Stories about Philippines from April, 2012
Philippines: Demolition of Urban Poor Village Sparks Indignation
At least one person was killed and scores were injured after police forces fired on protesting residents of Silverio Compound in Paranaque City, south of Manila, who were defending their homes from being demolished. The violent demolition has sparked a wave of indignation online.
Philippine Education Prior and During Spanish Colonization
Red-ayglasses blogs about the state of Philippine education during pre-colonial times and under Spanish colonial rule.
Philippines: Counterinsurgency Primer
Karapatan, an alliance working for the promotion and protection of human rights in the Philippines, uploaded a PDF copy of its comic book entitled Oplan Bayanihan for Beginners. The book is an introduction to Oplan Bayanihan, the government's counterinsurgency campaign which is being linked by human rights advocates to the...
Philippines: Netizens Unite to Save Pine Trees
Filipino netizens are using the hashtag #savebaguiopinetrees to protest the plan of a mall owned by the country's richest man to cut 182 pine trees in order to construct a parking lot in Baguio City in northern Philippines
US War Drones in the Philippines
A Radical's Nut looks at how US war drones or “unmanned aerial assault crafts” violates Philippine sovereignty and endanger the lives of ordinary Filipino civilians.
Philippines: Students Prevented from Graduating Over Facebook Bikini Photos
An exclusive all-girls Catholic school managed by nuns in the Central Philippine island of Cebu sparked public outrage when it barred five high school students from joining the graduation ceremony because of photos posted on their Facebook accounts showing them wearing bikinis.