Stories about Philippines from December, 2011
Philippines: Typhoon Sendong and Social Media
Typhoon Sendong victims, their families, and friends, in the Philippines are using social media to look for missing victims, coordinate and document relief efforts, and record images and accounts of the destruction.
Philippines: Blog of Detained Cultural Worker
Jailhouse Blog is the online prison diary of Ericson Acosta, an artist and activist who was arrested by the Philippine Army while conducting human rights documentation in Samar province. He faces charges of illegal possession of explosives.
Southeast Asia Indie Music
Southeast Asia Indie aims “to unite and promote the great indie scenes in the Southeast Asian Region: Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.” It specializes in releasing free digital mp3 compilations and singles that include indie tracks from the region.
Video Highlights: Protests, Elections, Culture and GV
A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories including video from Middle East and North Africa, Sub Saharan Africa, Eastern and Central Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America, selected by Juliana Rincón Parra.
Philippines: State of National Calamity After Tropical Storm Sendong
A state of national calamity was declared by the Philippine president after tropical storm Sendong devastated many parts of north Mindanao Island. More than 1,000 people have already died in the flash floods and 1,000 are still missing. Here are some citizen media photos and reports of the flood impact.
Philippines: Storm Leaves Hundreds Dead and Missing
Hundreds died in many parts of Mindanao Island in southern Philippines after tropical storm Sendong hit the country last Friday. The casualties could be worse and may even reach more than 600. It’s the worst flooding to hit the north part of Mindanao in many years. Netizens immediately used the web to report about the disaster and to call for support
Human Rights Online Philippines
Human Rights Online Philippines is a website dedicated to promote and protect human hights in the Philippines through information resources
Southeast Asia: Crocodiles in the News
A giant crocodile in the southern Philippines and crocodiles in the flooded waters of Thailand and Cambodia were among the top news topics in Southeast Asia in the last quarter of the year. Here are some crocodile sightings and online reports.
Russia: Interview With an “Overseas Filipino Worker”
English Dad in Moscow interviews a woman from the Philippines who works as a cleaner and babysitter in Moscow: “I wanted to know how hard is to move here as an economic migrant, also known as a “OFW” (Overseas Filipino Worker) as I find it amazing that they move to...
Philippines: “Occupy” Protests Overcome Police Brutality
Police violently dispersed the 'Occupy-like' protest of youth groups in the Philippines but the 'Campout' continued for several days near the presidential palace and managed to draw thousands of young people in the streets.
Philippines: Campout Against Budget Cuts
It could be the Philippine version of the ‘Occupy’ protests as activists prepare to launch Campout actions this week against government budget cuts on social services.
Philippines: Red Whistle Campaign against HIV/AIDS
The Red Whistle campaign aims to promote awareness about the rising cases of HIV/AIDS in the Philippines