Stories about Philippines from February, 2009
Nepalese doctors in the Philippines
Due to shortage of doctors in government hospitals, a province in the Philippines plans to import doctors from Nepal.
Philippines: Praise for “Milk” film
Talinghagang Gala, a student leader in the Philippines, is happy for the Oscar victory of Sean Penn for his acting performance in the film “Milk.” He praises the progressive message of the film.
Philippines: Ebola-Reston virus
The Philippines’ Department of Health has added an information page on its website about the dreaded Ebola-Reston virus. It has instructed the public on proper meat handling and preparation to avoid infections from pigs.
Blogging Positively: Join the Global Conversation on HIV/AIDS
This Valentine's Day (February 14) marks not only the start of a Global Voices campaign asking people to “Teach Someone You Love to Blog or Micro-Blog,” it also kicks off a series of health-related activities focused on HIV/AIDS to encourage more people infected and affected by the disease to blog....
Brunei: Think Big ICT Business Plan Competition
The 'Think Big ICT Business Plan Competition' aims "to motivate local entrepreneurs to realise their ideas in the field of information and communications technology with the opportunity to develop their business ideas and enhance their creativity; as well as to provide a platform for identifying, nurturing and showcasing entrepreneurial talents in Brunei."
Philippines: Dumaguete Flood
The roads of Dumaguete suddenly became rivers when heavy rains battered the central Philippine city over the weekend. I Hate My Job shares his account of the flooding along with photos and videos. He also posted more pictures of the destruction left in the flood's aftermath. Meanwhile, Anthology of Snippets...
Philippines: If I Were Mayor of Bacolod
The Loveless Guru suggests 12 changes in the way Bacolod is governed if she was the mayor of the central Philippine city.
Philippines: Baro At Saya
One Sixth Sense posts photos of a doll donning different variations of the baro at saya, the Philippine national dress.
Indonesia: Earthquake report through Twitter
A 7.2 magnitude earthquake jolts Indonesia and some parts of the Philippines. Twitter broke the news ahead of mainstream media. Jyamasaki tweets: “I continue to be impressed how twitter is able to report on the Earthquake in Indonesia a few hours before it's reported on major news sites.”
Philippines: Five Years in College
I am Kylex disagrees with the proposals to add one more year to the four-year college curriculum in the Philippines. “We are currently facing on so-called ‘global financial crisis’. Many Filipinos outside and inside the country are now jobless because of that… Many of us cannot afford to go to...
Corruption in the Philippines
Rebelmind comments on the recent scuffle between World Bank officials and the Philippine government on the issue of corruption. “Whom to believe… is a no-brainer. It’s not that the World Bank is a bastion of integrity (usurers are not saints, right?); it’s just that the dollars used for the projects...
On Overseas Filipino Workers
That Word in Me reflects about Overseas Filipino Worker (OFWs). “OFWs are not heroes. They don’t work abroad so they can help ‘alleviate’ our country’s economic status by their remittances… There are very little jobs that can sustain an ordinary Filipino and I bet if he had a choice, he’d...
Philippines: Creating A Top-rating Noontime Show
Insoymada drafts a primer on how to create a top-rating noontime show for Philippine television.
Philippines: Chess to be taught in schools
Jhay supports the inclusion of chess in the school curriculum of the Philippines.
Global Health: Obama Lifts “Global Gag Rule”
In his first week in office, U.S. President Barack Obama lifted a policy popularly known as the “Global Gag Rule.” The move is being applauded by women's rights and public health groups, as it will reinstate funding to international family planning programs globally. The policy, also known as the Mexico...
“Obama” gets a tummy ache while visiting Manila
A Philippine TV ad features the lookalikes of Philippine President Gloria Arroyo and United States President Barack Obama. The star of the ad, Indonesia's Ilham Anas, is now a celebrity because of his "similarity" to Obama.