This region is famed for the 2000 year old rice terraces dug out of mountain slopes.
Law against abusive men
Touched by an Angel talks about a new law in the Philippines that protects women from abusive husbands. The post illustrates a case where the law came to the rescue of the blogger's friend.
Media from the Free Expression in Asian Cyberspace Conference
Audio and video notes from the event are online at the conference blog. The conference was held in the Philippines from April 19 to 20th and was attended by prominent bloggers and activists from across Asia.
Haiku competition in the Philippines
Kurokuroatbp pens a haiku in Tagalog and provides details of a Pinoy Haiku competition organised by the Japanese Embassy in Philippines.
Manila – blogging conference capital
In the Philippines many bloggers are, understandably, excited by not one but two conferences on blogging and the internet taking place in the capital Manila. In one part of town there is the second Philippine Blogging Summit iBlog2. Blogger disini judges it a success: We had more speakers (5 times...
Sweet and Sour
#1: The weirdest and tastiest grilled rabbit for Easter If your quota of cute chocolate eggs and bunnies has been reached for this lifetime already, you will love this idea: Easter 2006 – MeatHenge Style. It is never too soon to start planning for next year, right? I first fired...
Filipino influences in Mexico
Spanish trade routes helped the exchange of ideas and influences between the colonies in America and Asia. Milkphish visits Mexico and finds things that originated in the Philippines.
Dolphin watching in the Philippines
villageidiotsavant goes Dolphin watching near Cebu in the Philippines.
Toe, a Filipino blogger now living in Cambodia tries to figure out why the holy week, the Cambodian new year and several other events from different cultures coincide around the same time of the year.
Call centre outsoursing woes
Filipino blogger J. Angelo Racoma questions the logic behind a bill that the US Senate Commerce Committee is considering. The bill requires that call centre employees disclose what country they are in.
Blogging 101 for librarians
Filipino Librarian blogs about a presentation titled “Blogging 101 for Librarians” that he gave at a gathering of Southeast Asian Librarians.
Texting and bad spellings
Leodini, a Filipino magician and blogger complains about the increase in misspellings because of text messaging.
Lockout for junior gamers?
Gameshogun counters a Filipino politician's comments that online games produce violent people. Representative Florencio “Bem ” Noel is proposing that internet cafes should not allow minor and student gamers after 6 or 7 PM.
When asked what makes Yugatech click–high traffic, high comment rate, and good ranks from Google and Technorati, blog owner Yuga says he doesn't even use “tools” like wordtracker, database of keyword lists, ebay directories, adsense accelerator and the like. He says it's all about writing what genuinely interests you, “the...
Malacañang's response to the NY Times editorial
Piercing Pens links to a New York Times editorial that talks of President Gloria Arroyo's “increasingly authoritarian tendencies”. PCIJ reproduces the statement delivered by Press Secretary Ignacio Bunye who says the editorial shows that “the opposition’s irresponsible political efforts are impacting international perceptions”.
Over at The Man-Blog, Emerson Bañez has the rundown on different kinds of beer–their colors, flavors, aroma and alcohol content.
High cost of health
Dr. Emer, a practising physician, observes that in the Philippines, the high price of medicine can be fatal to your health. In Cambodia, “medical corruption punishes the poorest of the poor” by depriving them access to basic health care.
At Talkin’ Tech, BernieJ has photos of unique eggs from China. They almost look like chicken eggs but they are a hundred per cent man-made.
Kids in the kitchen
Children’s kitchen, cooking by children!, the 8th edition of Lasang Pinoy, a monthly project of Filipino food bloggers from all over the world, culminates with the round-up of participating blogs by Beijing-based Iska Montero. It is the first time that some of the participants posted videos in lieu of text...