· October, 2008

Stories about Philippines from October, 2008

Southeast Asia: Impact of Financial Crisis

  26 October 2008

What are the views of several Southeast Asian bloggers about the global financial crisis? First, an authoritative voice: Malaysia's former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. He points out the double standard of the US government in solving economic problems: “We cannot forget how, in 1997-98, American hedge funds destroyed the economies...

Bahrain: Naked truth?

  17 October 2008

Maldita, a Filipina in Bahrain, wonders why anyone uses automatic translators; instead of “You are not worth anything” she got the translation “You do not have clothes“…

Philippines: Comment on Palin

  5 October 2008

After reading an interview of US vice president candidate Sarah Palin, a popular Filipino blogger comments: “The woman has no idea what she’s talking about! It is not sexist to call a dimwit a dimwit, especially if she’s running for the vice-presidency.”

China milk scandal and Southeast Asia

  5 October 2008

Like the rest of the world, the China milk scandal has shocked Southeast Asian countries. China is the major trading partner of Southeast Asian nations. How did governments, consumers, and bloggers from the region react to the issue?