· July, 2008

Stories about Philippines from July, 2008

Philippines: Punishment for owners of sex videos

  17 July 2008

A Filipino lawmaker proposes to penalize people who “knowingly possess” video recordings of “private acts, including, but not limited to, sexual acts.” Blogger Cha Monforte supports the bill.

Children in the G8 summit website

  9 July 2008

The G8 summit website in Hokkaido, Japan features an image of a globe being carried by four children. Filipino politician and blogger Peter Lavina comments: “The children used in the website were mere decorations to lull us into believing that the world’s rich nations look after their care.”

George Bush insulted Filipinos?

  3 July 2008

Lily Pad believes US President George Bush insulted Filipinos when he issued this remark to visiting Philippine President Gloria Arroyo at the White House: “First, I want to tell you how proud I am to be the President of a nation that — in which there's a lot of Philippine-Americans....

Southeast Asia: Alternative sources of energy

  3 July 2008

Due to skyrocketing oil prices, many Southeast Asian countries are intensifying efforts to tap alternative sources of energy. Lifestyles are changing since people are now more aware about the oil price crisis.

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