Stories about Philippines from February, 2011
Philippines: Laptop registration proposal
Tonyo Cruz from the Philippines gathers online reactions to the proposal of a government agency to require the registration of laptops to prevent cybercrimes.
Philippines: Village Ordinance Requires Prescriptions for Condoms
Ayala Alabang briefly became a global twitter trending topic this week. It is one of the richest villages in the Philippines which recently made headline news for passing an ordinance requiring medical prescriptions for the buying of condoms.
Philippines: Protest against railway fare hikes
The Riles Network website was set-up by commuters who are opposed to the planned railway fare hikes in the Philippines
Philippines: Hot air balloon fiesta
Ginger of ManilaReviews writes about the 16th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Clark, Pampanga.
Philippines: Netizens react to suicide of former Army chief
Filipinos were shocked to learn that Angelo Reyes, the country's former military chief and Cabinet Secretary of National Defense, Energy and Local Government has died in an apparent suicide. Reyes was being investigated by the Senate about the alleged corruption in the military. Here are blog reactions.
Philippines: Football revival
Filipinos use the twitter hashtag #azkals to express support and admiration to the Philippine Football Team known as the Azkals.
Southeast Asia: Reactions to Egypt protests
Using the #egypt hashtag, let’s read what twitter users in several Southeast Asian countries have been tweeting in reaction to the ongoing Egypt protests
Philippines: Martyr for Women's Liberation
This new blog is “dedicated to the continuing remembrance of our beloved Ma. Lorena Barros – a warm and compassionate person, a caring daughter, a loving mother, a true friend, a staunch fighter of the national liberation movement and a towering figure in the women's liberation movement in the Philippines.”
Philippines: Anti-Cybercrime Bills
Tonyo Cruz uploads the full text of proposed ‘Cybercrime’ prevention legislative bills in the Philippines.