Stories Philippines from November, 2008

Southeast Asia celebrates Obama’s victory

Southeast Asian bloggers are celebrating the victory of President-elect Barack Obama. In fact, Obama's election success has led many bloggers in the region to reflect about the need for change in their local politics.

Asia: On history and hope

Just hours after Barack Obama was named President-Elect, bloggers across the Pacific began recording their thoughts on the historic victory. Hoa Quach reviews blogs from Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Debating the mystical significance of the 44th President

For many, the number four is merely a numeral after three and before five. For those following certain Far Eastern practices, the number four and eight carries heavy significance. What happens when someone born 08/04/61 becomes the 44th President on 11/04/08?

The view from the Pacific (and its environs)

As the first results come in, what are people living in Oceania and Asia thinking about the election? John Liebhardt brings us the latest reactions from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the Philippines.

Filipino Bloggers: Antidote to ‘Election Addiction’ is Reality Check

An overwhelming majority of non-Americans are asking, “What’s next?” now that the US presidential campaign comes to an end this week. Blogs from around the world are asking the same question. However, Filipino bloggers this week have been more active than usual now that the “soap opera” they’ve been religiously following is about to have its climatic conclusion.