Stories about Philippines from May, 2008
Bomb blast in southern Philippines
Aspiring citizen journalist All about the filth went immediately to the scene of a bomb blast outside a military base in southern Philippines
Philippines: Human rights blog
A group blog, Slaughter of Innocents, was launched to document extrajudicial killings in the Philippines
Southeast Asia: Coping with the rice and food crisis
Food prices continue to rise in the world market. Southeast Asian governments are now re-examining their food and agricultural policies in order to prevent consumer panic and social unrest. Bloggers are discussing the food crisis and its impact in the region.
Philippines in mourning over death of legendary labor leader
The death of Filipino veteran labor leader, street parliamentarian and legislator Crispin “Ka Bel” Beltran at 11:48 am Tuesday due to massive head injuries saddened and shocked many Filipinos. He was 75.
Storm batters north Philippines
Pine for Pine and My Journal wrote about the strong typhoon which battered north Philippines last weekend
Philippines: Opposition sets up a blog
The Opposite of Apathy, the blog of young politicians from the opposition party in the Philippines.
Indonesian blogger in Cebu
Life is Beautiful, an Indonesian blogger, shares her impressions on her first trip to the Philippines
Hong Kong: Minimum Allowable Wage for foreign maids
Filipino blogger Kapet's Yosi clarifies the myth that the foreign maid's salary in Hong Kong is one of the highest in the world. Many Filipinos are domestic helpers in Hong Kong.
Global: The price of food, the cost of despair
The crisis of skyrocketing food prices is affecting all economic groups in every corner of the world. Every day, it seems, high-priced food sends another country lurching through some crisis: demonstrations, riots, rumors of hoarding, falling governments, even deaths. Global Voices is well positioned to follow the nuances of this...