Stories about Philippines from September, 2007
Philippines: Corruption scandal reaches the presidential palace
A $330 million national broadband network deal between the Philippine government and ZTE firm from China. Critics describe the contract as overpriced, unnecessary and disadvantageous to the Philippines. Tales of bribery, corruption and harassment have surfaced which could implicate the First Family.
Philippines: Blog Round Up
Pinoyblogero has highlights from last week's posting on Philippines blogsphere. The topics include the trail of former president Joseph Estrada and how a blogger stirred up controversy by baiting them on his blog.
Philippines: Filipino Community Manager in SIngapore
Mike Abundo wonders why Yahoo is looking to base it's online Community Manager for Philippines in Singapore.
Former Philippine president convicted of plunder
After six years of trial, former Philippine president Joseph Estrada was found guilty of plunder by a special anti-graft court. This was the first time a former president was convicted of such crime in the Philippines.
South East Asia: Origin of the Names of South East Asian Capitals
BISEAN is today looking at the origin of the names of South East Asian capital cities.
Philippines: Communist Insurgency in Philippines
Since 1968, the Communist Party of Philippines is fighting to create a Maoist society in Philippines. Mong Palatino blogs about this longest running insurgency in South East Asia.
Philippines: Best Dive Sites
The letsgophilippines blog features the top dive sites in the Philippines.
Philippines: Porn Site and Freedom of Expression
Reason is the Reason does not agree the Filipino government's action against a local porn site. “Is it government’s business, then, to meddle in the freely-undertaken, consensual actions of its adult citizens?”
Philippines: An Encounter with Scientology
Lauren blogs about her close encounter with the Church of Scientology.
Philippines: Better English Compared to the Indians
The Perpetual Malcontent disputes the statement of the officer-in-charge of the Philippines National Economic and Development Authority that Indians are better English speakers compared to the Filipinos.