Stories about Philippines from January, 2011
Philippines: SIM cards – to register or not to register?
The mandatory cell phone SIM card registration proposal continues to generate an intense online debate in the Philippines as bloggers share their views whether the measure will be an effective anti-terror tool. Here are more voices from the Philippine blogosphere.
Philippines: Online debate over SIM registration
The registration of cellphone subscriber identification module (SIM) cards has become a hot topic for Filipino netizens as lawmakers pushed for the measure in the wake of a recent bus bombing that allegedly involved the use of a cellphone.
Philippines: Oldest Catholic University
Filipino netizens use the #ust400 hashtag to celebrate the 400th year of the University of Sto. Tomas, Asia's oldest Catholic university.
Video: Sports of the World and Games People Play
Sticks, ducks, carcasses, horses, raiding and dancing all have one thing in common: they are all elements used in some of the world's national sports. Today's videos show us a bit about the sports and games that people play in different parts of the world.
Philippines: The ‘Big Bad Blogger’ controversy
A story about a 'big bad blogger' in the Philippines who is allegedly in cahoots with a public relations firm in an extortion racket targeting an unnamed restaurant owner has caused a great stir among Filipino bloggers. Here are some reactions
Philippines: Thousands affected by flashfloods
According to the Philippine govenrment's Department of Social Welfare and Development, more than 800,000 people are affected by flashfloods in the southern provinces
Filipino Netizens Debate Proposed Broadband Caps
The provision in a draft memorandum by the Philippine National Telecommunications Commission allowing Internet Service Providers to set a maximum volume of data a subscriber can consume in a day has sparked debate and on-line movements among Filipino internet users.
Southeast Asia: Review of 2010
Here are the top stories in the Southeast Asia region in 2010 as reported by the Southeast Asia team of Global Voices.