Stories about Philippines from May, 2010
Philippines: Destroying another landmark
Torn and Frayed in Manila blogs about the impending destruction of another historical landmark in Manila – Sta Ana Racetrack.
Philippine Literature in English
Shades of thought writes about the relevance of Philippine Literature in English.
365 Great Stuff from the Philippines
365 Great Pinoy Stuff makes “a random list of Filipino stuff that makes Filipinos proud, happy, nostalgic, elated, high, inspired, hungry, hopeful, confident, comforted, excited, intrigued, entertained, mystified, homesick– you name it, all the feel good experiences we ought to have.”
Philippines: Tagalog and Filipino
Cribke muses on the difference between the Tagalog and Filipino languages.
Philippines: Linguistic Roots of Ancient Pot
Filipino academics retrace the linguistic roots of inscriptions etched in the rim of an ancient pot of high archeological value excavated in the Philippines.
Philippines: Broadcaster survives assassination attempt
Fellow journalists condemn the attempted assassination of Jerome Tabanganay, a broadcaster from the northern Philippine province of Kalinga known for his regular criticism of government corruption.
Philippines: The jejemon craze
As millions of Filipinos closely followed the recently concluded elections, another phenomenon by the name “jejemon” is stealing the spotlight for other Filipinos, especially online where jejemon enthusiasts and haters compete for attention
Monitoring Philippine Elections through Social Media
The May 10 Philippine election was historic because it was the first time the country implemented an automated election system. Filipinos used various social media platforms to monitor the conduct of the elections.
Philippines: Labor Day 2010
Workers of the world celebrated International Labor Day on May 1. In the Philippines, thousands of workers marched on the streets to demand higher wages and better working conditions as the government held job fairs and moved the official labor day holiday to May 3.