Stories about Philippines from November, 2010
Philippines: Education department's twitter account
DepEd_PH is the official twitter account of the education department of the Republic of the Philippines
Philippines: #dearlottowinner hashtag
Twitter users in the Philippines are using the hashtag #dearlottowinner to greet and send suggestions to the lone grand lotto winner who stands to receive $US15 million, the biggest jackpot prize in Philippine gaming history.
Philippines: Student unrest over education budget cuts
Students from various public universities in the Philippines held massive protest actions against the budget cuts imposed by the government. Students documented the 'campus strikes' by using the internet.
Philippines: Netizens dislike new government tourism campaign
Netizens are up in arms over the government’s new tourism campaign. Various blogs, facebook statuses, and twitter accounts have all become sites of disgust towards the new tourism country branding. Because of negative public feedback, the government announced it will develop a new tourism slogan
Philippines: Economics of K+12
Nicki Tenazas from the Philippines reacts to the government plan to add two more years in the basic education cycle.
Philippines: Leading botanist killed in alleged military-rebel cross-fire
A flurry of tributes and condemnations posted online followed the unexpected death of top Filipino botanist Leonard Co and his two assistants in an alleged cross-fire between the Philippine Army and communist rebels in the province of Leyte
Taiwan: National dignity hurt in the Asian Games
On November 17, leading Taiwanese Taekwondo athlete Yang Shu-chun was disqualified from the 2010 Asian Games during a match with a Vietnamese competitor for “wearing non-certified electronic foot equipment” or “electronic socks”. The incident has stirred up a lot of emotions in Taiwan.
Bangladesh: Discrimination In The Middle East?
“Would there be any lashing if they were white Europeans or Americans?” – so reacts Jyoti at Unheard Voice on the news that a Filipina maid and her Bangladeshi lover had received punishment of 100 lashes and deportation for having sex out of wedlock in Sharjah.
Philippines: Zamboanga, “Asia's brownout city”
Because of regular power outages in the city, Zamboanga residents describe their place as “Asia's brownout city.” Zamboanga is located in the southern part of the Philippines
Philippines: Pacquaio boxing victory dominates twitter
Fans tweeting the Pacquaio-Margarito boxing match have dominated the twitter trending topics. The popular hashtags are #pacquiao, #margarito, Mayweather, FILIPINO PRIDE, Congrats Manny, and Pacquiao-Margarito
Philippines: Students oppose education budget cuts
Student activists in the Philippines are protesting the decision of the government to slash the funding of state universities.
Philippines: Labor attaché earns Filipino migrant community's ire
Instead of helping a victim of illegal termination, the Philippine labor attaché scolded a migrant worker when the latter sought help from the Philippine consulate in Hong Kong. Unfortunately for the attaché, the worker was able to record her traumatic encounter and posted this in YouTube.