Stories about Philippines from March, 2009
Hong Kong and the Philippines: Satire or racism?
A Senate leader in the Philippines just filed a resolution condemning a Hong Kong writer Chip Tsao for his article “The War at Home” in HK Magazine (originally published on 27 of March). Now the article has been taken down in the website but the Senate Resolution also asked the...
Filipino loses Facebook account for using real name
The Facebook account of Antonio Piamonte from the Philippines was removed because Facebook thinks his first and last name on his profile isn't his real name.
Global Recession Survey: Survival Tips and Business Opportunities
Everybody is trying hard to cope with the global economic crisis. Bloggers are offering survival tips to their readers. Businesses around the world are adjusting. Some are even profiting from the crisis. In this post, I will feature individuals and companies exerting their very best to overcome the recession.
Global: Bubbles, Bailouts and Stimulus Plans
Identifying the economic woes of the United States is crucial. But we should also understand that other countries are also grappling with bankrupt companies and shrinking economies. Many countries are also implementing their own stimulus plans. What are some of the examples used by bloggers around the world when they discuss the bubble economies, bailout of banks and stimulus plans of their countries?
Mukti from Bangladesh shares his impressions of Manila during a recent travel conference.
Philippines: The Death of a Rebel’s Daughter
A 20-year old teacher and daughter of a communist rebel leader was abducted, tortured, and murdered more than a week ago in the Philippines. The military has denied involvement in this gruesome crime. Bloggers are condemning the "culture of death" in the country.
Southeast Asia: Who is my neighbor?
Pravit Rojanaphruk writes about the lack of knowledge of Southeast Asians about their neighbors in the region.
Balut: A Filipino Delicacy
Monobloc blogs about the Filipino delicacy balut, “fertilized duck egg with nearly-developed embryo, boiled and devoured straight out of the shell.”
Virus scare hits Southeast Asia
Rising cases of dengue fever, chikungunya, bird flu and ebola viruses were reported in several Southeast Asian countries in the past two months. Relax, there are no pandemic threats. Not yet, anyway.