· May, 2007

Stories about Philippines from May, 2007

Philippines: Local Campaigning

  28 May 2007

Mong Palatino, a candidate in the recent elections (and GlobalVoices contributor) in the Philippines gives us a glimpse into how campaigning is carried out at a local level. “I was not just a candidate for three months. I was also a blogger who became more fascinated in the particular ways...

Kuwait: Filipinos Gear Up for National Celebration

The Filipino community in Kuwait, in cooperation with the Philippine Embassy laid the groundwork for the observance of Philippines’ 109th Independence Day anniversary on June 12, 2007 in a meeting held Monday at the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Jabriya. The first part of the celebration will hold a a...

Philippines: Social Networking Site

  4 May 2007

The eOk network introduces a new social networking site in Philippines. “It doesn't appear to be a replacement for Friendster's popularity in the region, but the potential to corner the local market is definitely up for grabs.”

Labouring in Qatar

Like many of the Gulf States, Qatar is heavily dependent of foreign expatriate workforce to help fuels its growth. Demographically, Qataris make up less than 25% of the 800,000 people living in the country, with the remaining 600,000 or so people being expats or children. With a reported per capita...