Stories about Philippines from August, 2009
Philippines: Ungrammatical Constitution preamble?
The Free Lancer asks if the preamble of the Philippine Constitution is grammatically flawed.
Philippines: Voter's registration
Touched by an Angel from the Philippines narrates how she helped her daughter apply for voter's ID card in a village center.
Philippines: Inspired by Cory
mojojho, a Filipino living in Bangkok, went to the Philippine embassy to register as an overseas absentee voter. She was inspired to register when she learned that democracy icon and former President Cory Aquino died two weeks ago.
Blogging with HIV: “Love is still possible”
A growing number of HIV-positive bloggers around the world are using citizen media to express how they live with the virus, although speaking openly about HIV/AIDS can be difficult.
Southeast Asia: Twitter reactions on Suu Kyi guilty verdict
Myanmar opposition leader and global democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to 18 months of house arrest for violating the terms of her detention. Suu Kyi’s conviction was condemned by world leaders, Burmese activists, and also bloggers. Twitterers based in Southeast Asia also reacted to the “harsh” sentence
Southeast Asia: Internet and Nationalism
The Internet is increasingly being used by many Southeast Asians for various nationalist campaigns. This trend is positive in so far as it expands and improves the political participation of ordinary citizens. However, there are also ultra-nationalist online initiatives which prevent the formation of regional solidarity in Southeast Asia.
Philippines: People mourn death of Corazon Aquino
The Philippines is in a state of national mourning after Corazon Aquino, who became a global democracy icon after leading the fight to topple the Marcos dictatorship, died last weekend from cardiorespiratory arrest. Aquino was the first woman president of the Philippines and the first female head of state in Asia.
Filipino Bloggers Honor Ex-President Corazon Aquino
Tonyo Cruz roundups Filipino blogs and tweets paying tribute to former Philippine President Corazon Aquino who died of cardiorespiratory arrest today at the age of 76.