Stories about Philippines from January, 2009
Protest Video: Dancing Filipina Maids In Hong Kong
There are videos of dancing Filipinos which were conceptualized as a component of protest campaigns. Last month Juana Change videos became popular in the Philippines. These videos were used to express opposition to the administration-sponsored legislative bill that would amend the 1987 Constitution. Another video which entertained the public was the protest dance of Filipina migrant workers in Hong Kong
The Philippine Internet Cafe Industry
Into the Digital Light writes about the challenges faced by the Philippine Internet Cafe Industry in light of the global economic crunch.
Reporting the University of Philippines Student Referendum
Student publications led by the Philippine Collegian are conducting an online real-time coverage of the week-long Student Regent Referendum at the University of the Philippines (UP). The referendum will ratify the guidelines for the selection of the highest student official in the country's premier state university.
Philippines: World War 2 History in Indie Film
The acclaimed indie film Concerto: Davao War Diary depicts the interaction of a Filipino family with Japanese soldiers during the Second World War. Concerto, set in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, is based on true events. The film's trailer can be viewed on YouTube.
Philippines: The root cause of the flooding
In the Philippines, media reports have cited weeks of heavy rain brought by a cold front as the immediate cause of the massive flooding and landslides. Some Filipino bloggers have started asking more questions. What was the root cause of the flooding? What is really happening? Here are some efforts of Filipino bloggers to make sense of the disaster.
Philippines: Helping flood victims through Plurk and blogs
Filipino bloggers have organized a feeding program for the benefit of flood victims in south Philippines. They announced their project through Plurk and other social networking sites.
Flashfloods and landslides in south Philippines
More than 115,000 people in the Philippines’ northern Mindanao region had fled to safety due to flashfloods and landslides. The local government reported that the series of flashfloods that struck the region have reached humanitarian crisis proportions
Philippines: Top surf sites
There are more than 20 surfing sites in the Philippines. Bisean identifies the 10 best surfing sites in the country.
Southeast Asia: Ship of dreams and friendship
Take a luxury cruise liner, fill it with some 300 vibrant youths from Southeast Asia and Japan, stir in cultural agenda and social interactions. The result: a strong bond and lifetime friendship. This is the story of the Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Programme.
Crab Stamps from the Philippines
A set of newly issued Philippine stamps depicts recently discovered crabs from the resort island of Panglao.
Philippines: Funding cuts for higher education
mind-a-now reports that the Philippine Senate has reduced the funding of 21 state universities.
Philippines: Phenomenal video protests
‘Juana Change’ protest videos are the newest YouTube sensation in the Philippines. The videos were introduced last month when various groups were opposing the proposal to amend the 1987 Philippine Constitution. Thanks to the internet, Juana Change (played by artist Mae Paner) is now a popular figure in the Philippines.
Philippines: Lessons from the '80s
Indolent Indio from the Philippines looks back to the '80s for lessons on surviving the present economic slowdown.
Philippines: New Year Flash Floods
Flash floods brought the festive mood of the New Year to an early close for the thousands of displaced families in different areas in the Philippines.
Philippines: Lantern boy
Cocoy posts pictures of a child selling lanterns in the Philippines.
Philippines: Top stories of 2008
Gly of ang aking espasyo highlights the top stories of 2008 in the Philippines.
Global Health: Hopes and Resolutions for 2009
As 2009 kicks off, many people are trying to create changes in their lives. Whether it's large or small goals, serious or humorous ones, bloggers around the world are posting lists of their New Year's resolutions — and health-related wishes often top the list. The U.K.-based mental health organization Mind...