· March, 2011

Stories about Philippines from March, 2011

Philippines: Manila Twestival

  24 March 2011

Proceeds from the Manila Twestival which will take place today will go to JeepneED. The group aims to provide mobile science and tech materials for rural schools in the Philippines.

Philippines: World Boxing Champ Knocked-out on Twitter

  23 March 2011

Philippine Congressman Manny Pacquiao is the world's best ‘pound-for-pound' fighter but he was 'knocked-out' on twitter when netizens criticized him for being absent in an important session of Congress and for sending 'strange' tweets online. Pacquiao has since then deleted his twitter account.

Philippines: Bloggers Dispel Japan Nuclear Scare Hoax

  16 March 2011

Hoax messages that sow unfounded fear and panic in the public about Japan's nuclear problems like avoiding acid rain and radiation exposure are circulating in the Philippines. Bloggers are quick in coming out to prove that the messages are false

Philippines: Tsunami Monitoring and Quake Hoax

  11 March 2011

Following the strong earthquake that rocked Japan, a tsunami alert was issued in 19 coastal provinces of the Philippines. #Batanes and #Samar became global trending twitter topics. Batanes refers to the northern province of the country while Samar refers to the false report that an earthquake hit the Samar province