Stories about Philippines from May, 2007
Philippines: Globalization Woes
Manilarat, a supporter of globalization, is having doubts about the benefits of globalization after reading about Mexico's auto industry.
Philippines: Local Campaigning
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...
More than 140 dead in “peaceful Philippine elections”
Last week, millions of Filipinos voted to elect new members of Parliament and local government officials. The police and election officials claim the recent elections were peaceful despite more than 140 election-related killings were tallied.
Philippines: Campaigning Thoughts
Mong Palatino shares the good and not so good of his campaigning experience in the recent elections in Philippines.
Food Blogs: Pata de Cerdo from Spain, Pork Katsu from Japan and Stir-fried Pork with Cincaluk from Malaysia
Another installment of food blogs from around the world focuses on the use of pork in many different types of delicious dishes. Chef Melissa De Leòn Douglass takes us on a tour.
Philippines: Social Networking Site
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...