Stories about Philippines from August, 2010
Southeast Asia: Durian, the “King of Fruits”
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: “Hong Kong, our apology for what happened”
The recent hostage-taking of Hong Kong nationals in Manila, which has roused worldwide indignation over the bloodshed, has led Filipinos to write apologies via a Facebook page.
Hong Kong: A Typology Internet Commentators
ESWN translated an online forum post on a typology of Hong Kong Internet Commentators regarding Aug 23 Manila hostage incident.
Hong Kong and the Philippines: The uncovered truth of the 823 tragedy
A Filipino Chinese who grows up in Hong Kong wrote a post about the 823 tragedy in which 8 hostages were killed by a gunman. The writer believes that the Philippine government and police have to be responsible for the hostages’ death.
Philippines: Hostage drama ends in violence
An ex-policeman hijacked a tourist bus in Manila, Philippines which led to the death of 9 tourists from Hong Kong. Filipino netizens are angry, sad, and disappointed. Here are some online comments.
Philippines: “Jejemon” Translator and the Global Voices Manifesto
Jejemon is a special combination of internet and mobile phone language which is popularly used by young Filipinos today. Using the Jejemon Translator, let us 'jejemonize' the Global Voices Manifesto.
Philippines: Software Freedom Day
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
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
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.
Philippines: Bloggers’ Insights on the Peasant Problem
Filipino bloggers joining a commercial tour to the mountain villages of the central Philippine Province of Cebu got a glimpse of the livelihood and insights into the problems confronting the peasants in the area.