Stories about Philippines from July, 2006
Reforming Philippine Elections
Philippine electoral system is one of the most inefficient in the world. It would take more than a month before results can be known after election day since counting of votes is still done manually.
Philippines: Jeepney Stories
Jeepneys are the colorful public transport widely used in Philippines. Senor Enrique shares some of his Jeepney stories on his blog.
Philippines: State of the Nation Address
Manuel L. Quezon III in Manila does an excellent roundup of Filipino blogger's reaction to the President's State of the Nation address.
Philippines: Exporting nurses to the world
The most popular college degree in the Philippines today is nursing. More than 100,000 Filipino nurses have left the country to seek better opportunities.
Philippines: Preserving Heritage
Ivan About Town is concerned about the state of ancestral homes in Philippines. Antique dealers are tearing down these houses to sell woodwork and other contents of these homes.
Philippines: British Assault on Manila
Torn and Frayed in Manila talks about an episode in Philippine's history where the British attacked and occupied Manila and how the adventure ended up producing distinctive features of people in a province near Manila.
Philippines: Just three requests
Synesthetique in Philippines has three requests for the creatures from the beyond who haunt the blogger's office.
Outsourcing the war in Iraq and Afghanistan
Now, another job that is “outsourced” in the Philippines is private security operator or independent contractor ( read: mercenaries) in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Global Food Blog Report #24
#1: From Thailand, B'Tonian in Siam : Thai Food & the Market I’ve heard so many people say they love Thai food, but few can name more than a handful of Thai dishes. In actuality, there are thousands of Thai dishes and most Thais eat hundreds of different dishes yearly....
Philippines: Tamagotchi fever
In a post tiltled “I am a dad again” the blogger at Notes from the Peanut Gallery talks about how he got hooked into Tamagotchi world after taking care of his daughter's creature for a while.
Manila flip-flops on sex education
Education officials of the Philippines decided to pull-out modules on sex education after the powerful Catholic Church opposed the teaching of sex in schools.
The Global Voices Show #3
The third episode of the Global Voices Show is here! In this edition we feature excerpts from the following podcasts: PodView (Podbazaar) (India) Viloria.com Pinoy Podcast (Philippines) Tango City Tour (Argentina) Beyond the Wall (Israel) Trinidad & Tobago Computer Society Podcast (Trinidad & Tobago) Arté Radio (“Foot au Sénégal”) (Senegal)...