Stories about Philippines from May, 2011
Philippines: Online campaign to defeat Reproductive Health measure
The Catholic Church has turned to cyberspace in its bid to defeat the proposed Reproductive Health bill now pending in Philippine Congress.
Philippines: Digital Media Wiki
A wiki page provides a rich source of information on the state of digital media in the Philippines.
Philippines: Novelist Mired in Plagiarism Controversy
Alfred "Krip" Yuson, an award-winning Filipino novelist, achieved notoriety for allegedly plagiarizing an article by his subordinate in a mainstream news agency. Here are some reactions from the Philippine blogosphere
Philippines: Short films of Kidlat Tahimik
Francis Cruz reviews the notable short films made by Filipino filmmaker Kidlat Tahimik.
World Economy: Women Weigh in on Poverty, Work and Debt
The International Museum of Women's online exhibit on women and the economy, features slideshows, podcasts, videos and essays on women from countries such as Sudan, Denmark, Philippines, USA, Costa Rica, Mexico, Argentina and how they view issues such as poverty, business, family, rights, money and much more.
Philippines: K+12 education reform
Sarah Maramag discusses the new education program of the Philippine government. Two more years of schooling will be added to the basic education cycle.
Technology for Transparency: Final Report
The Technology for Transparency Network is proud to announce the release of its final report, "Global mapping of technology for transparency and accountability". The report is being published by the Transparency and Accountability Initiative (@TAInitiative) along with a over a dozen other reports on the global transparency movement.
Philippines: New bar examination format
A Filipino lawyer revealed that the bar examination format would be modified next year. Aside from the traditional essay questions, examinees will also answer multiple choice examinations.
Philippines: Political Prisoner Writes Online Prison Diary
A Filipino artist, journalist and activist who is detained by the Philippine authorities has created a blog to document his prison experience and reflections. His family, friends, fellow artists and writers, and supporters from civil society have also been using the net to campaign for his freedom.
Global Blogging Competition on Water Issues
The European Journalism Centre has launched a three month international blogging competition focusing on water issues called TH!NK5. Bloggers from 40 different countries joined the contest, aiming to win the final prize: a trip to Lisbon, Portugal. Here are some of the most popular and original posts written by some of the winners.
Philippines: Performance of local governments
LGPMS provides online reports and other performance indicators of local governments in the Philippines.
Philippines: ‘Goodbye Friendster’
Social network site Friendster will become a 'social entertainment' site soon and it will delete the profile content of its users at the end of the month. Many Filipinos react with a hint of sadness considering that the Philippines was Friendster's biggest market for many years