Stories about Philippines from March, 2011
Philippines: TV Host Accused of Child Exploitation
Netizens from the Philippines want authorities to address what they believe was a case of child exploitation on prime time TV when a child was encouraged by a program host to present a sexy dance performance.
Philippines: Manila Twestival
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
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: Alleged military torture video
Isnayp, a communist media group in the Philippines, releases a video showing torture inside the military camps of the government in Bicol region.
Philippines: Bloggers Dispel Japan Nuclear Scare Hoax
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 signs Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court
Lawyer Harry Roque was a witness when the Philippine president signed the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court last week.
Philippines: Tsunami Monitoring and Quake Hoax
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
Philippines: Reactions to Proposed National Bloggers’ Association
There is an ongoing debate among Filipino bloggers regarding the proposed formation of a ‘National Bloggers' Association'. Bloggers on both sides of the fence - those in favor and against the proposal have expressed their respective positions