Stories about Philippines from December, 2009
Winners of the 2009 Philippines Expats Blog Awards
Meet the winners of the 2009 Philippines Expats Blog Awards
Philippines: Blogs of Overseas Filipinos
Kablogs is an online portal that aggregates more than 300 blog links of Filipino expats and overseas Filipino workers.
Philippines: A bishop's accomplishment report
A bishop blogger from the Philippines reviews and summarizes the pastoral statements issued by the Philippine Catholic Church in the past three years.
Philippines: Poll body rejects election bid of “immoral” LGBT group
For promoting same sex relationship which is contrary to religious beliefs, the Philippine poll body has rejected the petition of an LGBT group to be recognized as a party that can run in the 2010 elections. Many bloggers are not happy over the ruling.
Philippine Revolutionary Theatre
TatayK posts photos, complete accompaniment music, and audio snippets from Makata’y Mandirigma, Mandirigma’y Makata, a play based on the life of Prof. Jose Maria Sison, a Filipino poet and revolutionary leader.
Philippines: At The Barricades
A university professor shares a humorous account of her participation in a protest action against last week's planned visit of the Philippine president at the University of the Philippines in Diliman.
Philippines: Names of murdered journalists
Alleba Politics lists the names of 30 journalists who were among those murdered last month in Maguindanao Province, located in the southern part of the Philippines.
Yaoi in the Philippines
The View from the Fence blogs about the popularity of Yaoi, “female-oriented fictional media that focus on homoerotic or homoromantic male relationships,” among the Filipino youth.
Philippines: Learning Hiligaynon
Tuon ‘Ta Hiligaynon is a tutorial blog on simplified Hiligaynon, one of the main languages in the Philippines.
Philippines: Bloggers Raise Voices Against Martial Law
As the world commemorates International Human Rights Day, Filipino bloggers are eerily reminded of the dark days of the Marcos dictatorship when President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo imposed martial law in the southern Philippine province of Maguindanao.
Philippines: Migration and town celebrations
Returning overseas Filipino workers are changing the way Philippine towns are celebrating rural festivals.
Modifying the Philippine flag
A blogger thinks it is wrong to modify the Philippine flag which is being proposed by a senator.
Philippines: Aerial view of Davao
Life in a Snapshot uploads a picture of an aerial view of Davao City, located south of the Philippines.
M-banking: Going where no bank has gone before
Millions and millions of low-income, unbanked people stand to benefit (and maybe prosper?) from the development of mobile financial services in the next years, but there are several technological, logistical, and security challenges that must be addressed first.
Philippines: Social Media puts spotlight on the Maguindanao Massacre
More than 60 people, including journalists and lawyers, were brutally murdered in Maguindanao Province in the Philippines. Bloggers and netizens were quick to express their reactions through the various social networking sites.