Stories about Philippines from November, 2008
World AIDS Day: Blogging Positively
This year marks the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day, which takes place every year on December 1. Though the impact of HIV and AIDS is felt by millions of people globally every day, this particular day can help bring much-needed attention to the disease. The theme for this year's...
Philippines: When a City is Not a City
GV Author Karlo Mongaya looks at the reactions of bloggers to the recent Supreme Court decision voiding the cityhood of 16 new cities in the Philippines.
Philippines: Hunger and poverty
Filipino journalist Joe Torres writes about hunger and poverty in the Philippines and Asia.
Humanitarian crisis in south Philippines
The fighting between government troops and Muslim separatist rebels in the last three months has not stopped. More than 610,000 people have been displaced already. The situation of refugees is deteriorating. Children are among those who are suffering the most.
Philippines: Typhoid fever downs 77
More than 70 persons contracted typhoid fever in Quezon province in the Philippines. The diarrheal disease is linked with contaminated water supply.
Philippines: Bloggers file impeachment case against president
Several Filipino bloggers have filed an impeachment complaint against the Philippine president. The president is accused of corruption, electoral fraud, betrayal of the Constitution and public trust.
Philippines: Video tribute for young martyr
A short video pays tribute to a young activist and nursing graduate who was killed while attending to the heath needs of a rural town in the Philippines.
Philippines: Reproductive Health debate
Should the Philippine Congress approve the Reproductive Health and Population Development Act of 2008? The Catholic Church opposes the measure. Many scholars and cause oriented groups are supporting it. What are the views of Filipino bloggers?
Southeast Asia celebrates Obama’s victory
Southeast Asian bloggers are celebrating the victory of President-elect Barack Obama. In fact, Obama's election success has led many bloggers in the region to reflect about the need for change in their local politics.
Philippines: Ferry sinks, 40 dead
A passenger ferry capsized on Tuesday, November 4, in the Philippines, killing at least 39 people.
Philippines: Cebu bloggers
Cebu-based bloggers have set-up the Cebu Bloggers Society. Cebu island is located in central Philippines.
Southeast Asia: The Power of the Pontianak
One of the most enduring legends of South East Asia is the Pontianak, said to be a bone-white lady, with ruby-red eyes, who is borne from her death in birth-giving. The Pontianak, or sometimes called the "Kuntilanak", lives in almost all of South East Asia, except the Indochina region.
Philippines: McCain will win
Loy meets World from the Philippines believes US Senator John McCain will pull off the biggest upset in US presidential elections history.
Philippines: Dealing with office politics
My Daily Blog Diary from the Philippines writes about how to deal with office politics.