Stories about Philippines from November, 2009
Philippines: CNN Hero of the year
Pedestrian Observer praises Efren “Kuya Ef!” Penaflorida Jr. from the Philippines for being the 2009 CNN Hero of the Year.
Philippines: TV Ads of Presidential Candidates
Election season has started in the Philippines. Check out the TV ads of presidential candidates which have been uploaded on YouTube.
Philippines: Dita Tree saved 36 lives during floods
A 40-feet Dita Tree in Metro Manila became a literal ‘Tree of Life’ when it was used as a refuge by residents who were trapped in their homes during a recent flooding and storm disaster. Lesson: Don’t cut trees.
Philippines: Open Letter to a former president
Filipino netizens are discussing the open letter written by Lila Ramos Shahani to her uncle, former Philippine President Fidel Ramos. The letter mentions, among other things, the current state of Philippine politics.
Leptospirosis outbreak in the Philippines
Leptospirosis outbreak was declared in several flood-affected areas of the Philippines. Health authorities claim it is one of the biggest Leptospirosis outbreaks in the world. Filipino bloggers react.