Stories about Philippines from July, 2008
Philippines: State of the Nation Address 2008
Stalkdebbie and The 7th Magnum are not impressed by the Philippine president's 8th State of the Nation Address. Bits, pieces, and blogs provides the key points of the president's past speeches.
Philippines: Monthly salary of politicians
A Filipino politician reveals his monthly salary to belie popular perception that politicians are earning big.
Philippines: New airport terminal
Justwandering.org and Lakwatsero are jubilant over the opening of the largest and most advanced airport terminal in the Philippines. Budget airlines will be the first to use the terminal.
Philippines: Moro rebellion to end soon?
The Philippine government and Moro rebels announced a breakthrough in the peace negotiations. An agreement will be announced soon. Bong Montesa speculates about the content of the agreement.
Philippines: Punishment for owners of sex videos
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.
Southeast Asia: Impact of high oil prices
Filipino journalist Iris Cecilia Gonzales tackles the impact of higher oil prices in the Philippines, Laos and Cambodia.
Children in the G8 summit website
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.”
Southeast Asia: Largest oceanariums
Bisean lists the largest oceanariums in Southeast Asia.
George Bush insulted Filipinos?
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
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.