Stories about Philippines from August, 2007
All out war in southern Philippines
War is raging in the island of Basilan, located in the southernmost part of the Philippines. An all-out war was recently declared by the government against the Abu Sayyaf bandit group accused of beheading 14 Marines last month. The military offensives have displaced thousands of families and imperiled the peace negotiations between the government and other Muslim rebel forces.
Philippines: Ninoy Aquino's Last Words
On the death anniversary of Philipino Leader Ninoy Aquino, Or Awesome Planet posts the text of last unread speech of the leader. Ninoy Aquino returned from exile to Philippines only to be assassinated at the airport.
Thailand: Tallest Peak in South East Asia
BISEAN publishes pictures and heights of the top ten highest mountain peaks in order to dispel the myth created by travel agents that Mount Kinabalu in Sabah is the tallest peak in South East Asia.
Philippines: Extreme weather events alarm the public
Situated in the pacific ring of fire, the Philippine archipelago is usually ravaged by strong typhoons, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Yet, despite being no strangers to natural calamities, many Filipinos are alarmed over the freak weather events these past months.
Philippines: Tourists Could Stay in Philippines for Two Years
TravelPhilippines has good news for people planning on exploring Philippines. Seems Philippines is thinking of allowing tourists to stay in the country for upto 24 months irrespective of their nationality.
Philippines: Active Blogging Scene
Caffeine Sparks comments on the serious blogging scene in the Philippines. “The other thing I like about the Pinoy blogosphere is how it is completely democratic. It doesn't matter who or what bloggers are, it doesn't matter their age. It doesn't even matter where they are! All that matters are...
Philippines: Police Uses YouTube for Public Service Message
The police officers in Makati acted in and uploaded public service videos to help the viewers understand the modus operandi of the criminals.