· August, 2010

Stories about Philippines from August, 2010

Southeast Asia: Durian, the “King of Fruits”

  28 August 2010

Durian is the ‘king of fruits’ in Southeast Asia. It is known for its strong smell and taste which are appreciated and detested at the same time by many people. In this post, bloggers from the region share their ‘durian stories.’

Philippines: Software Freedom Day

  11 August 2010

The website of Software Freedom Day Philippines was recently launched to mark the 6th year of the campaign for free and open source software in the country.

China: Visa tales

  8 August 2010

With all the economic growth in China over the past few decades and a growing number of global travelers to match, have visa requirements for Chinese citizens been adapting in step? Well-heeled journalist Chen Zikun shares his experiences, see if or how any of them compare to yours.

Philippines: Remembering the Abduction of Fr. Rudy Romano

  4 August 2010

A commemoration protest in the central Philippine city of Cebu leads In Between Columns to remember circumstances surrounding the abduction of human rights advocate Fr. Rudy Romano and fellow anti-dictatorship activist Levi Ybanez by military agents under the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.