Stories about Philippines from December, 2006
Philippines: Learning from Seoul City Planners
Urbano dela Cruz writes about South Korean capital Seoul's bold restoration of a river and a park by demolishing a highway in the city centre. The blogger says that Manila city should learn from Seoul's example.
Philippines: US Soldier Convicted of Rape
Early this month, US Marine Lance Corporal Daniel Smith was found guilty by a local court of raping a Filipina woman while three other co-accused soldiers were acquitted. This was the first time a US soldier was tried by a local court ever since the government allowed the entry of...
Philippines: Tips for Friendster User
Friendster is one of the most popular social networking site in Philippines. Rex writes about his top 10 ten irritations with Friendster users.
Philippines: Best Website in Blog Category
Filipina blogger at Touched by an Angel was chosed as the best website in blog category in the recent Philippine Web Awards.”this blog Touched by an Angel… Receiving the Best Website award is a bittersweet feeling. The theme of this blog is mainly about my grief journey. I’ve had websites,...
Philippines: A new Constitution next week?
Pro-administration Solons have been transparent in their intention to change the 1987 Constitution which they believe is already obsolete and hinders foreign investments. But few expected that they will attempt to accomplish their goal by changing the rules of Congress in order to pave the way for the swift approval...
Philippines: Subic Rape Verdict
Torn and Frayed in Manila looks at the Subic rape verdict in which an US Marine Lance Corporal was found guilty by a Philippines court of raping a local woman November last year.
Philippines: A Thousand Bears for Bicol
Cathy Bythesea is asking her readers to help her collect a thousand bears for Bicol. Bicol region was badly hit by the typhoon Reming. “Stuffed toys have been known to be effective comfort givers in times of extreme stress and fear. To children, stuffed animals are more than toys, they're...