Friday, April 18, 2008

Shed A Tear For Our Homeland

They say no news is good news. However, sometimes, publishing some news about our country can serve as a reality check for all of us.

Philippines Population Climbs, Food Problems Loom Planet Ark Thu, 17 Apr 2008 6:31 PM PDTMANILA -

The Philippines' population has grown over two percent each year since 2000, the government said on Thursday, but experts said Asia's biggest Catholic nation was unlikely to change policies to slow the increase.

PHILIPPINES: Water supply warnings AlertNet Thu, 17 Apr 2008 6:39 AM PDTSource: IRIN Last year, the rains in May, June and July, which normally signal the onset of the "wet" season in the Philippines, did not arrive as expected, causing levels of reservoirs to plunge.

Philippines: Philippines Continues To Grapple With Record High Rice Prices Sin Chew Jit Poh -2 hours, 18 minutes ago
MANILA, PHILIPPINES: Prices of rice in the country, which imports more than 10 per cent of its annual rice requirement and is the world’s top importer this year, may retail as high as 49 pesos

In Philippines slum desperately poor sell kidneys for cash AFP via Yahoo! News - Apr 16 9:03 PM
The men living in the tough Baseco dockside shantytown on Manila Bay carry one of two badges to prove they belong -- tattoos for the gang members and surgical scars for the kidney sellers.

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