· August, 2007

Stories about Philippines from August, 2007

All out war in southern Philippines

  31 August 2007

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

  23 August 2007

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

  16 August 2007

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

  12 August 2007

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: Active Blogging Scene

  8 August 2007

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...