· November, 2006

Stories about Philippines from November, 2006

Philippines: Boxing Champ Captivates a Nation

  25 November 2006

Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is already one of the most popular icons in the Philippines today. His successive victories in the ring inspired a nation in need of a modern hero. The poor adores Manny, who is also called the ‘nation’s fist.’ Politicians take advantage of Manny’s popularity to win...

China: Put the E back in APEC

  19 November 2006

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum came to a harmonious enough end this Sunday with all twenty-one member nations agreeing to renew calls for North Korea to put an end to its nuclear plans and key player China putting its weight behind the pledge. Chinese bloggers, however, seem to have...

Philippines: Falling TV Profits

  17 November 2006

Mike Abundo writes about the falling profits of mainstream television stations in Philippines.”t’s about time Filipinos connected with each other and the rest of the world, instead of the cheap outdated shit local networks try to shovel down the throats of the masses. Philippine TV networks should either get on...

Philippines: Toxic trade with Japan

  16 November 2006

Last September 9, Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi signed the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement or JPEPA in Helsinki, Finland during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations-Europe meeting. According to Manila Standard Today: “The JPEPA provides that almost 95 percent of Philippine exports to Japan...

Philippines: Honoring the departed

  3 November 2006

Most Catholic Filipinos celebrate November 1 as the day for honoring both the saints and the dead. Since many Filipinos visit their departed loved ones in cemeteries, November 1 is a holiday in the Philippines. Touched by an Angel describes the typical November 1 scenery in cemeteries: “All Saints Day...

Philippines: All Saints Day Visit

  2 November 2006

Elizabeth in Philippines describes her visit to the family graves on the all saints day. “Like most of the people there, we also offered flowers and lighted candles. The lawn was neat since we had a caretaker and he even provided some nicely arranged flowers… of course we also brought...