Eunice del Rosario

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

  November 3, 2008

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.

Indonesia: In Search of Obama's Madrasah

  June 4, 2008

Over a year ago, Fox News released a story stating that Senator Barack Obama had been educated at a ‘secular madrasah’ as a young child in Indonesia. A madrasah (loosely translated to mean ‘school’ in English) may not sound like a big of a deal, but associating madrasah to words...

Philippines: The Other “Bill” That Hillary Backed

  May 5, 2008

Victory was declared for the thousands of World War II veterans from the Philippines this past week with the passing of the Filipino Veterans Equity Bill in the US. Democrats pushing the legislation now want a six-decade-long law overturned to give an estimated 18,000 Filipino war veterans who live in...

Get Hillary – it's the only choice

  April 21, 2008

It is all getting rather silly – and very worrying. I watched what we were able to see on TV of the ABC Hillary/Barack debate, topping up content with online clips. Unless one is there, it is very hard these days to get any report which is not skewed with...

Filipino bloggers compare US and Philippines politics

  March 14, 2008

Lauded as America’s democratic model in Asia, it is then of no surprise that the Philippines is keeping a close eye on the race to the White House. It may even be insightful to say that when it comes to politics, the Philippines – a former colony of the superpower - is just like the US. Even as politicians change, the system remains very much the same; the voting participation is quite the same; ideological views (and their marginalization) are the same; and the structure of government itself is the same.