Stories about Philippines from April, 2010
Southeast Asia: Good Governance Advocacy via Technology
As part of our Technology for Transparency research, Sopheap Chak offers a broad overview of the role of technology and grassroots, online communities in the movement for good governance in Southeast Asia.
Philippines: 2010 iBlog Summit
The 6th Philippine Blogging Summit, or iBlog was successfully held at the University of the Philippines.
Philippines: Internet cafe hard disks registration
The Philippine Optical Media Board recently proposed to require internet cafe operators to register the hard disks in their computers. Bloggers and internet cafe operators react.
Philippines: Veteran Journalists Receives Death Threats
Durianburgdavao reports on the death threats received by veteran Filipino journalist Marites Vitug after the publication of her book, Shadow of Doubt: Probing the Supreme Court which is critical of the inner workings of the Philippine judiciary.
The Coconut Farmers of the Philippines
The Longest Way Home blogs and posts photos on his encounter with the coconut farmers of the Philippines.
Philippines: Online indignation over massacre case
The government's recent decision to drop multiple murder charges against two members of the Ampatuan clan involved in the November 2009 Maguindanao massacre of 57 people, including 31 journalists, has sparked the indignation of Filipinos.
Philippines: Holy Week rituals
Journalist Gel Santos Relos writes about the Holy Week rituals practiced in the Philippines
Philippines: More effective than surveys
According to Oliver Mendoza from the Philippines, “various studies have shown that ‘word of mouth’ campaigning is more effective in influencing voters than opinion surveys”
Philippines: Earth Hour 2010
The Philippines joined the March 27 Earth Hour as 1,076 cities and municipalities turned their lights off in a symbolic mass action for energy conservation, environmental protection, and against global warming. Filipinos post observations and comments online.
Philippines: A Holy Week Visit to Old Manila
An excursion through the old downtown area of Manila City during the Holy Week underscores the need for a sense of history and culture in the face of the lack of initiatives to preserve colonial-era buildings, set up museums, and retain old street names.
Philippines: Online Visita Iglesia
The faithful can now have the Visita Iglesia, or the traditional Filipino custom of visiting at least seven churches where they can commemorate the fourteen Stations of the Cross on Holy Thursday, online. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines recently launched the “online Visita Iglesia” for those “who cannot...